Summerhays named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Daniel Summerhays was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII At-Large First Team. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Three BYU student athletes have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII At-Large Team for the 2005-06 season. Daniel Summerhays from the men's golf team and Brian Rowley from the men's volleyball team were named to the first team, and Travis Price from the men's swimming team was named to the second team.

Summerhays is a business major with an emphasis in financial services and is from Farmington, Utah. He played in every tournament during the year as one of the top three players. His stroke average for the year was 72.1, helping the Cougars maintain a No. 6 national ranking for most of the season. He finished fourth individually at the Mountain West Conference Tournament. After shooting a career-low 64 in the second round of the PING Arizona Intercollegiate Tournament, Summerhays finished sixth overall at five-under-par. He is a two-time Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete and received Academic All-MWC honors this season.

Rowley is a chemical engineering major from San Diego, Calif. with a 3.85 GPA. He played in 25 of BYU's 27 matches, missing two due to injury, and started in every match he played. He tied the BYU rally scoring record for digs with 16 in a game against USC and recorded 10 or more digs in four other matches. Rowley was named a Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete for the second straight year. Apart from his student-athlete accomplishments, Rowley was also named the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Co-Outstanding Graduate in 2005.

Price is a Pre-Management major from Mesa, Ariz. with a 3.71 GPA. He recorded BYU's top time in the 200 and 500 freestyles this season and BYU's second-best time in the 1000 and 1650 freestyles. He was the 2006 Mountain West Conference Champion in the 200 freestyle and is first-team All-MWC in the 500 freestyle and the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams. Price also helped BYU place second in the MWC and 26th in the nation.

As first-team All-District members, Rowley and Summerhays are also eligible for Academic All-America honors. Only eight other student athletes in the MWC received All-District honors. Qualifications for All-District and All-America honors are a 3.2 GPA and must have been a significant contributor to the team.