From University of Rochester Athletics
First team All-UAA, first team All-Region, UAA Player of the Year, and now third Team All-American. Senior Ryan Clamage of the University of Rochester men's basketball team was awarded National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American accolades on Thursday as announced by the NABC.
Clamage becomes the 11th player in Rochester men's basketball history to earn All-American honors, while earning the 15th overall honor among those men. He is the first All-American in two seasons, with the last being Sam Borst-Smith following the 2016-17 campaign. All-Americans are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division III, and the student-athletes selected represent the most outstanding basketball players across America.
This week has been an awards flurry for Clamage. On Monday, the Lake Forest, Illinois native was a D3hoops.com All-East Region 1st team honoree. Tuesday it was announced that Clamage was picked as one of 20 Division III players to participate in the Reese's NABC Division III All-Star Game at the Final Four this weekend. Wednesday's honor was 1st Team All-Region selection by the NABC, before today's All-American announcement.
In 2018-19, Clamage set career-highs in nearly every statistical category, including points, rebounds, assists, minutes, field goals, shooting percentage and steals. He scored 16.0 points per game and had 6.7 rebounds per game, both leading the Yellowjackets. On senior day against Washington University, Clamage scored his 1,000th career point, becoming the 30th member of the 1,000 point club at Rochester.
The senior was second overall in the UAA in total points, finished 7th in points per game, and wound up in the top-10 in the conference in 13 other categories, including field goals made, free throws made, games started and defensive rebounds, all of which were top-5. In UAA contests, Clamage was 1st in the league in scoring (18.5 ppg), 2nd in field goals (95) and third in free throws (52).
Clamage, a co-captain this season, helped lead Rochester to a 21-6 overall record and runner-up finish in the UAA with a 10-4 mark in the conference. UR qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament and earned hosting rights for a first round regional. The Yellowjackets defeated Farmingdale State 85-68 in the opening round before falling to #7 ranked Amherst in the second round.