First baseman/pitcher Jalen Busker of Staples-Motley High School has signed to play baseball at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
A 4-year starter at Staples-Motley, Busker has earned All-Mid-State Conference honors in each of his first three seasons with the Cardinals.
He earned a Gold Glove his freshman campaign and was most valuable player for the Cardinals the past two years as well as a recipient of Golden Bat and Golden Arm awards.
The Cardinals won the Mid-State Conference title in 2013.
Busker also started four years as a guard for the Cardinals’ basketball team and started as a two-way player at quarterback and safety for the football team.
Off the field, he is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Principal’s Award for a top-five grade-point average in his class. He plans to major in mathematics at UMD with a minor in sports management.