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.
Junior Michael McClure is the No. 8 seed at heavyweight.
Junior Michael McClure qualified for his first career NCAA Championships.
2014-15 (Senior) 5-5 Overall, 2-3 Duals, 3-2 Open Tournaments: Was the starter at heavyweight to begin the season but suffered a season-ending elbow injury in the Bucknell dual on Jan. 4 . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second year in a row . . . Finished in fourth place at the MSU Open on an 8-1 win over Colynn Cook of Navy and a major decision against Adam Robinson of Central Michigan ... Posted dual wins against Quean Smith of Iowa State and Arthur Bruce of Northern Iowa ... Defeated Clayton Jennings of Luther by major decision at the UNI Open . . . Suffered a season-ending injury in the Bucknell dual.
2013-14 (Junior) 9-6 Overall, 2-1 Duals, 7-5 Open Tournaments: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Placed third at the MSU Open by pinning Shawn Scott of Northern Illinois in 0:45 . . . Started in three duals (2-1), recording victories over Utah Valley's Derek Thomas (8-5) and North Carolina's Frank Abbondanza (17-5 major decision) . . . Placed fourth in the Cradle Gear, opening competition with a fall (3:56) by Derek Dwyer of George Mason . . . Pinned three opponents during the season.
2012-13 (Sophomore) 21-15 Overall, 5-7 Duals, 16-6 Open Tournaments: Took third place at The EMU Open with a 4-1 record . . . Pinned Josh Manu of Missouri Valley to take third went 5-2 at the Reno Tournament . . . Finished fourth place, 3-2 at the MSU Open . . . Took third place at the Edinboro Open and went 4-1 . . . Finished the dual season with a record of 5-7, taking on ranked competition the entire year.
2011-12 (Red-shirt Freshman) 8-6 Overall, 0-1 Duals, 8-5 Open Tournaments: Pinned Mike Curby of Eastern Michigan and went 2-2 at the MSU Open . . . Finished 2-2 at the CSU Open . . . Lost to Luke Sheridan of Indiana in his lone dual match ... Took third place at the Simonson Open and went 4-1.
2010-11 (Redshirt): Redshirted . . . Wrestled at 174 and finished the season with an 18-9 record overall ... Took home first place at the EMU Open after recording falls in his first two matches; finished the open 5-0 ... Went 2-2 at the MSU Open . . . Competed in the Cleveland State Open and compiled six victories, good for fourth place ... Placed fifth at the Simonson Open and notched a fall over Tim Straus of Lake Erie College in the second match ... Competed in the National Collegiate Open . . . Finished the season with five falls on the season, second most for Michigan State.
PREP: Was a four-time conference champion and four-time state qualifier . . . Was the Division 4 state champion in 2010 for the 174-pound weight class and placed third in 2009 . . . Also lettered in football his senior year . . . Named Pine River High School valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Son of Tim and Kay Jones . . . Born Feb. 9, 1992 ... Fisheries and wildlife major ... Lists his father as his biggest wrestling influence.