Mike Timms, Danny Glading Named Scholar All-Americans
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Virginia men’s lacrosse players Mike Timms and Danny Glading have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
This is the fifth year in a row Virginia has had at least one player named to the team, the longest active streak among Division I schools.
Timms received his degree in economics last year and competed this past season as a graduate student enrolled in a master’s of commerce program in UVa’s McIntire School of Commerce. He was named to the ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District III At-Large squad last month. Timms has been named to the ACC Honor Roll four times and to the ACC All-Academic men’s lacrosse squad twice; this year’s honors are yet to be announced.
A Virginia Beach, Va., native, Timms was one of the longstick midfielders in the country and shutdown virtually every midfielder he was matched against this spring. He snared 60 ground balls and caused 31 caused turnovers for the Cavaliers and received honorable mention All-America recognition for the third time.
He is currently studying in Europe as part of his master’s degree requirements and has accepted a position with Merrill Lynch in New York City that starts next month.
One of the outstanding attackmen in school history, Glading graduated last month with a degree in economics. He was a first-team All-American and was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the third year in a row this season. He led Virginia with 63 total points and ranked 11th nationally in scoring. He also led the team with 31 assists and was third with 32 goals. He and Syracuse’s Kenny Nims were the only two players in the country to score at least 30 goals and add at least 30 assists.
Glading finished his career ranked in the top 10 in UVa history in goals (seventh), assists (tied for fifth) and points (tied for fifth). He finished his career with 119 goals and 104 assists to become only the sixth player in ACC history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists in a career.
He was selected by the Washington Bayhawks with the fifth overall pick in last month’s Major League Lacrosse draft and scored a goal in his debut last Thursday against the Toronto Nationals. Glading is currently attending tryouts for the U.S. National Team that will play for the world championship next summer in England.
“There are events in college athletics that happen away from the ‘maddening crowd’ of competition that may, in fact, truly define the soul of a program,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “The day after our win over Johns Hopkins in the NCAA quarterfinals, our 10 seniors received their diplomas in a special ceremony on the Lawn. The same 10 who walked in together four years prior all graduated on this same memorable day.
“It is in this context that we are proud of Mike and Danny for having been selected as USILA Scholar All-Americans. Two of our finest representatives, on and off the field, in an out of the classroom, these two young men define the ideals of a University of Virginia student-athlete. We are as proud of our present record of leading the country in consecutive years with a Scholar All-American selection as we are of our successes on the field.”
To be eligible for USILA Scholar All-America recognition a player must be a senior named an All-American or who played in the North-South all-star game, in addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.