State College, Pa. - Dan Smith was honored by the United State Collegiate Athletics Association as the Student-Athlete of the Year for Men's Golf. Smith was presented with the award Tuesday at the awards ceremony following the USCAA Golf National Championship at the Penn State University Blue Course.
Smith, a sophomore engineering major, excels in the classroom at Penn State New Kensington, receiving USCAA Academic All-American honors for achieving above a 3.5 GPA. He is also involved with the campus's G.R.E.A.T. program and the Nittany Lion Honors Program.
This fall, Smith was the medalist at the Bernie Gus Classic, earning him USCAA Golfer of the Week accolades. He was runner-up at the BC3 Invitational and had three other top-10 finishes. He earned PSUAC all-Conference Honors by finishing tied for 8th at the PSUAC Championships.