Bobby Lange, grandson of Longboat Key resident Bobbie Banan, recently received some jumbo kudos for his athletic and academic accomplishments: His picture appeared on the jumbo-tron Oct. 13 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.
Lange received the Pacific Athletic Conference award for Athletic Academic Achievement. The superstar student athlete has been a starter on the University of California-Los Angeles golf team for the past four years while carrying a 3.82 GPA as a business economics major.
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