Sage's Ryan Kramer named to CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America First Team

Sage's Ryan Kramer named to CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America First Team

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Towson, MD – The Sage Colleges' men's volleyball team had one player saluted by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) with a selection to the 2013 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America First Team. Honored from Sage with a selection to the First-Team was senior Ryan Kramer (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem Central).  Kramer becomes the College's first student-athlete named to the First Team, while becoming the fifth CoSIDA Academic All-American. 

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

Kramer was instrumental in the success of the 2013 Sage men's volleyball team this season as the Gators went 30-7 campaign and captured the ECAC Division III North Championship crown and the 2013 Skyline Conference Runner-up title this season.

Kramer, a physical education major at Sage, was named the first recipient of the Dean Sharon Robinson Senior Scholar-Athlete Award and boasts a 4.0 grade-point-average at Sage. He was honored at Sage's commencement last month with a selection as the valedictorian for SCA. He finished the 2013 season with 137 kills and 72 total blocks. He wraps his career with 227 kills (No. 8), 14 solo blocks (No. 7), 79 block assists (No. 4), and No. 5 on career total blocks with 93, while adding 283.5 points (No. 8) in 59 matches played (No. 7)

As a team, the Gators nationally as one of the top programs in Division III. Sage ranked No. 5 in the team statistics in both aces per set (1.84) and win-loss percentage (0.811). Sage is ranked in the Top 20 in five additional categories. The Gators finished the season ranked No. 14 in kills per set average (12.1), while ranking No. 15 in digs per set (10.41) and No. 16 in assists per set average (11.18) and No. 16 as well in blocks per set (2.15). Sage also ranked 20th in Division III with a 0.238 hitting percentage in 2013.


TOWSON, Md. – Senior swimmer Curtis Ramsey of Kenyon College and ice hockey standout Teal Gove of Plattsburgh State headline the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Ramsey and Gove have been selected as the NCAA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year award winners for the College Division men's and women's at-large programs, respectively.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

An economics major with a 3.84 G.P.A., Ramsey graduated from Kenyon as a five-time NCAA Relay Champion and a 15-time NCAA All-American. A native of Wilmington, Del., Ramsey also helped the Lords to a pair of NCAA Championships and two runner-up finishes during his career.

Ramsey is one of four repeat Capital One Academic All-American® honorees on the Division III Men's At-Large First Team. He is a recent recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Of the four repeat Capital One Academic All-America® honorees, Ramsey is the only one that earned first team honors the last two years.

Of Ramsey's five national titles, three came in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and two came in the 400 free relay in 2012 and 2013. Individually, Ramsey finished his career with three NCAA top-five finishes and twice placed third in the nation in the 50-freestyle (2013) and 100-freestyle (2012). The North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2013, Ramsey earned a career best six NCAA All-American honors this season with three each in relays and individual events.

One of 11 first time selections on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's At-Large First Team, Gove was a third team selection in 2012. A biology major with a 3.83 G.P.A., Gove was the 2013 National Player of the Year. A native of Berwick, Ontario, Gove led the nation with 1.67 points per game and was second in the nation with 29 goals scored. Gove played in 115 games and scored 76 goals with 63 assists and 119 points with just four penalties in her career.

The three repeat selections that join Ramsey on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men's At-Large first team are all seniors. Overall, the team consists of 10 seniors, four juniors and one sophomore.

NCAA Singles Champion Adam Putterman of Washington University's tennis team and two-time volleyball All-American Matt Hohenberger of Massachusetts Institute of Technology were each named to the second team last season. Kyle Greco of the Plymouth State ice hockey team was a third-team selection in 2012.

An economics & strategy and organizational behavior double-major with a 3.75 G.P.A., Putterman won the 2013 NCAA singles championship and was named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Senior of the Year. A native of Houston, Texas, Putterman finished his storied career with a combined record of 164-70. Named as the 2013 University Athletic Association Most Valuable Player, Putterman was a four-time ITA All-American with two selections each for singles and doubles.

A mechanical engineering major with a 3.80 G.P.A., Hohenberger earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honors the last two seasons. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Hohenberg ranked third in the nation this season with 4.10 kills per set and 17th with 0.45 aces per set. Hohenberger finished his career as MIT's all-time leader with 238 aces and ranks second with 1,495 kills. Off the court, Hohenberger has a provisional patent for the design of a cart that will transport kegs down flights of stairs into basements of bars.

A business administration major with 3.91 G.P.A., Greco served as team captain during his senior season for the Plymouth State ice hockey team. He finished his career as a two-time All-Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference first team pick. A native of Hillside, Ill., Greco led the Panthers with 14 goals to help them win to a second-consecutive MASCAC regular season championship. A three-time selection to the MASCAC All-Academic Team, Greco was twice a finalist for the Concannon Award of Greater Boston, given to the top American-born Division II/III player in New England.

Along with Ramsey, four swimmers and one diver were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men's At-Large first team, including junior teammate Andrew Chevalier of Kenyon. The other four selections are three seniors in Miller Douglas of Emory, Christopher Hall of RPI and Eric Klontz of Carleton, as well as sophomore in Will Guedes of Kalamazoo.

A chemistry major with a 3.94 G.P.A., Chevalier posted three top-12 performances at this year's NCAA Championship Meet. A native of Golden, Colo., Chevalier placed fifth nationally in the 400-yard I.M., sixth in the 500-freestyle and 12th in the 1,650-free. For his career, Chevalier was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

A neuroscience and behavioral biology double-major with a 3.60 G.P.A., Douglas won an NCAA Championship in the 200-yard butterfly at Emory. A native of Atlanta, Douglas posted a combined six All-American finishes this season with three each in individual events and relays. An NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Douglas earned 10 All-American certificates in two seasons at Emory.  

An electrical engineering major with a 3.99 G.P.A., Hall was awarded with RPI's Ballesian Prize, presented to the senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative G.P.A. A native of Villanova, Pa., Hall turned in three top-10 finishes at the New York State Meet and four top 10 showings in the Liberty League Meet. He also received RPI's Trevett Award for "outstanding scholarship in electrical and systems engineering."

A chemistry major with a 3.83 G.P.A., Klontz was a two-time NCAA All-American this season at Carleton and the national runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle. A native of Bethesda, Md., Klontz was named the 2013 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year. He finished his career with three MIAC individual titles. A Capital One Academic All-District pick a season ago, Klontz won the 50-yard freestyle at the MIAC Championship with the third-fastest time (19.66 seconds) in NCAA Division III history.

A business and computer science double-major with a 3.60 G.P.A., Guedes capped off his sophomore campaign by earning NCAA Division III Diver of the Year honors for Kalamazoo. A native of Brasilia, Brazil, Guedes won the NCAA Championship in the one-meter dive and placed third on the three-meter board. Guedes also won on both boards at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship and was named Most Valuable Diver.

Two more tennis players join Putterman on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men's At-Large first team, senior Bryan Chow of Williams and junior Andrew Gear of St. Mary's (Md.).

Two wrestlers are on the first team as senior Adam Sheley of Wisconsin-La Crosse and junior Josh Etzel of Washington & Jefferson were honored. Volleyball standout Ryan Kramer of The Sage Colleges and fencer Joseph Rafidi of MIT complete the first team.

A biology and classics double-major with a 3.98 G.P.A., Chow is a two-time NCAA Elite 89 Award winner for the 2013 NCAA Champion Ephs. A native of Browns Valley, Cal., Chow finished his tennis career with a combined record of 140-50. Chow also has an ITA National Small College Division III doubles crown on his resume.

A triple-major in English, political science and public policy with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Gear is St. Mary's all-time leader with a combined 101 victories. A native of Westminster, Md., Gear was named as the 2013 St. Mary's Male Athlete of the Year as well as the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year. Gear is also a three-time CAC All-Academic selection.

A broad field social studies education major with a 3.84 G.P.A., Sheley won a wrestling national title at 141 pounds this season. A native of Geneseo, Ill., Sheley finished his career with a 97-15 overall record and was a three-time NCAA All-American. The 2013 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Co-Wrestler of the Year, Sheley was fifth in the nation at 133 pounds in 2011 and finished sixth in 2012. He was also the 2013 WIAC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

A biochemistry major with a 3.81 G.P.A., Etzel became W&J's first wrestling All-American since 2002 with a sixth-place finish at 157 pounds this year. A native of Elizabeth, Pa., Etzel is a two-time national qualifier and a two-time Presidents' Athletic Conference champion. The school single-season record holder with 37 wins in 2012-13, Etzel has twice received academic recognition from the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

A physical education major with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., Kramer was the first recipient of Sages' Dean Sharon Robinson Senior Scholar-Athlete Award and was named the valedictorian at graduation last month for the Sage Colleges of Albany. A native of Delmar, N.Y., Kramer finished his volleyball career in Sage's top 10 for both kills and blocks in just two seasons of competition for the Gators, which captured the 2013 ECAC Division III Men's North Championship. Kramer was also a two-time Skyline Conference All-Academic pick.

An electrical engineering and computer science double-major with a 4.00 G.P.A., Rafidi was the only Division III epee qualifier at the 2013 NCAA Championship. A native of Los Angeles, Cal., Rafidi posted a 57-10 record and earned All-America Honorable Mention honors as MIT's best epee performer since 1995. Rafidi was also named to the Northeast Fencing Conference All-Star first team.

The 15 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men's At-Large first team maintain an average G.P.A. of 3.86. Three of the members boast a perfect 4.0 G.P.A.

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      To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

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2013 Capital One

Academic All-America ® 

Division III

Men's At-Large Team








Academic All-American of the Year:  Curtis Ramsey, Kenyon


Name                       School                           Yr.  Hometown              Sport             G.P.A.  Major

Andrew Chevalier      Kenyon                          Jr.  Golden, Col.           Swimming      3.94      Chemistry

Bryan Chow              Williams                         Sr.  Browns Valley, Cal. Tennis            3.98      Biology, Classics

Miller Douglas          Emory                            Sr.  Atlanta, Ga.             Swimming      3.60      Neuro., Behavioral Bio.

Josh Etzel                Washington & Jefferson  Jr.  Elizabeth, Pa.          Wrestling       3.81      Biochemistry

Andrew Gear             St. Mary's (Md.)              Jr.  Westminster, Md.    Tennis            4.00      English, Ec. & Pub. Policy

Will Guedes              Kalamazoo                     So. Brasilia, Brazil         Swimming      3.60      Business, Comp.Sci.

Kyle Greco (3)          Plymouth State               Sr.  Hillside, Ill.              Ice Hockey     3.91      Business Admin.

Christopher Hall        Rensselaer Polytechnic   Sr.  Villanova, Pa.          Swimming      3.99      Electrical Engineering

Matt Hohenberger(2) Mass. Inst Of Tech          Sr.  St. Louis, Mo.         Volleyball       3.80      Mechanical Eng.

Erik Klontz                Carleton                         Sr.  Bethesda, Md.        Swimming      3.83      Chemistry

Ryan Kramer             The Sage Colleges          Sr.  Delmar, N.Y.           Volleyball       4.00      Physical Education

Adam Putterman       Washington (Mo.)           Sr.  Houston, Texas       Tennis            3.75      Econ., Strategy & Org.

Joseph Rafidi           Mass. Inst Of Tech          Jr.  Los Angeles, Cal.    Fencing                     4.00                               Elec. Eng., Comp. Sci.

Curtis Ramsey (1)    Kenyon                          Sr.  Wilmington, Del.    Swimming    3.89      Economics

Adam Sheley            Wisconsin-La Crosse      Sr.  Geneseo, Ill.            Wrestling       3.84      Broad Field Soc.Stud. Ed.


Name                       School                           Yr.   Hometown               Sport             G.P.A.  Major

Ian Bangor                Carnegie Mellon              Jr.    Moon Township, Pa. Golf               3.87      Business Admin.

Matthew Bettles        Bates                             Sr.   Taunton, England      Tennis            3.65      English

Martin Brown            Ithaca                             Sr.   McLean, Va.             Swimming      3.70      Environ. Studies

Brian Ferrante           New Jersey City              Sr.   Woodbine, N.J.        Golf               3.98      History

Nathan Fitzenreider   North Central                  Gr.   Wheaton, Ill.             Wrestling       3.68      Curric. & Instruction

Austin Harris             Keene State                    Sr.   Essex Junction, Vt.   Swimming      3.92      Architecture

Andy Hersh              Johns Hopkins                Sr.   Valrico, Fla.              Tennis            3.47      Economics

Cody Lovejoy           Ohio Northern                 So.  Harrod, Ohio             Wrestling       4.00      Pharmacy

Carlos Maciel            Denison                         Jr.    Recife, Brazil            Swimming      3.64      Econ. & Intl. Studies

Wayde Marsh           Washington & Lee           Sr.   Milford, Del.             Swimming      3.92      Politics, Religion

Matt McCrary            Wheaton (Ill.)                  Jr.    Wilmette, Ill.              Wrestling       4.00      Business, Economics

Tim McGurrin (3)       Scranton                        Gr.   Clarks Summit, Pa.   Tennis            4.00      Accounting / MBA

Colin Mulvey             Norwich                          Sr.   Worcester, Mass.      Ice Hockey     3.74      Mech. Engineering

Peter O'Brien (2)       Emory                            Sr.   Houston, Texas        Swimming      3.54      Applied Mathematics

Gary Parizher            Washington (Mo.)           Sr.   Beverly Hills, Calif.    Tennis            3.87      Biology


Name                       School                           Yr.   Hometown               Sport             G.P.A.  Major

Dan Bell                   Castleton State               Sr.   Victoria, B.C.            Ice Hockey     3.85      Business Admin.

Adam Bossert          Rochester                       Sr.   Ambler, Pa.              Swimming      3.76      Micro-Biology

Mathieu Cadieux       Plattsburgh State            Jr.    Oshawa, Ontario       Ice Hockey     3.75      Business

Kyle Christine           Union (N.Y.)                    Sr.   Skaneateles, N.Y.     Lacrosse        3.89      Economics

Sullivan Cohen          Bridgewater State           Sr.   Bridgewater, Mass.   Swimming      4.00      Sociology,  Econ.

Spencer Fronk          Denison                         Jr.    Greenwood Vill., Col.   Swimming      3.49      Economics, English

Caleb Fuller              Grove City                      Sr.   Columbus, Ind.         Tennis            3.92      Economics

Dennis Granath         Saint John's (Minn.)        Sr.   Bandhagen, Sweden Golf               3.40      Global Bus. Leadership

Brian Jaeger             Christopher Newport       Sr.   McLean, Va.             Golf               3.71      Marketing

Nick Lambrecht         St. Scholastica               Jr.    Stacy, Minn.             Tennis            3.98      Biology

Kevin O'Brien            Wisconsin-La Crosse      Jr.    Becker, Minn.            Wrestling       3.60      Economics

Jordan Singer           Wisconsin-Eau Claire      Sr.   Lino Lakes, Minn.      Ice Hockey     3.51      Business Mngmnt

Rick Sykes               Washington & Lee           Sr.   Wellesley, Mass.       Swimming      3.82      Neuroscience

Brett Zeggil              Castleton State               Sr.   Dundalk, Ontario       Ice Hockey     3.99      History, Pol. Science

J.D. Zitone               Centenary                       Sr.   Montague, N.J.         Wrestling       3.43      Business Admin: Mgt..

 (1)      Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 1st team in 2012

(2)       Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 2nd team in 2012

(3)       Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 3rdt team in 2012