Jordan Zimmerman earns MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors.
MSU hosts Maryland in a three-game set.
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Joel Fisher and Blaise Salter both had three RBIs.
Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.
Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, Feb. 28, 2014
2015 (JUNIOR): Received a medical redshirt.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Started 18 games, all at second base ... Reached base four times on two hits and two walks in a win over No. 1 Oregon State (2/22) ... Recorded an RBI double in a win over Northwestern (4/27).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Started 13 of the 17 games he appeared in . . . started 12 of those games at second base and one game at third base . . . hit .227 during the course of the season . . . had a .969 fielding percentage . . . fielded seven double plays throughout the season, good enough for fourth on the team . . . fifth on the team in assists with 45, along with only two errors . . . credited for a career-best seven assists against Oakland (3/24) and Indiana (4/13) . . . finished the season scoring four runs and driving in two.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Mass., in 2011-12 after earning three letters under Coach Bill Lis at Detroit Catholic Central High School from 2009-11 . . . team captain and MVP of the 2011 DCC team that went 26-10 and won district and regional titles while advancing to the Division 1 quarterfinals . . . earned all-district, all-region, all-league and all-area honors as a senior in 2011 after leading the team in on-base percentage (.511) to go along with a .386 batting average, 17 doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs . . . named to the Division 1 Academic All-State Team in 2011 and was also a two-time Academic All-Catholic selection (2010 and 2011) . . . four-year honor roll student, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor . . . also a member of the Gabriel Richard Club at Detroit Catholic Central (minimum GPA of 3.60) . . . played for the Michigan Red Sox during the summer in 2010 and 2011 . . . chose Michigan State over several other schools, including Creighton, Yale, Brown and Holy Cross.
PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Mara Nowak . . . born Oct. 7, 1993.