List of Michigan State Spartans championships

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This is a list of Michigan State Spartans' varsity and club athletic team national championships and runner-up finishes.

Michigan State University has 29 varsity sports teams that compete under the Spartan nickname. The university participates in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all varsity sports. Michigan State offers 14 varsity sports for men and 15 for women.[1]

The university's current athletic director is Mark Hollis.

MSU's Spartan Marching Band or Spartan Brass plays the fight song at every university event. Michigan State University was the first NCAA Division I athletic program to have multiple national championships in both football and basketball, as well as the only school to have multiple national championships in football, basketball, and hockey.

Varsity Team National Championships[edit]

  • 1939 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1948 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1949 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1951 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1951 - Football - No. 1 ranking by Billingsley, Helms, Poling
  • 1952 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1952 - Football - No. 1 ranking by AP, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, NCF, Sagarin, UPI, Williamson
  • 1955 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1955 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1955 - Football - No. 1 ranking by Boand
  • 1956 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1957 - Football - No. 1 ranking by Billingsley, Dunkel, Sagarin
  • 1958 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA D1
  • 1958 - Men's Gymnastics - NCAA
  • 1959 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA D1
  • 1965 - Football - No. 1 ranking by Berryman, DeVold, Dunkel, Football News, FWAA, Helms, Litkenhous, NFF, Poling, Sagarin, UPI
  • 1966 - Football - No. 1 ranking by Football Research, Helms, NFF, Poling
  • 1966 - Men's Ice Hockey - NCAA
  • 1967 - Men's Soccer - NCAA
  • 1967 - Wrestling - NCAA D1
  • 1968 - Men's Soccer - NCAA
  • 1976 - Softball - AIAW
  • 1979 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 1986 - Men's Ice Hockey - NCAA D1
  • 2000 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2007 - Men's Ice Hockey - NCAA D1
  • 2014 - Women's Cross Country - NCAA D1

Varsity Team National Runners-up[edit]

  • 1941 - Wrestling - NCAA
  • 1942 - Wrestling - NCAA
  • 1943 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1948 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1948 - Wrestling - NCAA
  • 1949 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1950 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1950 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1951 - Men's Swimming and Diving - NCAA
  • 1952 - Boxing - NCAA
  • 1957 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA
  • 1959 - Men's Ice Hockey - NCAA
  • 1960 - Men's Cross Country - NCAA D1
  • 1964 - Men's Soccer - NCAA
  • 1965 - Men's Soccer - NCAA
  • 1970 - Wrestling - NCAA D1
  • 1972 - Men's Indoor Track and Field - NCAA
  • 1972 - Wrestling - NCAA D1
  • 1987 - Men's Ice Hockey - NCAA D1
  • 2005 - Women's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2009 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1

Basketball NCAA Final Four Appearances[edit]

  • 1957 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 1979 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1 (Champion)
  • 1999 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2000 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1 (Champion)
  • 2001 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2005 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2005 - Women's Basketball - NCAA D1 (Runner-up)
  • 2009 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1 (Runner-up)
  • 2010 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1
  • 2015 - Men's Basketball - NCAA D1

Club Team National Championships[edit]

  • 1989 - Equestrian - Western - IHSA
  • 1990 - Equestrian - Western - IHSA (co-champion)
  • 1998 - Archery - Mixed Men and Women's Olympic Style - USCA USIAC
  • 1998 - Archery - Women's Olympic Style - USCA USIAC
  • 1999 - Roller Hockey - NCRHA
  • 2000 - Men's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2000 - Roller Hockey - NCRHA
  • 2001 - Women's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2002 - Women's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2003 - Women's Ice Hockey - ACHA
  • 2005 - Men's Ice Hockey - ACHA D2
  • 2006 - Women's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2006 - Men's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2007 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2007 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2007 - Men's Ice Hockey - ACHA D2
  • 2008 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2008 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2008 - Men's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2009 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2009 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2009-10 - Equestrian - Intermediate Flat - IHSA
  • 2010 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2010 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2011 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2011 - Women's Ice Hockey - ACHA
  • 2012 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2012 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2012 - Men's Club Soccer NIRSA NCCS
  • 2012 - Women's Club Soccer NIRSA NCCS
  • 2013 - Men's Ice Hockey - ACHA
  • 2013 - MAPP High Kick Pompon
  • 2015 - Men's Ice Hockey D3 - ACHA

Club Team National Runners-up[edit]

  • 1982 - Men's Bowling - USBC Collegiate
  • 1998 - Men's Bowling - USBC Collegiate
  • 1999 - Men's Ice Hockey - ACHA D2
  • 2000 - Women's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2002 - Roller Hockey - NCRHA D1
  • 2002 - Synchronized Skating - USFA Collegiate Division
  • 2003 - Women's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2003 - Roller Hockey - NCRHA D1 or Premier Division
  • 2005 - Men's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2005 - Women's Ice Hockey - ACHA
  • 2006 - Roller Hockey - NCRHA D1
  • 2007 - Men's Water Polo - CWPA NCCC
  • 2007 - Men's Triathlon - USAT Collegiate Division
  • 2007 - Synchronized Skating - USFA Collegiate Division
  • 2010 - Women's Ice Hockey - ACHA
  • 2011 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2013 - NCDA Dodgeball
  • 2013 - MAPP Pompon
  • 2013 - Roller Hockey NCRHA D1
  • 2014 - Roller Hockey NCRHA B (MSU Green)
  • 2014 - MAPP Pompon

Varsity Team Conference Championships[edit]

Fall Sports[edit]

Football

  • 8 Big Ten Titles
1953 1965 1966 1978
1987 1990 2010 2013
2015
  • 2 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Titles
1903 1905

Men's Cross Country

  • 14 Big Ten Titles
1951 1952 1953 1955
1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1962 1963 1968
1970 1971

Women's Cross Country

  • 6 Big Ten Titles
1981 2001 2010 2011
2013 2014

Field Hockey

  • 4 Big Ten Titles
2001 2003 2004 2009
  • 2 Big Ten Tournament Titles
2009 2013

Men's Soccer

  • 1 Big Ten Title
2008
  • 3 Big Ten Tournament Titles
2004 2008 2012

Volleyball

  • 2 Big Ten Titles
1995 1996

Winter Sports[edit]

Men's Basketball

  • 13 Big Ten Titles
1957 1959 1967 1978
1979 1990 1998 1999
2000 2001 2009 2010
2012
  • 4 Big Ten Tournament Titles
1999 2000 2012 2014

Women's Basketball

  • 3 Big Ten Titles
1997 2005 2011
  • 1 Big Ten Tournament Title
2005

Men's Ice Hockey

  • 7 Central Collegiate Hockey Association Titles
1985 1986 1989 1990
1998 1990 2001
  • 2 WCHA Tournament Titles
1966 1967
  • 5 Big Ten Titles
1959 1967 1971 1973 1976
  • 11 CCHA Tournament Titles
1982 1983 1984 1985
1987 1989 1990 1998
2000 2001 2006

Men's Indoor Track

  • 3 Big Ten Titles
1966 1972 1999

Men's Swimming

  • 1 Big Ten Title
1957

Wrestling

  • 8 Big Ten Titles
1961 1966 1967 1968
1969 1970 1971 1972

Spring Sports[edit]

Baseball

  • 4 Big Ten Titles
1954 1971 1979 2010
  • 5 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Titles
1888 1889 1893 1894
1902

Men's Golf

  • 4 Big Ten Titles
1969 2005 2007 2008

Women's Golf

  • 11 Big Ten Titles
1974 1975 1976 1977
1978 1982 2001 2007
2011 2012 2014

Men's Outdoor Track

  • 3 Big Ten Titles
1965 1966 1972
  • 15 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Titles
1889 1890 1892 1895
1897 1898 1899 1900
1901 1902 1903 1904
1905 1906 1907

Women's Outdoor Track

  • 1 Big Ten Title
1982

Rowing

  • 3 Big Ten Titles
2005 2008 2009

Men's Tennis

  • 2 Big Ten Titles
1951 1967
  • 1 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Title
1907

Women's Tennis

  • 2 Big Ten Titles
1973 1974

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