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.
Career: 38-30 record, 7-9 Duals, 31-16 Open Tournaments.
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.