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UWSP: Ryf named WIAC Athlete of the Week

UWSP Mens Basketball Player Austin Ryf, photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department.
UWSP Mens Basketball Player Austin Ryf, photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department.

MADISON, WI  (UWSP)  -  UW-Stevens Point sophomore guard  Austin Ryf  (Winneconne, WI/Winneconne) has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball Athlete of the Week for his efforts in leading the Pointers to a 2-0 week last week and a perfect 9-0 record overall.

Ryf was the catalyst for UW-Stevens Point as he led the Pointers to a 2-0 record on the week. In a road victory at No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater, Ryf led the Pointers with 18 points, including 3-for-5 from behind the arc (60 percent), as well as three rebounds and two assists. He also tallied a team-high three steals in the win. On Dec. 15, in a home win against Edgewood College (Wis.), Ryf shot 50 percent from the field (4-for-8) as well as 50 percent from behind the arc (1-for-2). He also recorded a team-high five assists to go along with two rebounds and one steal. On the week, he averaged 13.5 points per game, while shooting 4-for-7 from behind the three-point arc (57 percent), and averaged 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and two steals.

Ryf and the undefeated Pointers, now ranked No. 5 in the D3hoops.com weekly poll, travel to No. 4 St. Thomas on Friday, Dec. 21 in a match-up of undefeated and ranked teams.

The following link will take you to UW Stevens Point's web page:  Ryf named WIAC Athlete of the Week