MSU women set to defend Big Ten title
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Rhynard earns automatic individual bid to Nationals with fourth-place overall finish.
Leah O'Connor's runner-up finish leads the Spartans to their third title in four years.
Women look to win back title in West LaFayette, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 3.
*Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree
Recorded a time of 30:54 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, good for 31st place overall ... Finished 32nd with a personal-best 8K time of 24:21.90 at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed seventh while running a time of 24:38.60 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational... Ran to a sixth place finish at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 25:42.00... Ran a time of 25:33.30 to place 25th at the Roy Griak Invitational... Posted a time of 24:48.00 at the Wisconsin Invitational
Competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and finished with a 10k time of 31:14, 28th overall ... Ran a 10k time of 25:12.50 at the Big Ten Champions, finishing 35th overall... Recorded a season best 8k at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, finishing 105th overall with a time of 24:23... Finished fifth overall at the Spartan Invitational with an 8k time of 24:43... Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing 43rd overall with a time of 25:11... Academic All-Big Ten.
Competed at the Spartan Invitational, placing 10th with a time of 25:10...Finished 44th at the Louisville Classic with a time of 24:37.78...Ran at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:50 to place 211th overall...Placed 33rd at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 24:34.70...Competed at the Great Lake Regional to place 47th with a time of 32:16...Ran a career-best 10K at the NCAA Championships with a time of 31:36.40 to place 195th...Academic All-Big Ten.
Finished second at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 15:42.63 ... Placed 25th at the Spartan Invitational, posting a time of 25:08 ... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing in a time of 25:42.40 ... Ran the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 26:37.6 ... Placed 71st at the Big Ten Championships, recording a time of 25:33 ... Finished 82nd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 32:07.5 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Ran unattached in the Jeff Drenth Memorial, finishing with a time of 16:15.4 ... Also competed unattached in the Spartan Invitational with a time of 26:11 ... Placed sixth in the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 15:39.8.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Dexter High School for David Testa in both cross country and track & field ... Individually, turned in a seventh-place time of 15:58 at the state meet to earn all-state honors ... Was 14th in 2008 at the state cross country meet with a time of 15:55 to earn all-state recognition ... Received all-conference and all-region honors for cross country in 2008 and 2009 ... Team finished first at the 2006 Division II state cross country meet and was runner-up in 2007 and 2009 ... Earned all-region honors for track & field in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Placed third in the 3,200m in 2010 and seventh in 2009 to earn all-state distinction ... Posted a career-best time of 9:18 in the 3,200m and 4:28 in the 1,600m his senior year ... Member of the National Honors Society.
Born July 14, 1992 ... Son of Vern and Cindy Carruthers ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.