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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:

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

 

 


 

Joe Hrabnicky

Joesph 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 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 and the 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
Colleges: Lyman Briggs College
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Bioethics
Years on Squad: 2015-2018

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  • Big Ten Football Championship 2015 - Indianapolis, IN
  • UCA College Mascot National Championship 2016 - 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:

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

 

Class of 2017

DANIEL NOONAN

Years on Squad: 2015-2017


HARRISON HALLEY

College: College of Music and College of Communication Arts and 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 and 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
College: 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 Memory:
    •  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
  • Degree: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 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 and Sciences
Major: Communication
Years on Squad:
2007-2011


CLARK RAMSEY

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

 

Class of 2010

Ben Hatala

BEN HATALA

  • Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
  • College: Communication Arts & Sciences 
  • Major: Advertising
  • Years on Squad: 2007-2010
  • Favorite Sparty Memories:
    • 2009 Final Four in Detroit

 

Class of 2009

MIKE THOMPSON

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


ERIC PALMER

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


RYAN FOX

College: College of Communication Arts and 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

College: Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College
Major: Physiology
Years on Squad:
2005-2007


CHAD SUSOTT

  • Hometown: Iron Mountain, MI
  • Colleges: Lyman Briggs College and Honors College
  • Major: Physiology
  • Years on Squad: 2005-2007
  • Favorite Sparty Memory:
    • 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

College: Lyman Briggs College and the 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 and Sciences
Major: Advertising
Years on Squad:
2002-2005

 

Class of 2004

John Manutes

JOHNNY MANUTES

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
Colleges: 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
Colleges: 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 and 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
  • Colleges: 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 and Lyman Briggs College
  • Major: Secondary Education, Mathematics
  • Minor: Environmental Studies
  • Years on Squad: 1998 - 2000
  • Favorite Sparty Memories:
    • Runout at the Spartan Stadium
    • Citrus Bowl trip in 2000
    • National Championship parade for basketball in 2000
    • 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: 1997-98
  • Favorite Sparty Memories:
    • Being the first female mascot at MSU

    • Being a ring bearer for a 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
Colleges: 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

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

 

Class of 1996

PAUL STRATTON

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


STEVE MCCLURE

Years on Squad: 1995-1996


Brad as Sparty

BRAD LEEDY 

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

Favorite Sparty Memories:

  •  Jud Heathcote’s All Star Game

 

Class of 1995

CHRIS ERNEST

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

Favorite Sparty Memories: 

  •  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
Colleges: 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 book store
  • 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
Colleges: 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