Women's Race features pair of top-10 teams in Oregon and MSU
MSU women set to defend Big Ten title
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.
Women named an All-Academic team, Schulist and Rhynard earn individual honors.
*First Team All-Big Ten
*First Team All-Region
Ran a 10K time of 30:17 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, finishing fourth overall ... Season-best time of 23:47.80 at the Big Ten Championships, earning fifth-place overall ... Finished third in each of his first three competitions - Sept. 5 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (24:27.90), Sept. 12 at the Spartan Invitational (24:40.90), and Sept. 27 at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:48.50) ... Ran a time of 24:06 came at the Wisconsin Invitational, where he finished 18th overall
Finished 34th overall at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:41.40, earning the first All-American honors of his career and the first for the Spartan men since 1997... Ran a season-best 10k at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth with a time of 24:21... Placed fourth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing with a time of 30:12 in the 10k ...Ran a season-best time of 23:38 in the 8k at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, placing 19th overall... Placed second at the Spartan Invitational with a 8k time of 24:10... Finished eighth at the Roy Griak Invitational with an 8k time of 24:40...Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Competed at the Spartan Invitational, placing 18th with a time of 25:17 ... Finished 53rd at the Louisville Classic with a time of 24:45.18 ... Ran at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 156th with a time of 24:31 ... Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 24:21.70 at the Big Ten Championships to finish 19th overall ... Competed at the Great Lakes Regional, finishing 21st with a time of 31:40 to earn All-Region honors .. Ran a personal-best 10k time of 31:10.40 to finish 158th at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
Ran unattached ... Finished fourth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial, posting a time of15:49.56 ... Placed 19th at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 25:06 ... Finished second at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic, recording a time of 15:19.42.
Cross country individual state champion in 2010 ... Cross country team state champions in 2008 ... Placed 10th at the Midwest Footlocker Cross Country Regional in 2010 ... Placed 35th at the Footlocker Cross Country Nationals in 2010 ... All-Conference in cross country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Cross country conference champion in 2010 ... All-region in cross country in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Regional champion in cross country in 2010 ... All-state in cross country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Only male runner in the state of Michigan to go undefeated in cross country in 2010 ... Holds the Division 3 Course record at the Portage Invitational ... All-State in the 3200m in 2010 ... state champion in the 3200m in 2011 ... All-conference in the 4x800m relay in 2009, and the 1600m and 3200m in 2010 ... All-region in the 4x800m in 2009, and the 4x400m, 4x800m, 1600m, and 3200m in 2010 ... Regional Champion in the 800m, 4x800m, 1600m, and 3200m in 2011 ... School record holder in the 3200m and 1600m ... Lettered in Cross Country in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Lettered in track and field in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... National Honor Society.
Born on January 25, 1993 ... Son of Ron and Kenna Rhynard ... Majoring in kinesiology.