Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
Tim Ehrhardt named Alderton Male Athlete of the Year; Sarah Burnham and Tori Jankoska share Alderton Female Co-Athletes of the Year honors.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Durkin and Hughes voted as co-recipients of the John Kobs Most Valuable Player honor.
Durkin, Hughes, Roskelly and Troop tabbed to All-Big Ten second team, Kelley on all-freshman list
Big Ten Tournament: MSU 4, Maryland 3 May 27, 2016, TD Ameritrade Park
Notre Dame vs. Michigan State, April 19, 2016
Michigan State vs. Oregon, April 1, 2016, McLane Stadium
Michigan State vs. Rutgers, March 26, 2016
2017 (SENIOR): Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Voted co-recipient of the John Kobs Most Valuable Player team award ... Was MSU's starting second baseman for all 52 games of 2017, one of only two players to not only play, but start all 52 games ... Selected as team captain by his teammates prior to the season ... Led B1G second basemen and ranked tied for ninth in the league overall with nine home runs, and was also first among B1G second basemen and was tied for 11th in the conference overall stats with 42 RBI ... Also led B1G second basemen and ranked 12th in the conference overall with a .497 slugging percentage, and was also tops among the league's second basemen and ranked tied for second overall with 16 doubles ... Defensively, tied for sixth in the conference overall with 151 assists, and ranked tied for 13th in the league overall with 32 fielding double plays, including being part of an NCAA-high six double plays vs. Abilene Christian on Feb. 18 ... Was also the middle part of turning the only triple play in the B1G this season, at Nebraska on May 13, one of 13 teams in the NCAA to do so.
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Made 16 appearances, including eight starts at second base and hit .265 ... Scored three runs and had three walks against Northwestern (4/12) ... Went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a walk at Comerica Park vs. Central Michigan (4/15) ... Had a season-high three hits in a win over Indiana (4/26) ... Went 1-for-1 with an RBI in a Big Ten Tournament win over Nebraska (5/21).
2014 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 23 games and started 15 his freshman season ... had a career-high four RBIs against Minnesota (3/30) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a win at Eastern Michigan (4/1) ... hit .228 in 57 plate appearances with six RBIs ... recorded three multi-hit games ... scored two runs and had two hits against Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... posted a .228 batting average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner under Coach Dave DeHaan at Victor J. Andrew High School . . . was a two-time captain his during final two years in high school . . . ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report . . . during his senior season batted .430 with 40 RBIs and four home runs . . . batted a school-record .523 with three homers, 13 doubles, seven triples, 31 RBIs and 43 runs scored as a junior in 2012 . . . earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors in his final two seasons from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . named to the Chicago Tribune all-state second team . . . also earned all-area and all-conference honors and was named team MVP in his junior and senior campaigns . . . was a four-year Student Athlete Reward recipient in high school . . . collected 10 straight hits during one three-game stretch . . . named the Southtown Star Player of the Week on April 3 after batting 14-for-22 (.636) with two homers and nine RBIs, including the game-winning hit in a 3-2 win over Sandburg . . . as a sophomore in 2011, hit .370 with 34 RBIs . . . also lettered in football and basketball . . . earned honorable mention all-conference in football as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Dan and Michelle Durkin . . . born April 4, 1995 . . . plans to pursue a degree in general management . . . his brother, Tony, is a red-shirt freshman offensive lineman at Illinois . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Minnesota, St. Joseph's and Western Illinois.