(MSU Billings release)
PORTLAND, Ore. – Claiming all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference recognition for the second year in-a-row, Montana State University Billings men’s golf sophomore Caleb Stetzner was named a second-team selection announced by the conference office Tuesday.
The reigning GNAC Freshman of the Year led the Yellowjackets in scoring average at 73.9 strokes per round, which ranked seventh-best in the conference. “Caleb had a very solid spring for us,” said MSUB head coach Kevin Woodin. “His play was very consistent, and I look for him to be even better next year as I know he will continue to work hard on his game.”
A native of Anaconda, Mont., Stetzner competed in 23 rounds during his second season with the ‘Jackets, and tied for the team’s season-low round of the year with a 69 at the Western New Mexico Fall Invite on Oct. 2 in Arizona. Stetzner carded a score of 80 or better in all 23 rounds he competed in during the year, and had a pair of top-10 finishes including one top-five finish.
At the Yellowjacket Spring Invitational in Billings on April 16-17, Stetzner finished in second place with a three-round score of 217 (72-72-75) at Lake Hills Golf Club. He wrapped up his sophomore season as MSUB’s top finisher at the GNAC Championships, tying for 10th place with a three-round total of 219 (72-74-73) at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.
Also named academic all-conference this year, Stetzner was selected as the GNAC Golfer of the Week for Oct. 2-8 after his performance at the WNMU Invitational.
Chris Crisologo of Simon Fraser University was named the GNAC Player of the Year for the third straight season, and his head coach Matthew Steinbach was tabbed the GNAC Coach of the Year. Brody Bonfilio of Western Washington University was named the GNAC Freshman of the Year, and Jaxson Daskalos of Concordia University was selected as the GNAC Newcomer of the Year.