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Tech's Silva Named All-America

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Division II Bulletin. The 2012-13 Great American Conference player of the year and defensive player of the year, Silva averaged 15.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.1 steals per game during her senior year. Silva established new Arkansas Tech school records for steals in a single season (154 in 2012-13) and steals in a career (280). She broke the career steals record despite only playing two seasons at Arkansas Tech. During the 2012-13 campaign, Silva helped the Golden Suns post an overall record of 23-7, win the Great American Conference regular season title, capture the GAC Tournament title and reach the NCAA Division II Tournament. It was the 23rd regular season conference championship and the 31st 20-win season in the 36-year history of intercollegiate women's basketball at Arkansas Tech. By earning All-America status, Silva joins the following student-athletes on the Golden Suns’ list of all-time basketball All-Americans: Sherry Raney (1980, 1981, 1982), Donna Brunson (1987, 1988), Lanell Dawson (1989, 1990), Cindi Patton (1989), Kala Cooley (1989), Amanda Hill (1991), Stephanie Strack (1992, 1993, 1994), Allison Setliff (1992, 1993, 1994), Dawn Grell (1993, 1994), Carin Pinion (1994), Kim Stephens (1996), Heather Campbell (1997), Jennifer Richardson (1998), Amanda Grappe (2008, 2009), Jenny Vining (2010) and Natalia Santos (2011).]]>