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Posted on Thu, May 17, 2012 : 9:33 a.m.

Michigan wrestler Kellen Russell named state's College Athlete of the Year

By Staff

Outgoing and incoming members of the Michigan wrestling program were honored as the state's best athletes Monday night.

Fifth-year senior Kellen Russell, a two-time NCAA champion, was named the 2012 Michigan College Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club.


Kellen Russell


Taylor Massa

A four-time Big Ten champion, Russell posted a 33-1 record this season and went 134-12 in his collegiate career.

Incoming freshman wrestler Taylor Massa from St. Johns was the male recipient of the High School Athlete of the Year.He is a four-time state champion and finished his prep career with a 231-0 record.

The female winners were Wayne State swimmer Catherine Leix and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek golfer Gabby Yurik.