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Sage’s Flynn set to be honored

SCHENECTADY — Megan Flynn, a senior at The Sage Colleges, has been named as one of the three collegiate award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

Flynn, a native of Hoosick Falls who competes in basketball, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale April 13 at proctors.org and at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year honors the best and brightest female student-athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service. More information is provided at the website, cdswoy.com.

Flynn’s academic achievements include the Empire 8 President’s List, Sage Athletic Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Delta Beta Honor Society, Sage Select Leadership Development Group, and Dean’s List for all seven semesters including the Fall of 2019 (she completed her undergraduate degree early). She also earned Skyline Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition during her career. In March, Flynn was named to the 2019-2020 Academic All-America NCAA Division III Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Her First Team selection to the Academic All-District Team earned her consideration for the All-America honor. She became the first Sage basketball player honored with the Academic All-America award and just the ninth Sage student-athlete to achieve this feat. A graduate student at Sage working on her MBA degree, Flynn achieved a 3.99 grade point average as an undergraduate, while currently boasting a 4.0 as a graduate student.

On the court, Flynn earned numerous honors in her final season. She was selected to the 2019-20 D3hoops.com All-East Team, 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. She was also nominated for the Josten’s Trophy.

A team captain this past season, she wrapped up her 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. Flynn was a 27-game starter this year adding 13.6 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per contest, both team highs. The Gators advanced to the championship game for the first time, earning the Empire 8’s runner-up trophy after an overall record of 15-12 with a 10-4 record in conference play.

Flynn’s community service includes Chomper’s Reading Program (named after the school mascot), Humane Society, Halloween 5K, Centennial 5K, Sage Engaged, Sage SAAC Toys for Tots, Thanksgiving food drives, Make-a-Wish Santa Letters, MS Walk, and the Breast Cancer Walk.

Flynn joins RPI’s Liz Brady and Morgan Burchhardt of the College of Saint Rose as the three collegiate honorees.

The high school honorees include Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett joins Rensselaer’s MacKenzie Brown, South Glens Falls’ Lauren Willis, Averill Park’s Lydia Ware, Northville’s Brytney Moore, Galway’s Rachel Wnuk, Middleburgh’s Makenzie Terrell, Lake George’s Rachel Hunsicker and Fort Edward’s Morgan Fish.

CDSWOY will announce the final student-athlete Tuesday.

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