MSU looks to get bats on track in season's second weekend
MSU opens the season in Boca Raton
Academic honors acknowledge Spartan standouts
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
Sophomore (2017): Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Appeared in 47 of 58 games, starting 27 ... Hit .282, with 24 base hits ... Delivered four doubles and one homer ... Walked nine times and had a pair of stolen bases ... came in as a pinch runner in two of the four games at the FAU Invitational (2/10-12) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and stolen base vs. North Dakota (2/18) ... Appeared in two of the three games at Loyola Marymount (2/24-26) ... Appeared in three of the four games at Georgia as a pinch runner, scoring vs. Central Connecticut (3/5) ... Entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning at Georgia Tech (3/8) and hit her first career home run, a shot that caromed off the scoreboard ... Had a hit in each of the KSU Invitational games, going 2-for-3 vs. both Kennesaw State (3/10) and Tennessee Tech (3/11) and a base hit in each of the other two tilts ... Went 1-for-4 in the finale at Purdue with three putouts in right field (3/25) ... Went 1-for-3 in the home win over Western Michigan (3/29) ... Had a pair of hits in the final two games of the Maryland series, starting at 2B (4/1-2) ... Went 1-for-4 with a double in the Penn State series (4/8-9) ... Delivered a pinch-hit single at Michigan (4/18) ... Established a new career high with three hits vs. Toledo (4/19) with an RBI and run scored ... Established a
FRESHMAN (2016): NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... Appeared in 40 games in her first collegiate season, earning a pair of starts ... Hit .286, scoring 17 runs and walking once ... Appeared in four of five games at the FGCU Kickoff Classic (2/12-14), all as a pinch runner ... Appeared in every game at the Littlewood Classic (2/19-21) as a pinch runner, scoring her first career run vs. Northern Iowa (2/20) ... Scored runs as a pinch runner in the two games of the FAU Invitational against Stony Brook (2/26) and Boston University (2/27) ... Got her first collegiate at-bat vs. Florida Atlantic (2/27) ... Came in as a pinch runner in three of the four games at the Gamecock Invitational (3/5-6), scoring a run in the finale vs. UConn ... Had a pair of hits at the Hoosier Classic, her first collegiate base knock coming vs. Wright State (3/19) ... Also had a hit vs. Western Illinois (3/20
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville, Mich... Named to the All-State, All-Conference, All-Region and All-District teams as a junior and senior ... Won the state championship as a freshman ... Was team captain and team MVP during her senior season ... Played on the basketball team as a junior ... Graduated summa cum laude.
CLUB: Played for coach Alicia Smith's Compuware team out of Detroit ... Qualified for nationals in 2013 (Sunnyvale, Calif.), 2014 (Montgomery, Ala.) and 2015 (Spartanburg, S.C.).
PERSONAL: Born December 7, 1996 ... Daughter of Collin and Jen Zackrison ... Plans to major in special education ... Aunt, Jessica (Beech) Bograkos, was a two-time softball All-American at MSU and is currently the Spartans' operations assistant after 10 years as the program's pitching coach ... Uncle, Tim Bograkos, was a basketball letterman for the Spartans and was a member of the 2001 and 2005 Final Four teams.