Hoosick's Flynn named Sage's Woman of the Year

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls native and The Sage Colleges' graduate women's basketball player Megan Flynn has added another honor to her athletic career. Flynn was chosen as Sage's NCAA Woman of the Year honoree.

NCAA member schools have nominated a record 605 female college athletes for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Rooted in Title IX, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. The nominees represent all three NCAA divisions. Flynn was one of 220 Division III nominees.

Schools are encouraged to honor their top graduating female college athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year Award.

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The latest honor is one of many for Flynn, who was chosen as the 2019-2020 Female Athlete of the Year at Sage. Flynn was also named the female recipient of the Dean Sharon Robinson Senior Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, which is given to the senior student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average. Flynn currently boasts a 4.0 grade point average as a graduate student. As an undergrad, she achieved a 3.99 GPA.

Also selected as one of the honorees in the inaugural Capital District Sports Woman of the Year program, Flynn was also a candidate for the Josten's Trophy. Earlier this spring, she was named to the 2019-2020 Academic All-America NCAA Division III Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and became the first Sage basketball player honored with this award and just the ninth Sage student-athlete to achieve this feat.

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Among the many honors she earned on the court this past season, she was named to the Empire 8 Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team, a pair of Empire 8 Player of the Week citations and a selection to the Empire 8 Women's Basketball First Team. Flynn added a career-best 28 points and picked up her team-leading 12th double-double of the year after hauling in 17 rebounds in the team's 82-75 win over Utica College in the Empire 8 Semifinals. Flynn added 17 points in the first half and finished the night making 9-of-14 shots from the floor and 10-of-13 from the line.

For the tournament, she averaged 20.0 ppg and 11.5 rpg, while shooting 53.8% from the floor and 2.0 steals.

A team captain this past season, she wraps her stellar career with 877 points, 684 rebounds, 44 blocked shots and a 51.9% field goal percentage in 86 appearances. She is the program's 12th all-time leading scorer while standing fifth in career rebounds and tied for eighth in blocked shots.

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She added 12 double-double on the year and wraps her career with 19 double-doubles. Flynn was a 27-game starter this year adding 13.6 ppg and 10.8 rpg.

The Gators advanced to the championship game for the first time, earned the league's runner-up trophy after an impressive 15-12 mark with a 10-4 record in conference play.

Academically, she has earned multiple selections to the Empire 8 Presidents' List, the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team, as well as an induction into Sage's Athletic Honor Society. She is also a Dean's List student and was honored with Sage's Book Award and just this past weekend earned the Eli Werlin Award as an outstanding graduating woman in the field of accounting or business.

Conference offices will select up to two nominees each from their pool of member school nominees. All nominees who compete in a sport not sponsored by their school's primary conference, as well as associate conference nominees and independent nominees, will be considered by a selection committee. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.

From the Top 30, the Woman of the Year selection committee will determine the top three honorees in each division and announce nine finalists. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then will choose the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year, who will be named this fall.


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