The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
June 6, 2024

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders stands out as a prime prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft, and it’s no surprise he's the current favorite...

Ryder named MW co-Player of the Year; Nystrom garners All-MW honors

Colorado State guard Gritt Ryder was named the Mountain West Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year along with Fresno State’s Alex Sheedy, the league announced Monday.

Ryder, a senior from Denmark, averaged 10.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.5 rebounds per contest while playing in 17 of the team’s 18 conference games. Ryder also averaged a team-high 33.2 minutes per game and played the entire 40 minutes in two Mountain West games. She is the first player from Colorado State to receive MW Player of the Year since the conference was formed in 1999-2000, and she is the first conference MVP since Rams’ legend Becky Hammon was named WAC Player of the Year in 1999.

Ad

CSU guard Gritt Ryder was named the Mountain West women's basketball player of the week Monday.
CSU guard Gritt Ryder was named the Mountain West Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year Monday.

Ryder, along with sophomore guard Ellen Nystrom, was named to the 10-member All-Mountain West team, while Nystrom was tabbed on the All-Defensive team. Tasked with guarding opponent’s biggest scoring threats, the sophomore held five of the league’s top scores to a combined 24-of-100 from the field (.240). She finished the conference slate ranked in the top 10 in four statistical categories, leading the MW in defensive rebounds (6.8).

New Mexico’s Yvonne Sanchez was awarded Coach of the Year for the Lobos impressive run to close the season in second place. Mimi Mungedi of Nevada won the Defensive Player of the Year honor, Fresno State’s Raven Fox earned the Sixth Player of the Year, Utah State’s Funda Nakkasoglu won Freshman of the Year and Wyoming’s Jordan Kelley was named Newcomer of the Year.

Collegian Sports Editor Keegan Pope can be reached at kpope@collegian.com and on Twitter @ByKeeganPope. 

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *