MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
2012: Competed at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 16:18.25 for 19th overall...Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Ran the Spartan Invitational in a time of 26:11 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... Ran to a time of 16:13.4 at the EMU Fall Classic in his lone race of the season.
2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... Did not compete.
High School: Four-time All-State selection ... Ran personal-best times in the 400m, 800m and 3,200m during his senior season ... Ran as a member of the 4x400m relay team and the 4x800m relay team ... Ran his personal bests in the 400m (50.03) and the 800m (1:54) at the OAA Division IV Finals.
Personal: Born on December 26, 1989 ... Son of Duane and Mary Jo Banyai ... Majoring in human biology.