In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Echols Delivers Two RBI Doubles
Davis Delivers Sixth-Inning RBI Double
Eveland hits her seventh homer of the season
Spartans rattle off 11 hits in walkoff victory
The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017): Academic All-Big Ten Selection ...Started a team-high 36 games behind the plate and another seven at DP, appearing in 46 games overall ... Hit .189, but had 12 walks, 13 hit-by-pitch, a pair of doubles, and a homer ... Was fifth in the Big Ten in hit by pitch (13) and sixth in the Conference in sac bunts (9) ... Boasted a .986 fielding percentage ... Went 1-for-3 in the season opener vs. North Florida (2/10), with eight putouts ... Went 1-for-2 in the game vs. UAB (2/17) with three putouts ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Central Connecticut (3/4), with a double and an RBI in addition to a pair of hit-by-pitches ... Went 1-for-3 at Georgia Tech (3/8) and Georgia State (3/9), with four putouts against the Panthers ... Got the start behind the plate in all three games at Purdue (3/24-25) and Maryland (3/31-4/2) .... Was walked three times in the Penn State series (4/8-9) ... Went 2-for-3 to lead MSU in a game at Michigan (4/12) ... Homered in the series finale against Illinois (4/15), her first of the season ... Drew a pair of walks in the game at Michigan (4/18) ... Was hit by a pitch three times in the game vs. Toledo (4/19), tying the school record set in 2002 ... Had three hits, including a double, in the Indiana series, (5/6-8), including a two-hit effort in the middle game ... Had a pair of base hits in the Big Ten Tournament, and was twice hit by a pitch (5/11-13) ... Delivered a pair of sac bunts in MSU's win over IUPUI (5/17) ...
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2016): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... Returned to the lineup after missing most of the 2015 season with injury ... Appeared in 53 of 54 games, starting 52 behind the plate ... Hit .201 with four doubles and five home runs, both career bests ... Added 23 RBI, fifth on the team, along with six walks ... Owned a .990 fielding percentage, with just three errors, the second-lowest number of errors among MSU starters ... Opened with a 1-for-3 performance against Middle Tennessee, (2/12) ... Came up with a sixth-inning homer that gave MSU a 2-1 come-from-behind win over host FGCU (2/12) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the finale vs. Memphis at the FGCU Tournament (2/14) ... Had at least one hit in every game at the Littlewood Classic at Arizona State, including a 2-for-3 performance in a 9-1 win over Memphis (2/19) and a season-best 11 putouts vs. Northern Iowa (2/20) ... Went 1-for-3 in the first and final games of the FAU Invitational vs. Stony Brook (2/26) and Columbia (2/28), with an RBI in the finale vs. the Lions ... Went 1-for-3 vs. Chattanooga (3/11) and also in the tournament finale against host College of Charleston (3/13) at the Holy City Invitational ... Had a pair of hits in the doubleheader vs. Wisconsin (March 26), which included a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning in game two ... Had a jhit and an RBI in MSU's midweek win over Western Michigan (3/29) ... Had an RBI single against Central Michigan (3/30) with a run scored ... Had her fourth double of the season vs. Indiana (4/16) ... Smacked her third home run of the season in the series finale vs. Northwestern (4/24) ... Delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored the tying run in a walkoff win over Eastern Michigan (4/27) ... Smacked her fourth home run of the year in the series finale vs. Rutgers (5/1) ... Had her fifth home run of the season and added a two-RBI single in the Ohio State series (5/6-8) for a total of four RBI and a .714 slugging percentage, walking twice ...
SOPHOMORE (2015): Slated as the team's starter behind the plate, but appeared in just 14 games due to injury ... Picked up her first hit of the season in her only at-bat against Drexel (2/15), a 1-0 win ... Started three of four games behind the plate at the FIU Panther Invitational, picking up a pinch-hit single against Ole Miss in the other game (2/28) ... Recorded a career-best 10 putouts in a 9-3 extra-inning victory over Ole Miss (3/1).
FRESHMAN (2014): Hit .270, good for second overall on the team, and started 38 of her 40 GP ... Boasted a .981 fielding percentage in 162 chances, with nine assists against just three errors ... Had three doubles and hit one home run at the plate ... Was injured in the series finale vs. Iowa (4/20) and did not see another game behind the plate ... Picked up her first collegiate hit against Rhode Island in a 5-0 victory (2/9) ... Went 2-for-3 against San Jose State (2/14) ... Went 2-for-4 and also recorded seven putouts in a 5-2 win over UNC-Wilmington (2/21) ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk against Boston University (2/22) ... Against Marshall, went 2-for-4 in a tough 2-1 loss ... Went 1-for-3 in a tight 1-0 win over Hofstra, with six putouts ... Tied her season high with eight putouts, and went 1-for-3 in a tough loss to Illinois-Chicao (3/15) ... Did not catch in the Ohio State series (3/21-22) due to injury, but came in as a pinch hitter in the final contest ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and season-best four RBI in a midweek game at Notre Dame (4/2) ... Scored the go-ahead run and knocked in two more insurance runs in a 5-3 win over Indiana (4/9), and overall went 3-for-5 on the day with a double and two walks ... Recorded a season-high nine putouts in Kelly Smith's no-hitter of Eastern Michigan (4/14) ... Went 5-for-11 in the three-game series at Iowa (4/18-20), collecting two hits in each of the Spartan victories ... Had two RBI in the series finale ... Entered as a pinch hitter in the series finale vs. Nebraska (4/27) ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended San Rafael High School but did not play for a high school softball team ... Competed on the golf team ... Recipient of the school's 2013 Female Student Athlete Award.
CLUB: Competed for Sorcerer Softball and So Cal Explosion ... Led her So Cal Explosion team to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Boulder Independence Day Tournament ... Led her Sorcerer team to a third-place finish at the 2010 ASA/USA Girls' Class A 14-Under Fast Pitch National Championship.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Herb and Lucette Besson ... Born March 3, 1995, mother performed with the American Ballet Theatre ... Plans on majoring in communications.