Albany, NY—Sage's women's volleyball player, senior defensive specialist Megan Ryder (Broadalbin, NY/Broadalbin Perth) was named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District Division III Women's Volleyball Team on Thursday for her outstanding play on the court and work in the classroom.
The 2019 Academic All-District® Volleyball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes volleyball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.
Ryder, who twice during her career had 30 plus digs in a match, finishes with 800 digs in her time as a Gator. She played in 57 sets with 263 kills, 62 aces, 43 total blocks and 350.5 career points having earned a pair of letters at Sage.
On her 2019 season, she started 26 of 28 matches played and finished the year as the team's digs leader with 407, good enough for a 4.11 digs per set average. She added 162 kills with 29 aces, which led the team as well this fall. She racked up a .881 reception percentage in addition to tallying 207.5 points as a senior.
An accomplished student-athlete, she is a psychology major at Sage with a 3.90 grade point average.
Ryder is a member of the Sage Athletic Honor Society as she was inducted in 2019 as a junior. She is also a Sage Scholar-Athlete honoree and was selected three times to the Empire 8 Presidents' List.
NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 3 (NY)
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Maddie Bredehoeft Clarkson University Sr. 3.90 Environmental Engineering
Lauren Fie Oswego State Sr. 3.97 Psychology
Caitlyn Floyd Ithaca College Sr. 3.75 Emerging Media
Kate Isaksen Clarkson University Sr. 3.69 Computer Science / Mathematics
Megan Ryder The Sage Colleges Sr. 3.90 Psychology
Gillian Stieglitz SUNY Oneonta Sr. 3.93 Business Economics
Samantha Wolf SUNY Morrisville Sr. 3.89 Business Administration