Spencer Knizacky - High School Athlete Honorees - 2016
The 2015-16 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Male Student-Athlete of the Year is Mason County Central's Spencer Knizacky. He competed all four of his high school years on the wrestling and baseball teams and for three seasons on the varsity football team. He is a two-time West Michigan Conference, district and regional champion in wrestling and he placed three years at the state meet, including a state runner-up this past winter. In his time on the mat, he set a new school record for career victories. Knizacky was an all-conference and all-area defensive back for the Spartans' football team that qualified for the playoffs. As a member of the three-time district champion baseball team, he's been a captain of the team twice and all-West Michigan Conference honorable mention. Knizacky, who won the MHSAA's Scholar-Athlete Award, has a 4.00 grade point average and was academic All-State in both footbal and wrestling and was academic all-district in baseball. He's served on the National Honor Society and West Shore Community College CTE Class Student Council. He earned the Gold H.G. Bacon Award. His volunteer work includes working with youth wrestling and youth football. He will be attending Ferris State University in the fall.