Ryan Jones and Jordan Keur share the John Kobs Most Valuable Player award.
MSU will play its first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years on Friday at 4 p.m. EDT.
Fifth-seeded MSU will take on the fourth-seeded Huskers in the first round Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.
MSU finishes the regular season 35-19 and will be the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
MSU hosts EMU Wednesday at 3:05 p.m. at McLane Baseball Stadium.
2012 (SENIOR): Posted a 1-1 record with a 8.68 ERA . . . made seven appearances, including his first career start against Eastern Michigan on April 11 . . . recorded the last out in the top of the 15th inning to record the win against Seton Hall (3/10) as the Spartans defeated the Pirates, 4-3 . . . also had scoreless outings against Cincinnati (3/17), Oakland (3/25) and Western Michigan (4/17) . . . tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in the 2012 Crosstown Showdown against the Lansing Lugnuts.
2011 (JUNIOR): Led the team with 24 appearances, all in relief . . . compiled a 1-2 record and 6.23 ERA with one save in 30.1 innings pitched . . . struck out 21 batters . . . fanned four and didn't allow a run in 2.2 innings of action at Indiana (5/15) . . . threw a scoreless inning and struck out one in MSU's victory over Central Michigan on April 20 in the "Clash at Comerica", the first-ever collegiate game at the stadium . . . threw a season-high 4.1 innings and struck out four at Ohio State (4/16) . . . struck out the side in his only inning of work against Yale (3/11).
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Led the team in ERA (2.38) and opposing batting average (.183) . . . struck out 21 batters and only walked six in 22.2 innings . . . tied for third on the team with 14 appearances and had two saves . . . only surrendered six runs all season . . . struck out six in a season-high 4.0 innings to earn the save against Oakland (3/28) . . . fanned a season-high six batters in 2.0 innings of work against Iowa (4/3) . . . picked up the save after pitching a scoreless 2.2 innings against Eastern Michigan (4/27).
PRIOR TO MSU: Attended Grand Rapids Community College in 2009 and College of the Desert in Palm Springs, Calif., in his first year out of high school . . . won three letters playing for coach Kevin Vince at Flushing High School . . . named all-state and earned state Dream Team honors as a senior in 2007 . . . also named the Flint Journal Player of the Year and garnered a spot on the Detroit Free Press Dream Team . . . garnered all-conference and all-district honors in 2006 as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 27, 1988 in Flint . . . grandfather and mother are his biggest baseball influences . . . Tim Lincecum is his favorite athlete . . . greatest athletic experience was throwing eight shutouts his senior year of high school.
SIMPSON'S CAREER STATS
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