Barry's Daniel Stapff Selected Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Barry golfer Daniel Stapff has been named the Sunshine State Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.
A junior finance major, Stapff carried a 3.92 grade point average. He was also named the Barry University Professor Emerita Neill Miller Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. Stapff is a two-time SSC Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, having earned the distinction in 2010 and 2011. He was recognized as a member of the Barry University President’s List for both the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters.
A native of Curitiba, Brazil, Stapff’s accomplishments were equally impressive on the golf course this season. He was a 2011 PING Division II First-Team All-American. Having earned medalist honors at the SSC Championship, he was chosen SSC Men’s Golfer of the Year and was an All-SSC First Team selection. Stapff additionally landed Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) First-Team All-Region accolades for the second year in a row.
Active in the community, Stapff has volunteered his time to the Special Olympics, Barry Pride Day, Ryder-Benjamin Golf Tournament, and the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church living nativity.
Voting for the SSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards is conducted among the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletics representatives. Criteria considered in selecting recipients include 40 percent grade point average, 40 percent athletic prominence, and 20 percent school and community involvement.
Stapff’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award marks the fourth time a Buccaneer student-athlete has claimed the recognition. In addition to Stapff’s selection in 2009-10, Barry tennis players Patrick Rittenauer (2006-07) and Thomas Hipp (2004-05) were previous winners.