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SVSU Ryder Athletes of the Year

The "Ryder Athlete of the Year" stands as the most prestigious Cardinal athletic award. During his tenure, former SVSU president, Dr. Jack M. Ryder and his wife, Lila, were both passionate fans of Cardinal Athletics. Their support and contributions to the SVSU Athletic Department are recognized on an annual basis with the presentation of the "Ryder Athlete of the Year" award, which is presented to the top male and female Cardinal student-athletes.

 

Ryder Athlete of the Year Recipients

2016-17

Female - Amanda Thielen | Women's Swimming
Male - Sam Black | Men's Track & Field

2015-16

Female - Emily Wendling | Women's Basketball
Male - Tyler Channell | Men's Soccer

2014-15

Female - Taylor Stepanski | Women's Track / Cross Country
Male - Craig Neal | Men's Soccer

2013-14

Female - Emily Short | Women's Track / Cross Country
Male - Jeff Janis | Football

2012-13

Female - Lauren Hill | Track / Cross Country
Male - Zach Myers | Soccer

2011-12

Female - Alycia Wright | Track and Field
Male - Zach Myers | Soccer

2010-11

Female - Jade Fulton | Softball
Male - Nate Kelly | Golf : Tyler Grob | Track and Field

2009-10

Female - Kait Harris | Volleyball
Male - Tony Filipek | Track and Feld

2008-09

Female - Sarah Redoute | Volleyball
Male - John Jacobs | Football

2007-08

Female - Stacy Kraatz | Softball
Male - Reed Welker | Baseball

2006-07

Female - Rebecca Rudey | Track and Cross Country : Ashley Bishop | Track
Male - Scott Schlaff | Baseball

2005-06

Female - Karen Ray | Softball
Male - Joe Digiorgio | Football

2004-05

Female - Nicole Schwarz | Tennis
Male - Neil Baumgartner | Football

2003-04

Female - Amanda Gallier | Track and Field
Male - Glenn Martinez | Football

2002-03

Female - Nicole Sullivan | Track and Field
Male - Scott Corby | Baseball

2001-02

Female - Nicole Sullivan | Track and Field
Male - Justin Garcia | Baseball

2000-01

Female - Nicole Sullivan | Track and Field
Male - Paul Markel | Track and Field

1999-00

Female - Mindy Ramsey | Track
Male - Paul Markel | Track

1998-99

Female - Jenny Rommel | Basketball
Male - Brian Waliczek | Bowling

1997-98

Female - Amy Rembisz | Track ad Field
Male - Timothy Neelands | Football

1996-97

Female - Angie Sneider | Track and Feld
Male - Charles Davis | Football

1995-96

Female - Andrea Kieser | Track and Field
Male - John Sullivan | Baseball

1994-95

Female - Andrea Kieser | Track and Field
Male - Daryl Stallworth | Track and Field

1993-94

Female - Melanie Bowen | Track and field
Male - Mike Villano | Baseball

1992-93

Female - Roseann Rutledge | Basketball
Male - Bill Schafer | Football

1991-92

Female - Becky Duda | Cross Country and Track
Male - Bill Vitti | Basketball

1990-91

Female - Susan Breternitz | Track and Field
Male - Todd Graham | Cross Country amd Track

1989-90

Female - Becky Duda | Cross Country and Track
Male - Tom Badour | Track and Field and Football

1988-1989

Female - Julie Bydalek | Softball
Male - Tom Badour | Track and Field