NCAA silver for Morgan Beadlescomb ’20, ’22

July 5, 2022

Update: Morgan Beadlescomb (BS ’20, MS ’22 ECE) will receive the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. The men’s cross country/track & field athlete is one of MSU’s most decorated scholar athletes. Read more at:


June 14, 2022 

Two-time ECE grad is NCAA runner-up in 5000 meters

Morgan Beadlescomb created a surefire stamp on his Spartan experiences last week with an impressive national runner up finish in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Morgan Beadlescomb
Morgan Beadlescomb

That capstone of a decorated collegiate track and field endeavor followed his academic achievements in May when he graduated with a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). It was Beadlescomb’s second MSU degree, having received a bachelor’s degree in ECE in 2020.

If an NCAA silver medal and reserve placing wasn’t enough for the Algonac, Michigan, resident, he also received his fourth First Team All-American accolade. He is the only Spartan men's runner in program history to be a two-time First Team All-American in the outdoor 5000m.

Beadlescomb said he was aiming for an overall win.

“It was a good trip, and I was very happy to go with a teammate this year,” he said.

Now in post-graduation mode, Beadlescomb plans to run professionally and will maintain his interests in engineering as a hobby for now.

Read more on Beadlescomb and the NCAA Championships, courtesy of Spartan Athletics. 

Written by Jaylen Baker, student writer for the MSU College of Engineering.