Academic honors acknowledge Spartan standouts
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Echols Delivers Two RBI Doubles
Late-inning heroics propel MSU to another victory
Davis Delivers Sixth-Inning RBI Double
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
JUNIOR (2017): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Had her best year in the circle, with a 3.84 ERA, 16-8 record, and 144 innings pitched - all career highs ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in strikeouts (145), which is ninth in a single-season at MSU ... Among Big Ten hurlers, ranked 12th in innings pitched, sixth in victories, and ninth in saves (2), ranking 11th in starts (23), 10th in relief appearances (17) and fourth overall in appearances (40), which was also 10th all-time in the MSU record book ... Earned two starts and had one relief appearance at the FAU tournament, earning an opening-day win over UNF (2/10) with six strikeouts and scattering six hits in 5.1 innings ... Also started the finale vs. FAU (2/12), allowing three hits and striking out six in three innings of work ... Made a relief appearance vs. NC State (3/11), going three innings, striking out four, and allowing just four hits in earning the relief victory ... Made appearances in four of five games at the Madiera Beach Invitational, pitching a complete-game victory vs UAB (2/17), striking out a career-best nine ... Started the game vs. So. Illinois (2/18) and went 4.1 innings, striking out six - but did not get a decision ... Threw two relief innings vs. both Villanova (2/17) and Robert Morris (2/19), picking up her the save vs. the Wildcats with three strikeouts ... Started two of the three games at Loyola-Marymount (2/24-26), getting a pair of wins and surrendering a combined four earned runs ... Shared a shutout of the Lions in the opener, going five innings, striking out eight ... Took losses in both games vs. No. 16 Georgia, the first a 4-3 walkoff win for the Bulldogs where she struck out three and allowed just two earned runs ... Threw six innings to earn the win at Georgia Tech (3/8), including 5.1 innings of no-hit ball. She allowed one run on a homer that broke up the no-hitter ... Went five innings in a midweek win over Western Michigan with just one earned run allowed and a pair of strikeouts (3/29) ... Pitched in the two final games of the Maryland series: a five-inning, one-hit start vs. the Terps in game two with eight K's, and a three-inning relief stint with four strikeouts that earned her a second win on the weekend (4/1-2) ... Earned two wins in the series vs. Penn State (4/8-9), going eight innings, striking out eight, and logging one complete game ... Threw a combined seven innings in the Illinois series, going five innings in a game two start and allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits in an extra-inning loss (4/15), then came on for two innings of relief in the second game of the doubleheader ... Threw 2.2 strong innings of relief at Michigan (4/18), allowing just two hits and one run (none earned) ... Saw action in two of the three games of the Ohio State series (4/21-23), getting the start in game two and was middle relief in game three, where she tossed two innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts ... Allowed just three hits while striking out four and walking four in a tough 6-5 loss at Rutgers (4/29) ... Earned two decisions in the Indiana series (5/6-8), picking up the tough-luck loss in a 1-0 game one loss where she allowed just six hits, struck out three and walked five ... Earned the win in the IU series finale with three innings of three-hit relief in sharing an 8-0 shutout ... Earned both of MSU's Big Ten Tournament victories, throwing 12 innings, allowing seven runs and striking out 14 as MSU advanced to the semis ... Tossed five innings vs. IUPUI, scattering three hits, to earn her 16th victory of the season ... Started the game and came back on for a scoreless seventh vs. Murray State (5/17) to earn the save ...
SOPHOMORE (2016): Appeared in 22 games, getting nine starts ... Owned a 3-2 record in 52.2 innings pitched, surrendering 64 hits and walking 53 ... Earned her first career save ... Tossed 7.2 innings over three games in the FGCU Kickoff Classic, two in relief ... Got the win vs. UIC (2/13), going 4.1 innings and striking out four ... Entered in relief against Stony Brook, earning her first career save after 2.2 IP, striking out four, and walking two (2/26) ... Had her second relief appearance of the weekend against Boston University (2/26), picking up the win after three innings of two-hit ball ... Tossed a complete game vs. host Florida Atlantic (2/27), scattering 10 hits, striking out four and walking five ... Went 3.1 innings in a tough loss to South Carolina, scattering three hits and allowing four runs while striking out two ... Went 2.2 innings in her fourth start of the year, vs. Columbia (3/12), striking out one and walking one ... Also made a relief appearance vs. Charleston Southern (3/11), going 1.1 innings and striking out two ... Tossed a complete five innings vs. Western Michigan in a 12-2 five-inning win, striking out three and not allowing a hit after the first inning ... Threw six innings in the three-game series against Penn State (4/1-2), striking out three and scattering nine hits ... Entered in relief in a 3-0 loss to No. 2 Michigan (4/13) allowing one run, striking out one and walking one in two innings of work ... Threw four innings of relief in MSU's middle game vs. Rutgers, striking out three (4/30) ...
FRESHMAN (2015): Showed consistent growth and improvement throughout her freshman season ... Finished with an 8.03 ERA in 83.2 innings, the second-most of the pitching staff ... Struck out 69 on the season ... Made her collegiate debut against Rhode Island (2/6), throwing four innings and striking out two in a 7-1 victory... Started the time-shortened game against FIU (3/1), striking out two and allowing six hits in 2.2 innings of work ... Earned her first complete game vs. UCF, scattering nine hits (3/8) ... Made two relief appearances in the Mercer Bears Classic (3/13-15) in front of a home crowd ... Tossed two innings in her first Big Ten action at Nebraska (3/21) ... Provided some stability with a complete game in the series finale at Rutgers (4/5), going si innings and scattering five hits ... Tossed her second straight complete game against Toledo (4/8), striking out a career-high seven while scattering five hits and walking just four ... Went 4.2 innings in the opener vs. Ohio State, (4/10), scattering seven hits and striking out three ... Tossed 1.2 innings against the Buckeyes in the finale (4/12), allowing just two earned runs and striking out four in her fourth start over five games ... Earned a start against Michigan (4/15), going 2.1 innings ... Started the first and third games against Minnesota (4/17, 4/19). going seven innings in each outing ... Struck out five and threw a season-high 160 pitches in game one, returning to the game in the late innings after being lifted in favor of Kristina Zalewski ... Went the distance in the series finale, striking out three (all looking) and walking just four, scattering 12 hits ... Tossed a complete game at Central Michigan, allowing three runs (one earned) on nine hits and striking out five ... Tossed four innings in the opener against Maryland (5/1), allowing three earned runs on seven hits and striking out four in a no-decision ... Earned the win in the series finale against the Terps (5/3) scattering four hits and striking out a season-high seven batters.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year softball letterwinner for coach Matthew Jones at Harrison High School ... Harrison High School Most Outstanding Athlete as a senior in 2014 ... Two-time first team All-Region pick ... Second Team All-State in 2014... Varsity team MVP as both a junior and senior ... Georgia State runner-up finish in 2014 after making it to the elite eight in 2013 ... Selected to the Georgia All-State game ... Named to the All-Region Second Team in 2012 ... Helped her team to The 6-A State Elite 8 in 2012 ... Voted team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... Lettered in basketball for three years, and was named team MVP in 2012 ... Led her basketball team to a 6-A State Elite 8 finish in 2012.
CLUB: Competed for the Atlanta Vipers Softball Organization ... Led her team to a 2013 ASA National Championship ... Helped her team finish an undefeated championship run with a complete game in the national championship game ... 2013 ASA State Champions ... Led her team to earn 2011, 2012, and 2013 National Qualifiers.
PERSONAL: Born March 31, 1996, to parents Jason and Stephanie ... Has one younger brother, Brandon, who plays football at the Citadel ... Mother played basketball for Alma College and was a member of the 1992 National Championship squad ... Grandfather played football for Central Michigan University ... Advertising major.