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Men's Basketball

Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas – One of the top scholar-athletes in program history, Oscar da Silva has added Academic All-America honors to his resume. He was named a second team Academic All-American, becoming the 14th player in program history to earn the award and the first since Chasson Randle collected the honor in 2015.

"Oscar challenged himself in every way at Stanford and constantly chased excellence," said Jerod Haase, the Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball. "Being named an Academic All-American is a tremendous honor. We are all so proud of the impact he has made at Stanford, and this is just another example of how special Oscar is."

The Academic All-America honor adds to an impressive haul of accolades this year for da Silva, who was the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the year, a first team All-Pac-12 selection and a Pac-12 All-Defense pick. He also earned all-district awards from the USBWA and NABC, and was a second team Senior CLASS Award All-American.

da Silva averaged 18.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 56.9 percent from the floor this season.  He was one of two players nationally to hit those benchmarks, alongside Gonzaga's Drew Timme. He finished his career ranked 15th all-time at Stanford with 1,446 points, while also placing 13th in made field goals, 14th in field goal percentage, 13th in rebounds, seventh in blocks and 12th in minutes played.

Earlier this month, da Silva's legacy was enshrined at Stanford through an assistant coach endowment from an anonymous donor.

A two-year captain, da Silva will graduate with a degree in biology, emphasizing on biochemistry and biophysics. Throughout his experience at Stanford he has worked in a stem cell lab on campus under Dr. Michael Longaker, and helped present research at a conference in Baltimore. He is listed as a published author in a research paper titled: "A Clearing Technique to Enhance Endogenous Fluorophores in Skin and Soft Tissue."