Spartans take on nine NCAA Tournament teams from 2017
Academic honors acknowledge Spartan standouts
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Spartans can't get bats going in elimination loss
Echols Delivers Two RBI Doubles
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
SOPHOMORE (2017): First Team NFCA Great Lakes Region selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Led MSU with a .403 average, just the sixth player in school history to hit .400 in a season ... Fourth in the B1G in batting average, while ranking sixth in slugging (.704), and on-base percentage (.492), third in RBI with a school-record 58, 14th in hits (64), 10th in doubles (14) and 11th in home runs (10), which is eighth all-time at MSU in a single season ... Ranked second on the team and sixth all-time in a single season at MSU in extra-base hits (26), smacking two triples in addition to her 14 doubles and 10 homers ... Led her team with 28 walks, good for 10th in the Big Ten and tied for eighth in a single season at MSU ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in the season opener v. UNF (2/10), posting a double and a career-best three RBI ... Went 2-for-4 against Troy, with a run scored ... Had a pair of multiple-hit efforts in five games at the Madiera Beach Invitational, going 2-for-4 vs. Villanova (2/17) with a stolen base and 3-for-4 vs. North Dakota (2/18) with 1-for-3 efforts vs. both SIU (2/18) and Robert Morris (2/19) ... Had three hits in the LMU series (2/24-26), including a 2-for-3 effort in the middle contest along with a walk and a stolen base in addition to a career-high four assists ... Hit a team-best .667 (4-for-6) in three games at the Georgia Invitational (3/4-5), smacking a triple and a home run among her four hits, racking up three RBI ... Went 1-for-3 vs. Kennesaw State, with a two-run homer and a walk (3/10) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. Tennessee Tech (3/11) ... Went 1-for-3 at Notre Dame (3/22), returning to her starting position at third base ... Hit a three-run homer in the opening game of the Purdue series (3/24), her third of the season ... Two hits, four runs scored, and four walks in the series vs. Maryland (3/31/4-2) ... Went a combined 4-for-10 in the PSU series (4/8-9), tying the school record with two home runs in game two and adding four RBI ... Had a hit in each of the three games of the Illinois series (4/14-15), which included a double, a triple, and a pair of walks ... Established new career highs with a 4-for-4 day at the plate and five RBI against Toledo (4/19) ... Led the Spartans with four base hits in the Ohio State series (4/21-23) ... Walked three times and hit a bases-loaded double for three RBI against Eastern Michigan (4/25) ... Hit her seventh homer of the season in the loss at Central Michigan (4/26) ... Five hits and five RBI in the Rutgers series (4/28-30), with a homer and three doubles accounting for four of her five base hits ... Hit .500 in the Indiana series, with a pair of doubles in the middle game, a 6-5 win ... Hit .571 with five walks and six RBI in the Big Ten Tournament (5/11-13), earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... Brought home the game-winning RBI in the quarterfinal vs. Michigan (5/12), giving MSU its first win over the Wolverines since 2009 ... Went 1-for-4 with a sac hit in the NISC opener vs. Murray State, (5/16) ... Delivered a 3-for-4 performance in the NISC second game vs. IUPUI (5/17), adding four RBI to establish a new single-season RBI school record ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored vs. Murray State (5/17) ...
FRESHMAN (2016): Played 31 games, starting 27, despite a midseason injury ... Hit .272 with a .370 slugging percentage, adding five extra-base hits ... Saw action in three games at the FGCU Kickoff Classic, recording her first collegiate hit on an RBI single vs. Kent State (2/13) ... Started all five games at the Littlewood Classic at Arizona State (2/19-21), with a two-RBI single vs. Memphis (2/20) ... Hit a team-best .375 at the Florida Atlantic Invitational, with a pair of hits in the opener vs. Stony Brook (2/26) and a 2-for-3 effort in the second game vs. FAU (2/27) ... Smacked an RBI triple vs. Boston University (2/27) ... Went 1-for-3 vs. South Carolina, contributing a double and two RBI (3/5) ... Had an RBI single in MSU's first game vs. Connecticut (3/6), scoring twice ...Was injured in MSU's Holy City Showdown opener vs. Charleston Southern (3/11) and missed three weekends of action ... Returned for the Penn State series, hitting.625 (5-for-8) with a double ... Went 3-for-4 in the middle game vs the Nittany Lions ... Missed eight games with injury, but returned to the lineup against Eastern Michigan and led off the bottom of the seventh with a double that started MSU's come-from-behind rally to win in a walkoff (4/27) ... Went 3-for-7 (.429) in the Rutgers series (4/29-5/1), smacking her first career home run in the finale and tallying three RBI ... Played in the first and final games at Ohio State (5/6-8), battling the flu - but managed a pair of base hits, three RBI, and two runs scored, walking three times ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year softball letterwinner at Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif... Named to the All-League first team all four years ... Named to the Saddleback Valley All-Tournament team as a junior and senior ... Was the Golden West League's MVP her junior and senior year ... Won back-to-back Golden West League championships her final two seasons ... Was a Varsity Scholar Athlete all four years of high school ... Earned a spot on the Principal's Honor Roll from 2012-15 ... Was her school's 2015 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
CLUB: Played for the LA Royals 18 Gold based out of Anaheim, Calif.
PERSONAL: Born July 30, 1997 ... Daughter of Mike and Cecile Eveland ... Brother, Dakota, played hockey at Colorado College ... Majoring in communications with a minor in public relations.