Sixty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Four Michigan State players scored in double figures, led by Denzel Valentine's 16 points, as the Spartans withstood a late Georgia rally for a 70-63 victory Friday.
Trice voted Team MVP by his teammates; Dawson and Valentine share media vote.
Travis Trice scored 18 of his career-high-tying 27 points in the second half, as Michigan State rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit for a 72-66 victory over the Boilermakers in the home finale.
Travis Trice led the team with 27 points and six assists in win over the Boilermakers.
Michigan State took on Duke on April 4, 2015 in the Final Four matchup.
Photos from Friday's Final Four Michigan State Practice and Press Conference sessions
Men's Basketball vs. Oakland; photos by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
Michigan State vs. UNF
Recipient of NCAA’s Elite 89 award for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships Recipient of MSU’s Scholar-Athlete and Unsung Player Awards CoSIDA Academic All-District 5 Academic All-Big Ten Appeared in 29 games, averaging 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.6 minutes Scored a career-high four points in four contests, including vs. Duke, Santa Clara, Oakland and Purdue Grabbed a career-high five rebounds in three contests, including vs. Santa Clara, Kansas in the title game of the Orlando Classic, and Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Collected four rebounds against both Rutgers and Purdue, a personal best against a Big Ten opponent Grabbed three or more rebounds in nine game, including collecting three boards against Duke in the National Semifinals Led MSU with a .607 field-goal percentage Played a career-high 18 minutes against Kansas, and tallied 10 minutes or more in nine games.
Appeared in 12 games, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds Scored two points against New Orleans (12/28) and in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Delaware (3/20) Pulled down a single rebound against Mount St. Mary's (11/29) and Northwestern (2/13) Academic All-Big Ten Recipient of MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award and co-recipient of MSU's Tim Bograkos Walk-On Award.
Appeared in nine games Scored first career points vs. Central Connecticut State (12/7) Grabbed a rebound against Nebraska (2/25).
All-state performer as a senior at Big Horn High School Averaged 13.6 points and 11.1 rebounds, leading Big Horn to a perfect 28-0 record and a Wyoming 2A state championship Averaged 3.5 steals and 2.8 blocks as a senior, shooting .575 from the field 2011 Sheridan County Player of the Year Named to 2011 State All-Tournament Team Selected to play in the South Dakota/Wyoming, the Montana/Wyoming, and the Wyoming North/South All-Star Games 2011 Milward Simpson Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year for the State of Wyoming, having also excelled in football and soccer Averaged 14 points and 12.1 rebounds as a junior, earning all-state and Powder River Conference Athlete of the Year honors Excelled in football as a three-year starting quarterback, finishing his career with 3,700 passing yards and 34 touchdowns, adding another 950 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing Named to the Casper Tribune Super 25 Team as a senior, while also earning Powder River Conference Offensive Player of the Year accolades, leading Big Horn to a perfect 10-0 regular season and a spot in the state finals Earned two varsity letters in soccer, including leading his team to a state championship as a senior, while earning all-conference honors.
Born May 29, 1993 Son of Paul and Renee Wollenman Pre-med student with physiology major.