Academic honors acknowledge Spartan standouts
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
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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 career high with three hits vs. Toledo (4/19(, with one run scored and an RBI ... Delivered a game-tying RBI single in the middle game vs. OSU (4/22) ... Went 2-for-3 in a tough loss at Central Michigan (4/26) ... Had an RBI single in the middle game at Rutgers (4/29) ... Came off the bench as a pinch hitter in the finale of the Indiana series (5/8), and came up with a RBI single, then a two-run double later in the game ...
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) , scoring three runs against the Leathernecks ... Made her first collegiate start in left field vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/20) ... Started the first of MSU's three games against Wisconsin in left field ... Came in as a pinch runner twice in the Ohio State series (May 6-8), scoring each time she entered ...
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.