ISU had their Scholar-Athlete Award Banquet last night. ISU golfer Tyler Swanson, who survived a horrific car accident while at ISU was given the Eye of the Storm Award for overcoming adversity and being a inspiration to other students.
Before his accident Tyler was as good a golfer as ISU has ever had. To give you an idea of his talent, in 2003 he made the field at the PGA Tour John Deere Classic and was 5th in the field in Driving Distance that week. He was the first amateur to make the cut in that event since 1971 and was the first cyclone golfer to ever make a cut at a PGA Tour event.
There was a second golfer in that car, too -- Curtis Foster. He wasn't as badly injured, but still screwed up his back pretty good. I don't think Curtis ever got back to his pre-injury level on the course.
A series in the ISU Daily on this story from Dec. of 2004... The Daily also had multimedia with it which was pretty cutting edge at the time, but it looked like the link to it was gone in the archives.
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