From Washington University Athletics
Luke Silverman-Lloyd, a 2016 Washington University in St. Louis graduate and three-year men's basketball letterwinner, was awarded the 2018 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, an honor which is bestowed on student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically while also serving as leaders in the community.
Silverman-Lloyd will receive a scholarship of $7,500 to be used for postgraduate study within three years. He accumulated a 3.60 grade point average at WashU, while majoring in anthropology and Spanish.
Upon graduation from WashU, Silverman-Lloyd has been doing research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has held two concurrent positions over the past 20 months: working at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease as the Mobile Health (mHealth) Fellow, and Research Program Coordinator for the Center for Health/Salud and Opportunity for Latinos (Centro SOL).
Silverman-Lloyd will be attending the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program – a five-year program where he will graduate with a M.S. from UC Berkeley and a M.D. from UCSF.
"The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is a huge honor, and I would like to extend my gratitude to Coach Edwards and the rest of the Athletic Department for their nomination and support throughout this process.," said Silverman-Lloyd. "My basketball career at WashU was instrumental in my growth as a person and in my path to medical school, and I appreciate everyone who has guided me along the way. I am grateful that the NCAA has afforded me this opportunity to help fund my medical education, and I am eager to carry forward the student-athlete tradition in my training and career."
Silverman-Lloyd, a two-time all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, averaged 10.8 points and 2.7 assists per game in 25 starts for WashU at shooting guard in the 2015-16 season. He scored in double figures in 16 games, including a career-high 24 on 7-of-8 three-point shooting in a 96-80 win at Case Western Reserve University on Jan 15, 2016.
"What a tremendous recognition for Luke," said WashU men's basketball coach Mark Edwards. "He is well deserving of this honor with all that he accomplished while at Washington University and his continued work at Johns Hopkins. I am excited to watch him put to good use the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship."
Silverman-Lloyd tied for the UAA lead in three-pointers made (61) and was fourth in three-point field-goal percentage 40.0. He wrapped up his career with 143 three-pointers and 630 points scored, and ranks eighth in school history in three-point field-goal percentage (.427).