Michael Barnwell Silliman
Michael Barnwell Silliman

Class of 1966

Mike Silliman graduated as Army's all-time leading scorer and still stands 10th in Academy history with 1,342 points, a mark that was achieved prior to the institution of the three-point line in men's college basketball. A three-year letterwinner on the hardwood, Silliman was a three-time all-American and earned two honorable mention citations along with a second team selection as a senior. Silliman, who averaged a double-double (19.7 ppg, 11.5 rpg) throughout his four years at the Academy, also earned GTE academic all-American accolades following his decorated career.

Silliman went on to captain the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team, which went undefeated en route to capturing the gold medal in Mexico City.

Under head coach Eric Tipton, Silliman also lettered three years (1964-66) in baseball at the Academy. He was a part of a team that posted an overall record of 16-4 and won the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League title for a second straight year in 1966.