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Megan Flynn named to Capital District Sports Women of the Year 2020 Class

SCHENECTADY, NY – 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.

Megan, a native of Hoosick Falls, NY 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 on Monday, April 13 at and at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) 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,

Megan’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, Megan 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, Megan achieved a 3.99 grade point average as an undergraduate, while currently boasting a 4.0 as a graduate student.

On the court, Megan earned numerous honors in her final season. She was selected to the 2019-2020 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. Megan 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.

Megan’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.

CDSWOY will announce the final student-athlete on April 7.


“I have known Megan for the last four years in a variety of roles at Sage as a SAAC member, women’s basketball team member and student-athlete. In her role as a team member, she always maintains a team first mentality, doing what she could to assure that the team accomplished their goals while maintaining top notch academic work. Megan has always portrayed herself as responsible, dependable, and punctual, with a top-notch work ethic! She is a focused individual with specific career objectives and the determination to ‘finish what she starts,’ as she recently completed her bachelor’s degree a semester early.”

— Sandy Augstein-Collins, Director of Athletics

“Megan has been an unwavering leader of our women’s basketball program since she stepped onto campus. Her ability to push herself while leading her teammates to match her drive for excellence is unparalleled. She also leads by example in the classroom and in the community. Her character and humility radiate through everything she accomplishes. Megan has implanted herself into various activities and leadership roles around The Sage College campus and in the Greater Albany area. Wherever she finds a cause, her passion ignites into genuinely wanting to help and immediately takes action to become involved in any way she is able. When choosing a student-athlete that best represents what a Division III student-athlete stands for, I look no further than Megan.”

— Allison Coleman, Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director

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