Sage garners a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

June 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm
By Ann King

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 5 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.