Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/13/13
Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva has been named the 2013 Big East Scholar of the Year. Siva received the award on Tuesday afternoon in New York City at the Big East Award Ceremony. Siva is the first Louisville player to win the award since the Cardinals joined the Big East in 2005. Here is the excerpt from the Big East press release. A senior from Seattle, Wash., Siva will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies, as the Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He also will receive an additional $2,000 award as Louisville’s Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete. He is the first player from Louisville to earn Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. Siva started all 31 regular-season games as the Cardinals’ point guard, helping Louisville go 26-5 overall and 14-4 in BIG EAST play. He averaged 9.9 points and 6.2 assists per game. He led the BIG EAST in free throw shooting, making 88.7 percent of his attempts and was fourth
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