Ryan Clamage Named UAA Men's Player of the Year; Wittig & Lundstrom Honored, Too

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ROCHESTER, NY - The men's basketball coaches in the University Athletic Association have selected senior guard Ryan Clamage of the University of Rochester as the 2018-19 Men's Player of the Year.
 
Clamage (Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest Academy) is one of three Rochester seniors honored by the UAA. In addition to his Player of the Year accolade, he was named First Team All-UAA. Senior guard Jacob Wittig (Manlius, NY/Fayettevile-Manlius) was named First Team All-UAA. Senior forward Andrew Lundstrom (St. David's PA/Radnor Hill School) was accorded Honorable Mention All-UAA honors.
 
This is the second consecutive First Team All-UAA honor for Clamage. Wittig was named Second Team All-UAA last year and Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2016-17. It is Lundstrom's first All-UAA honor.
 
Rochester finished the regular season at 20-5. The Yellowjackets were 10-4 in the University Athletic Association, one game behind Emory University (20-5, 11-3).
 
Clamage is the sixth Rochester men's player to earn UAA Player of the Year honors. Those six men account for nine honors: Chris Fite (1990-91, 1991-92), Jamar Milsap (1996-97), Seth Hauben (2003-04, 2004-05), John DiBartolomeo (2010-11, 2012-13), Sam Borst-Smith (2016-17).
 
Each time a Rochester player has been named UAA Player of the Year, the Yellowjackets have competed in the NCAA Division III playoffs. This continues that tradition. Rochester is hosting a four-team pod this weekend. On Friday, seventh-ranked Amherst College will take on Rosemont College at 5:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, Rochester meets Farmingdale State College. Winners play at 7 pm Friday for the right to advance to the Sweet 16.
 
Clamage led Rochester in scoring (16.2 ppg.) and rebounding (6.6 rpg.). He is second in assists (79) and steals (30). On January 18, he scored a career high 41 points in a 78-70 victory over Carnegie Mellon in the Louis Alexander Palestra. He led the UAA in scoring in conference games (18.2 ppg.).
 
On February 10, he scored 23 points in a 78-48 victory over Washington-St. Louis in the Palestra. His last basket of the game was his 1,000th career point. He became the 30th Rochester player in 118 years to score 1,000 or more points. Through the end of the regular season, he had 1,055 points, 25th all-time.
 
Wittig also reached the 1,000-point career mark. He scored 10 points against Emory in his last game to hit the number exactly. He is 31st in career scoring. For the season, he averaged 106 ppg. He led Rochester in assists (116) and steals (37). He scored in double figures 16 times in 25 games. He is ranked 27th (out of 200) in Division III in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.64) and 67th (out of 200) in assists per game (4.6).  In 102 games played (all starts), he has accumulated 445 assists (tied for sixth place all-time) and 131 steals (ninth all-time). One week ago, he was named First Team Academic All-District III by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
 
Lundstrom finished the regular season third in overall scoring (9.4 ppg.). He accumulated 112 rebounds (second) had 46 assists, 15 blocked shots, and 14 steals. He is one of seven players to sink more than 10 three-pointers this year (12). He hit double figures 11 times in 25 games with a career high of 23 points (and 10 rebounds) in a 63-57 victory over the University of Chicago at the Palestra on February 8.