-Glenville State College will present the 2010 Clarissa Williams and Frank Montrose Awards during pre-game festivities of the Pioneer Homecoming Football game with West Virginia State University at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at Morris Stadium.
Misty DeLong, a native of Barbour County, West Virginia is the 2010 recipient of the Clarissa Williams Award .The Williams Award is given each year during Homecoming to a female graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but also a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character. The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at the college in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964.
DeLong was a member of the GSC Cross Country and Track teams, as well as the Cheerleading Squad for three years. She was a member of the WVIAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and she represented Glenville’s Athletic Department by volunteering at the Yeager Airport planting trees in 2010. Misty was a Distinguished Business Student from 2007-2010 and the Outstanding Marketing Senior of 2010. She graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Marketing. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works for Fifth Third Bank. She is the daughter of Kim Boles and Dennis DeLong of Philippi, West Virginia.
Kaleb Lawrence, a native of Kansas, is the 2010 recipient of the Frank Montrose Award. The Frank Montrose Award is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but also a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character. Established in 1952, this award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer, Coach ‘Babe’ Jones. Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.
Lawrence was a transfer from Butler Junior College where he was a linebacker for the JUCO National Champions. He had a stellar two-year career for the Pioneer Football Team lettering in 2008 and 2009. He was Team Co-Captain in 2009 and was a four time national defensive Player of the Week. His senior year he was All Conference and All-American and voted by his team both years as defensive MVP. He was also a member of the WVIAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Lawrence was named the 2010 BB and T scholarship athlete for Glenville State College at the WVIAC Basketball Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated Cum Laude from GSC in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Physical Education. Lawrence is now teaching at Ritchie County High School in West Virginia where he also coaches football. He is the son of Kevin and Dyla Lawrence of McLouth, Kansas.