Sixty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Joe Johnson is one of seven student-athletes in the Big Ten Conference (winter sports) to have a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.
All-American Mike McClure named Most Outstanding Wrestler.
For the second straight year, MSU will face Eastern to kick off the dual season.
2013-14 (Freshman) 17-18 Overall, 8-10 Duals, 9-5 Open Tournaments: Started every dual at 133 pounds to earn his first letter . . . Downed No. 11 Joe Roth of Central Michigan, 8-4, to secure MSU's dual victory over the No. 25 Chippewas . . . His performance in the victory over Roth earned him the team's Special Moment Award (lateraled Roth to his back and went on to win the match 8-4) . . . Took down Indiana's Chris Catton 10-3 in the final match of the dual, sealing MSU's first Big Ten dual victory of the season on Feb. 9 . . . Placed third at the Cradle Gear Invitational on Dec. 29, recording four victories . . . Went 3-0 at the Eastern Michigan Duals . . . Closed out the season with competition at the Big Ten Championships.
2012-13 (Redshirt) 18-9 Overall, 18-9 Open Tournaments: Finished 4-1 at the EMU Open, falling to fellow Spartan Hermilo Esquivel in the finals to take second ... Recorded 3-2 at the MSU Open, to take fourth place ... Finished the CSU Open with a 5-2 record, taking fifth place ... Took sixth place at the Harris Open with a 3-3 record ... Also placed second at the Greyhound Open going 3-1 with a 3-2 victory over Illinois's Dominic Olivieri.
PREP: Won the 120-pound Kentucky state title as a junior and a senior ... Posted a senior season record of 65-0 ... Four-time state place winner and finished second in the state as a sophomore ... Boasts a career high school record of 191-17 and was 145-3 in his last three seasons.
PERSONAL: Son of Jay and Krista Yenter ... Born July 20, 1994 ... Majoring in chemical engineering.