Three-time NCAA qualifier John Rizqallah named recipient of Outstanding Wrestler Award.
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.
Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
2014-15 (Senior) 10-5 Overall, 1-1 Duals, 9-4 Open Tournaments: Academic All-Big Ten . . . Scored two victories at the MSU Open to start the campaign ... Finished in second place at the Ashland Open with three wins, including a fall against Cory Workman of Ashland in 1:43 ... Defeated Bryce Gorman of Northern Illinois by major decision at the NIU Dual ... Pinned Justin Kreiter of Luther in 3:30 as one of two wins at the UNI Open . . . Started two duals at 174 pounds (Northern Illinois, Iowa) . . . Defeated NIU's Bryce Gorman by major decision, 9-1, in MSU's dual win over the Huskies.
2013-14 (Junior) 8-11 Overall, 4-5 Duals, 4-6 Open Tournaments: Earned a starting spot in nine dual competitions and posted a 4-5 record . . . Recorded dual wins over Brett Stein of Gardner-Webb (5-2), Kevin Matyas of Drexel (5-3), Mike Curby of Eastern Michigan (3-1 SV) and Scott Marmoll of North Carolina (5-1) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012-13 (Sophomore) 10-7 Overall, 10-7 Open Tournaments: Recorded a 2-2 performance at the MSU Open ... Finished the CSU Open with a 1-2 record ... Went 1-2 at the Reno Tournament ... Came in third at the Purple Raider Open with a 6-1 record beating Jon Schafer of Lake Erie College 6-5 ... Wrapped up the year 1-2 at the Edinboro Open ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12 (RS Freshman) 20-11 Overall, 20-11 Open Tournaments: Went 2-2 at the EMU Open ... Took fifth place in the freshman/sophomore division of the MSU Open with a 5-1 record ... Finished 1-2 at the NLO Open ... Placed second at the Cleveland State Open and went 4-1 ... Finished in third place at the Purple Raider Open with a 5-1 record ... Went 1-2 at the Simonson Open ... Competed in the Edinboro Open and went 2-2.
2010-11 (Redshirt) 7-10 Overall: Went 7-10 overall and 7-9 against NCAA competition at 165 pounds ... Went 2-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open ... Placed fourth at the MSU Open with a 3-2 record ... Went 1-2 at the Penn State Open ... Also participated in the Simonson Open (1-2) and National Collegiate Open (0-2).
PREP: Two-year letterwinner in wrestling ... Placed third at the 2010 Michigan Division 1 state championships at 145 pounds and finished his senior season with a 48-8 record ... Named a team captain his senior year ... Earned all-county and all-league honors his senior year ... Helped lead team to league championship and the Division 1 quarterfinals in 2009.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Geralyn Nash ... Born Feb. 1, 1992 ... Kinesiology major.