June 22, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming golfer Dan Silva has been named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Silva, who will be a senior for UW in 2005-06, is only the eighth Cowboy in history to be awarded this prestigious academic honor. Only six other Mountain West Conference men's golfers achieved this status for their efforts during the 2004-05 season.
"Dan is indicative of how we want to run our program," said Cowboy head golf coach Joe Jensen. "He is serious in both the classroom and on the course, and is a great representative of Wyoming Golf. Dan is a leader on our team and we all take pride in his successes."
Silva, who has a 3.813 GPA in economics, was also recently named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VII Team for 2005 as selected by CoSIDA. The Cowboy senior from Littleton, Colo., carried a team-best stroke average of 74.19 during his redshirt junior year, cutting over three strokes off his score from his previous season. The top finisher for the Cowboys at the 2005 Mountain West Conference Tournament, he had five individual top 25 finishes. An Academic All-MWC and Scholar Athlete selection, Silva has also been named to the Dean's List four out of five semesters, and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
Silva has continued his solid play this summer, recently finishing third overall at the Colorado Golf Association State Public Links Championship held June 17-19, at the Indian Peaks Golf Course in Lafayette, Colo. Silva, representing the South Suburban Golf Course, fired a final round 68 to earn bronze medalist honors with a tournament total of 205. The invitation only tournament attracts the top amateur golfers in Colorado.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participated in 70-percent of his teams competitive rounds, had a stroke average under 76.0 in Division I and maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
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