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Michigan State University

Sparty Alumni

Class of 2020

Cory Hilton

CORY HILTON

Hometown: Chesterfield Township, MI
College: College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Years on Squad: 2017-2020

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • B1G Ten 10k - Chicago, IL
  • 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Sweet Sixteen game against Duke
  • 2019 Final Four

 


 

Joe Hrabnicky

JOSEPH HRABNICKY

Hometown: Wyandotte, MI
College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising Management
Years on Squad: 2017-2020

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • The last run out at a football game
  • Flying out to New Orleans at the request of Saints Coach Payton
  • When the MSU Men's Basketball team won the 2019 Regular Season Big Ten Conference title

 


 Class of 2019

Drew Davis

DREW DAVIS

Hometown: Northville, MI
Colleges: Eli Broad College of Business, Honors College
Major: Supply Chain Management
Minor: Sales Leadership
Years on Squad: 2015-2019

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Being on the cover of Sports Illustrated
  • Football and basketball games
  • TV appearances

 


Class of 2018

Kam Huizenga

KAMREN HUIZENGA

Hometown: Clarkston, MI
College: Lyman Briggs College
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Bioethics
Years on Squad: 2015-2018

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • 2015 Big Ten Football Championship - Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016 UCA College Mascot National Championship - Orlando, FL
  • Cherry Fest - Traverse City, MI

 


 

Nicole Niemiec

NICOLE NIEMIEC

Hometown: Troy, MI
College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Marketing
Minor: Sports Management
Years on Squad: 2016-2018

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • The B1G Ten 10k - Chicago, IL
  • Quicken Loans commercial 
  • Literacy tours to elementary schools

 

 


 

Alec Shuff

ALEC SHUFF

Hometown: West Branch, MI
College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising/ Management
Minor: Sales Leadership 
Years on Squad: 2016-2018

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • 2017 Sparty Gras - Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2016 Cotton Bowl - Dallas, Texas
  • Performing for Disney Executive Training - Orlando, FL

 


Class of 2017

DANIEL NOOAN

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising Management
Years on Squad: 2015-2017


HARRISON HALLEY

Colleges: College of Music, College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Music and Communication
Years on Squad: 2015-2017


BRENNEN BURNS

College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Years on Squad: 2014-2017

Class of 2016

ROB DEMMER

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Management and Media
Minor: Sport Business Management
Years on Squad: 2015-2016

SCOTT MATTHEWS

College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Materials Science and Engineering
Years on Squad: 2014-2016

EVAN LEWANDOWSKI

College: College of Social Science
Major: Human Geography
Years on Squad: 2014-2016

WILLIAM LARS VIRGIN

College: College of Natural Science
Major: Physics
Years on Squad: 2014-2016

Class of 2015

NICK HAYES

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Media and Information
Minor: Fiction Filmmaking
Years on Squad: 2014-2015

COLIN TALBOT

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Finance
Years on Squad: 2013-2015

BRIAN NOONAN

College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Food Industry Management
Years on Squad: 2012-2015

Class of 2014

Tyler

TYLER HOORNSTRA

Hometown: Howell, MI
Colleges: James Madison College
Major: International Relations
Minor: Chinese
Years on Squad: 2010-2014

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Mascot Camp
  • Run outs at home football games
  • Weddings

 


JAMIE BURNS

College: College of Engineering
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Minor: Horticulture
Years on Squad: 2011-2014

 

David

DAVID SIMOR

Hometown: Livonia, MI
Colleges: College of Education
Major: Kinesiology
Years on Squad: 2010-2014

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Attending camp
  • Going to Nationals

 

Jason Unold with Sparty

JASON UNOLD

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
Colleges: College of Natural Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Major: Physiology
Years on Squad: 2010-2014

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • My favorite memories stem from all the time spent hanging out with my squad members, the rest was just an added bonus.

Class of 2013

TY RICHARDS

College: College of Education
Major: Kinesiology
Years on Squad: 2009-2013

Class of 2012

NATHAN PIETTE

College: College of Arts and Letters
Major: Russian
Minor: French
Years on Squad: 2009-2012

Class of 2011

ERIC LOVELAND

Hometown: Dundee, MI
Colleges: College of Education
Major: Kinesiology
Years on Squad: 2010-2011
 
Favorite Sparty Memories:
  • Weddings
  • Gamedays
  • Beating Notre Dame in overtime with the "Little Giants" play

JACK VIGNERON

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Communication
Years on Squad: 2007-2011


CLARK RAMSEY

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Media Arts and Technology
Years on Squad: 2007-2011


Class of 2010

Ben Hatala

BEN HATALA

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
Colleges: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad: 2007-2010

Favorite Sparty Memories:
  • 2009 Final Four - Detroit, MI

Class of 2009

MIKE THOMPSON

College: Lyman Briggs College
Major: Human Biology
Years on Squad: 2007-2009


ERIC PALMER

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad: 2007-2009


RYAN FOX

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Journalism
Years on Squad: 2007-2009


Class of 2008

ROB HATHAWAY

College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Sports and Commercial Turf Management
Years on Squad: 2007-2008


Class of 2007

AUSTIN KRUSEC

College: College of Arts and Letters
Major: French
Years on Squad: 2006-2007


SCOTT FERRY

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Finance
Years on Squad: 2005-2007


DANNY MCKENNA

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Hospitality Business
Years on Squad: 2005-2007


ROSS RAMSEY

Colleges: Lyman Briggs College, Honors College
Major: Physiology
Years on Squad: 2005-2007


CHAD SUSOTT

Hometown: Iron Mountain, MI
Colleges: Lyman Briggs College, Honors College
Major: Physiology
Years on Squad: 2005-2007

 

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Winning the 2007 UCA National Mascot Championship

  • The culmination of months of elite mascotting, uncompromising dedication to MSU and the Sparty Program and the epitome of teamwork and brotherhood among our squad


PHIL LATOR

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Accounting
Years on Squad: 2003-2007


Class of 2005

CHAD WOZNIAK

Colleges: Lyman Briggs College, Honors College
Major: Physiology
Years on Squad: 2004-2005


JEFF KEMPERMAN

College: MSU College of Law
Major: Law
Years on Squad: 2003-2005


MARK DEKLEINE

College: College of Engineering
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Years on Squad: 2003-2005

 


NATE ALLEN

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad: 2002-2005

Class of 2004

John Manutes

JOHNNY MANUTES

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Years on Squad: 2000-2004

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Winning the 2004 National Championship
  • Weeks spent working as a team coming up skits, creating props and trimming videos

 


Class of 2003

MARCUS AMBROZY

College: College of Social Science
Major: Economics
Years on Squad: 2002-2003

BRAD COLLINS

College: College of Social Science
Major: Criminal Justice
Years on Squad: 2001-2003 

Class of 2002

Sparty with American Flag

J.P. ZUREK 

Hometown: Dexter, MI
College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Packaging
Years on Squad: 2000-2002

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  •  2000 Final Four Send-off Rally
  • Seeing fans from the top row of the Spartan Stadium at the last game as Sparty
  • First home game after 9/11 (Running out with American flag)

 


ERIK STUBENVOL

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad: 2001-2002

PETER GILLEN

College: College of Social Science
Major: Criminal Justice
Years on Squad: 2000-2002

RANDY KERR

College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Packaging
Years on Squad: 1999-2002

Class of 2001

JACK DYE

College: College of Engineering
Major: Engineering Arts
Years on Squad: 1999-2001

Class of 2000

JASON ZICCHINO

College: College of Social Science
Major: Policy and Applied Economics
Years on Squad: 1999-2000

JC WEIGELT

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Marketing
Years on Squad: 1998-2000
 
Favorite Sparty Memories:
  • First football game
  • 2000 National Basketball Championship parade
  • Bringing smiles to young and old fans

CHAD MASSERANT

College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Building Construction Management
Years on Squad: 1998-2000

MIKE BAKKER

Hometown: Linden, MI
Colleges: College of Education, Lyman Briggs College
Major: Secondary Education, Mathematics
Minor: Environmental Studies
Years on Squad: 1998 - 2000
 
Favorite Sparty Memories:
  • Runout at Spartan Stadium
  • 2000 Citrus Bowl 
  • 2000 National Basketball Championship parade
  • Special events for kids (hospital visits, photo ops, etc.)

 


Class of 1999

JEFF MILLER

College: College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Years on Squad: 1998-1999

REGIS BUCKLEY

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: General Business Administration
Years on Squad: 1998-1999

KRIS HULLIBERGER

College: College of Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering
Years on Squad: 1997-1999

Class of 1998

KEVIN VARNHAGEN

College: College of Social Science
Major: Social Science Integrative Studies
Years on Squad: 1997-1998

JERMAINE DAVIS

College: College of Social Science
Major: Human Resources
Years on Squad: 1997-1998

ERIN RILEY BORMES

Hometown: Blanchard, MI
College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences 
Major: Communication
Years on Squad: 1997-1998
 
Favorite Sparty Memories:
  • Being the first female mascot at MSU
  • Being a ring bearer for an on-campus wedding
  • Attending mascot camp with mascots and cheerleaders from all over the country

Class of 1997

Old Sparty

BRAD EBY 

Hometown: Northville, MI
College: College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Years on Squad: 1994-1997

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  •  Filming “This is Sportscenter” commercials as Sparty- ESPN Bristol, CT

 


ERNIE SPYCHER

College: James Madison College
Major: Social Relations
Years on Squad: 1996-1997

GARY CARTER

College: College of Social Science
Major: Criminal Justice
Years on Squad: 1996-1997

CAMERON BENDER

Colleges: College of Arts and Letters, Honors College
Major: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Years on Squad: 1996-1997

Class of 1996

PAUL STRATTON

College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad: 1995-1996

STEVE MCCLURE

Years on Squad: 1995-1996

Brad as Sparty

BRAD LEEDY 

Hometown: Jenison, MI
College: College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Years on Squad: 1994-1996

Favorite Sparty Memory:

  •  Jud Heathcote’s All-Star Game

 


Class of 1995

CHRIS ERNEST

Hometown: Ferndale, MI
College: College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Major: Journalism
Years on Squad: 1994-1995

Favorite Sparty Memory: 

  •  Having family at the Breslin Center when the Spartans beat Oklahoma State

Class of 1994

LARRY LAGE

College: College of Education
Major: Education
Years on Squad: 1993-1994

Sparty and sister

JASON POOLE

Hometown: Utica, MI
College: James Madison College
Major: International Relations
Years on Squad: 1993-1994

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Traveling to Tokyo, Japan for the Coca Cola Bowl
  • Routines with the Cheer team, Motion Dance team and Spartan Marching Band
  • Crashing James Earl Jones' book signing at Spartan Bookstore
  • Seeing family and friends who didn't know it was me in costume for the first time

 


Class of 1993

JASON SIELOFF

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Purchasing and Operation Management
Years on Squad: 1992-1993

DAVID SAUTER

College: James Madison College
Major: International Relations
Years on Squad: 1992-1993

Class of 1992

Sparty and sister

TOBIN YAGER

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
College: College of Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering
Years on Squad: 1990-1992

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Being on the field for the "No. One vs. No One" MSU victory in 1990

 


CHRIS HORNER

College: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Marketing
Years on Squad: 1990-1992

Class of 1990

DAVE RUSSELL

College: College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Years on Squad: 1989-1990