13 Spartans earn All-Academic honors.
In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
INDOOR: Ran a personal best of 8:06.65 and placed seventh in the 3000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational … Placed first with a time 14:13.34 in the 5000-meter run at the SPIRE NCAA Indoor Track and Field Meet … Placed third with a 8:20.86 in the 3000-meter run at the Notre Dame Invitational … Placed ninth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:14.55 at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships.
OUTDOOR: Finished in sixth place at the Raleigh Relays with a personal best time of 29:20.21 in the 10,000-meter … Took ninth place at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 14:08.32 in the 5000-meter.
INDOOR: Placed 26th in the 3000-meter with a time of 8:18.97 in the 3000-meter … Took third place in the 5000-meter with a time of 14:35.78 at the SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational.
OUTDOOR: Academic All-Big Ten... Ran a time of 4:01.04 in the 1500m run at the Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Did not compete.
High School: Honor Society president at Big Rapids High School... Quizbowl State qualifier... Letter winner in track and cross country from 2009-2012... Four time All-State in cross country where in 2009 he placed 29th, 2010 he placed 19th, 2011 he placed 5th and 2012 he placed 3rd... Four time CSAA Conference Champion from 2009-2012... Two time Cross Country Team CSAA Champions from 2009-2012... Four time track 3200m CSAA Champion from 2009-2012... All-State in track in the 3200m where he placed 3rd...
Personal: Born June 1, 1995... Son of Perfecto Javier Ruiz Saldana and Theresa Noreen Ruiz... Majoring in media and information.