MSU will tangle with Utah Valley, Ohio and Clarion on Saturday in Ypsilanti.
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.
2013-14 (Redshirt) 14-4 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 14-4 Open Tournaments: Placed first at the Purple Raider Open going 4-0, including a fall (1:00) by Jake Donattelli of Ohio State . . . Placed sixth at the Alma Open after he pinned (1:37) John Weldon of Indiana Tech in the opening round.
Prep: Ranked the No. 5 recruit in the state by MichiganGrappler.com ... Helped lead St. Johns to four consecutive Division 2 state championships (2010-13) ... Went undefeated with a perfect 40-0 record and won his first state title as a senior in 2013, winning the Division 2 152-pound weight class ... Named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team in 2013 ... Division 2 state runner-up in 2011 and 2009 ... Placed third in the state as a sophomore ... Placed third at the 2011 Junior Greco All-American Tournament ... Was runner-up at the 2011 FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals ... Placed 11th at the 2011 Super 32 Challenge ... Finished fourth at the 2010 Cadet Freestyle All-American Tournament ... Was the runner-up at the 2010 Cadet Greco Nationals.
Personal: Kinesiology major.