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): Saw action in 21 games, making four starts, all at shortstop ... hit .211 with one double and five RBI, and scored three runs ... swiped three stolen bases ... had lone multi-hit outing going 2-for-4 with two RBI Western Michigan at Comerica Park (May 9) ... also had two RBI in season-opener at Abilene Christian (Feb. 17) ... in the field, was part of seven double plays.
2016 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 33 games with 18 starts ... batted .224 with one double and three RBI ... also swiped four stolen bases ... ended season on a six-game reached base streak ... had a pair of three-hit outings, first going 3-for-3 with a run scored vs. Eastern Michigan at Comerica Park (May 11) and going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base vs. Nebraska (May 25) ... tallied a .940 fielding percentage and was a part of eight double plays.
2015 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 34 games, making 27 starts at second base ... Hit .213 with five doubles and eight RBIs ... Went 2-for-4 with a double at Ohio State (3/21) ... Drove in a run against Oakland (3/25) ... Walked and scored twice at Eastern Michigan on April 1 ... Had a two-run double at Indiana (4/26) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in win over Purdue (5/2) ... Had a .973 fielding percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity player and three-year captain for Coach Ian Hearn at Rockford High School ... Batted .425 as a junior and .420 as a senior ... Michigan Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year ... Voted to the MHSBCA All-State Dream Team and named the MLive.com Grand Rapids Press Athlete of the Year and all-state as a junior and senior ... Two-time all-conference, all-district and all-region performer ... Helped Rockford to the 2011 Division 1 State Championship as a freshman ... Ranked the No. 1 shortstop in the state by Perfect Game, No. 6 player in the state by Michigan Baseball Prospects, No. 5 player in the state by Perfect Game and No. 8 by Prep Baseball Report
PERSONAL: Son of Brian and Kim Young ... Chose Michigan State over Nebraska and Michigan ... majoring in finance.