Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 -- Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year after finishing tied for eighth at the conference tournament with a 16-over par 229 ... he was the highest placing freshman in the league ... came into the conference tournament on the heels of a 17th-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational where he posted a 6-over par 148 ... turned in a 16th-place mark at the Iona Invitational where he shot a 15-over par 157 ... was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for achieving a 3.39 grade-point average during the spring semester and earning a varsity letter ... placed 24th in his first-collegiate meet where he shot an 8-over par 150 at the Navy Fall Invitational ... turned in his first top-20 finish when he posted an 8-over par 150 at the Rehoboth Beach Invitational to finish 18th ... turned in his first top-10 performance when he posted a 12-over par 228 to place 10th at the annual Service Academy Classic ... owned the team's best scoring average at 76.4 over the course of 11 events.
More on Wielgus -- A 2005 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Bethesda, Md. ... lettered three years in golf as a prep ... member of the Winston Churchill golf team which claimed the Maryland High School State Championship three-straight years (2002, `03, `04) ... served as team captain in 2004, while earned first-team all-country recognition ... during the 2002-03 campaign, named to the Washington Post All-Metropolitan First Team and was named first-team all-county ... also named the county player of the year ... moved six different times before settling in Bethesda at the start of Ryan's freshman year in high school ... moved from Tennessee to Arizona, to New Jersey, to Washington state, back to New Jersey, to Arizona and then to Bethesda ... a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention selection ... an Economics major, Wielgus has earned a 3.53 grade-point average ... he has been a member of the Commandant's List every semester, while being named to the Superintendent's List in each of the last two semesters ... he was named to the Dean's List the fall semester of his freshman year ... he is ranked in the top 12 percent of his class in overall order of merit which includes academic (No. 206) and military performance (No. 41) ... son of Wayne and Maureen Wielgus ... born Dec. 17, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn.