Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Moon, Wilberding lead the way for Spartans in season-opening meet.
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Schulist takes top spot in women's 5k race.
Director of cross country/track & field Walt Drenth discusses what he expects out of the returning Spartans.
Began the year with a 20th-place finish at the CMU Jeff Drenth Memorial, clocking in at 15:59.10 ... Ran a time of 26.45.00 at the Spartan Invitational on Sept. 12 ... Finished 73rd with a time of 16:58.90 at the EMU Fall Classic
Placed 10th overall with a 5k time of 16:28.80 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial... Competed at the Spartan Invitational and finished 64th with an 8k time of 25:50... Ran a 10k time of 26:20.20 at the Big Ten Championships, placing 84th overall... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Ran unattached at the Jeff Drenth Memorial, placing fifth with a time of 15:42.89 ... Competed for MSU at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 25:27 to finish 24th ... Earned an individual win running unattached at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a time of 25:11.90 ... Claimed another win at the Jayhawk Invitational, competing unattached with a season-best 8k time of 24:12.91 ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
At Lansing Community College:
Two-time All American...Placed fourth in the 10,000-meter and fifth in the 4x800-meter relay in 2012...Gannon Award recipient (2012) for success in the classroom and athletically.
Four-year varsity letter winner in track and field...Two year varsity letter winner in cross country at Grand Ledge High School...Four-time Division I State qualifier in the 3,200-meter...Two time First Team
All-conference...Two-time First team All-Conference and captain (both track & field and cross country)...Graduated Summa Cum Laude as a member of the National Honor Society...Won the CAAC Top Ten Senior Scholar Athlete Award.
Born November 27th, 1991...Son of Doug and Julie Konen...Majoring in construction management