One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU women in the lead with 26 points after first day; Cynthia Watt, Vinny Gjokaj set hammer throw records
James earns second straight win in the weight throw with season-best mark of 21.97m.
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Julia Otwell races to a bronze-medal win in the 10,000-meter on Friday night at Purdue.
• Shot Put - 17.05m/55-11.25
• Discus - 53.46m/175-5
• Hammer Throw - 66.29m/217-6
• Weight Throw - 19.93m/65-4.75
INDOOR: Finished ninth in the weight throw with a PR of 19.93m at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed third in the weight throw on two occasions - Jan. 16 at the Mike Lints Open (19.16m), Jan. 31 vs. Michigan (18.84m) ... Took third in the shot put (16.24m) at the GVSU Big Meet on Feb. 13
OUTDOOR: Finished fifth in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, setting a school record with a distance of 66.29 meters ... Placed fourth in the hammer throw with a PR of 64.06m at the Virginia Challenge on Apr. 18 ... Won the hammer throw (62.50m) at the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on April 11
- Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the discus... Eighth place finish in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Outdoor Championship with a season-best mark of 57.47 (188-6)... Personal-best throw of 16.77m (55-0.25) in the shot put at the GVSU Second To Last Chance Meet... Season-best mark of 53.46m (175-5) in the discus came at the Tennessee Relays where he took first place... Fifth place finish at the Spartan Invitational in both the hammer and discus.
INDOOR: 12th place finish in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championship... Season-best mark in the shot put of 15.55m (51-0.25) came at the Bob Eubanks Open where he finished third... Season-best mark in the weight throw came at the Notre Dame Invite where he placed 4th with a distance of 18.93m (62-1.25)
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Finished eighth overall in the shot put at the Silverston Invitational with a mark of 14.24m/46-8¾.
High School: Lettered in football, track and power lifting ... Was also captain of all three sports 2011-2012... All-State discus 2011 and 2012 ... 2012 All-State MITCA in shot put ... Michigan Scholarly Athlete of the Week... State Champ in power lifting 2011 and 2012 ... All-Conference second team in football...
Personal: Born January 22, 1993 ... Son of Pullumb and Gjylana Gjokaj ... Majoring in computer engineering.