By Kyle Stephens
UTSA Sports Information Director
(June 27, 2006)--UTSA senior Bryan Wolfe was named the 2006 Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior Meghan Chance and junior Veronica Silva were selected to the SLC Women's Track and Field/Cross Country All-Academic Team, the league office in Plano, Texas, announced Thursday.
It marks the fourth straight SLC Student-Athlete of the Year award for Wolfe, a native of Raymondville. He swept indoor and outdoor honors in 2005 and 2006 and recently was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team.
Wolfe totes a 3.66 GPA in actuarial science. A standout in the combined events, Wolfe won the SLC Outdoor title in the decathlon with 6,887 points on May 13-14 in Arlington. He capped his UTSA career by finishing 11th with 7,111 points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 7-8 in Sacramento, Calif., earning an at-large spot in the NCAA field by posting a personal best 7,260 points at the Texas Relays in April.
Wolfe is a member of the UTSA Honors College and Junior Achievement Program and the Huddle Leader for UTSA Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His extracurricular activities also include serving on the Babcock High Clean-up project for the UTSA athletics department, public speaking engagements with local elementary schools for the UTSA Honors College and teaching junior high students about business fields and opportunities.
Chance, a San Antonio Reagan High School graduate, picks up her third SLC All-Academic Team nod and her second major award of the week. On June 22, she was named second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Chance boasts a 3.97 gpa in psychology while competing in cross country and track. The 2004 and 2005 SLC Women's Indoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year, Chance is heavily involved in community service.
She is a Golden Key Honor Society member, secretary of the UTSA Student-Athlete Advisory Board, a seventh grade Sunday school teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a volunteer with the San Antonio city-wide "Go Kids Challenge" children's fitness walk in 2004 and the UTSA Women's Walk. A participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chance has also been a speaker at Community Baptist Church.
Silva earns her first all-academic team accolade with a 3.13 gpa in interdisciplinary studies. She received All-SLC honors in cross country last fall with a seventh-place finish at the conference championship, the highest finish by a Roadrunner in three seasons. In track, Silva won her first individual league crown with a 2:12.79 clocking in the 800 meters at the SLC Outdoor. She also helped the distance medley relay team to a runner-up finish and placed fifth in the 800m at the conference indoor meet in February.
Sarah Stultz of Texas State picked up SLC Women's Student-Athlete of the Year honors.
Read more at the UTSA Athletics Web site.