Player: Charles DeLong
University: Grand Valley State University
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Finance, Economics
Soldier Honored: John W. Marcum
As a Sophomore (2022-23): Won the DII Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award...Earned PING First-Team All-American and All-Region honors...Selected as the GLIAC Golfer of the Year and First-Team All-GLIAC...Became the programs all-time wins leader at 13...Voted SwingU's DII College Player of the Month for the month of April...Earned three GLIAC Golfer of the Week awards...Was the Midwest/Central Regional Medalist...Selected GLIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Named CSC Academic All-American...Earned Academic All-GLIAC honors...Earned GLIAC Commissioner's Award honors...Won a program single-season record seven tournaments this year...Tallied four more top-10 finishes...Shot 30 rounds of par or better and had an average round of 69...Won the Doc Spragg Invitational with the lowest 54-hole score in school history with a 202...Won back-to-back tournaments to close out the fall season by winning the Folds of Honor Challenge (206) and the Motor City Invite (143)...Got the victory at the Hargett Memorial Invitational, carding a 206...Had two straight wins, claiming them at the Argonaut invitational (136) and the Ken Partridge Invitational (205)...Won the Regional Championship with a 207.
As a Freshman (2021-22): Named GLIAC Player of the Year and First Team All-GLIAC... Earned NCAA DII PING All-American and All-Region Honors... Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team... NCAA DII Midwest/Central Region Medalist... Placed seventh at the NCAA DII Championships carding 219... Won the Midwest/Central Regional scoring 215... Had eight top-five finishes including three tournament wins during the regular season... Won the Arendsen Invitational (Sept.6), Motor City Invite (Oct.10), and Bill Blazer Memorial (April 10).