Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Letterwinners earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2015-16 academic year.
Spartans will be playing in leagues around the country.
In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
2017 (JUNIOR): Made 12 appearances with three starts, posing a 5.11 ERA in 12.1 IP ... Fired six strikeouts ... Struck out season-high two batters in season-long 2.2 IP vs. Ohio State (April 16).
2016 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 19 games, posting a 1-3 record with a 2.55 ERA in 42.1 IP with four starts ... Fired 25 strikeouts while walking 13 ... Held opponents to a .212 average ... Started against Notre Dame (April 19) and fired career-high tying four strikeouts in pitching career-best 7.1 IP ... Added three other games with three strikeouts ... Earned his first start of the season vs. FGSU (March 9) ... Earned his first win of the season against Toledo (April 27).
2015 (FRESHMAN): Finished the year 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA ... Made his collegiate debut at UCLA (2/27) ... Recorded a strikeout against Illinois in one inning of work (3/30) ... Pitched one inning and struck out two batters in a win over Northwestern (4/12) ... Made his first-career start against Central Michigan at Comerica Park (4/15), pitching 5.1 innings, striking out four and giving up zero runs ... Earned his first-career win by tossing a season-high 6.0 innings vs. Eastern Michigan (4/29), allowing no runs off five hits ... Picked up the win at Central Michigan (5/12), allowing one run off one hit in 2.0 innings ... Allowed just four runs on the season (17.1 IP).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain for Coach Dave Van Noord at Hudsonville High School ... Recorded a 1.84 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 45.2 innings pitched as a senior ... Pitched in the 2014 East vs. West All-Star game at Comerica Park ... Went 6-1 with a 2.23 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched as a junior, earning all-region, all-district and all-conference honors ... Hurled a no-hitter, including 11 strikeouts, in a 4-0 victory over East Kentwood on May 2, 2013 ... Winning pitcher in the 2012 division 1 state championship, helping Hudsonville post a 35-5 record ... Ranked the No. 4 player in the state by Michigan Baseball Prospects, No. 9 by Prep Baseball Report and No. 10 by Perfect Game.
PERSONAL: Son of Bryan and Lisa Baar ... Father played baseball at Western Michigan and went on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Brother, Tyler, played baseball at Toledo ... Chose Michigan State over Michigan and Western Michigan ... majoring in accounting.