Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' department of athletics gathered to recognize and honor the outstanding performances of the 2018-2019 year with the naming of the athletic award winners for the 17 varsity athletic teams. In addition to awarding the Gator Award, for the Most Outstanding Player, the department also named the 2018-2019 Female and Male Rookies of the Year as well as the 2018-2019 Female and Male Athletes of the Year. Sage also selected the Dean Sharon Robinson Senior Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, which is given to the senior student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average, as well as the Aggie Stillman Perseverance Award.
Selected as the Gator of the Year in men's golf for the second straight year was Blake Pritchard (Malone, NY/Franklin Academy), now a sophomore.
Head Men's Golf Coach Kevin Cain said of Pritchard, "Blake was a consistent scorer for us throughout the year and finished the season once again with our lowest scoring average." Cain continued, "Over the year, he had a number of impressive rounds and highlights that have helped the team continue to make significant strides along the way."
On the 2018-2019 season, Pritchard was the Gators' top finisher at nearly every single meet this season. At the fall Empire 8 Championship, he posted a tie for 23rd place. He also led the team as they beat the College of Mt. St. Vincent after shooting a round of 79 and finishing as the medalist. He added a two-day total of 169 (85-84) to finish in 27th at the 2019 Empire 8 Spring Championship at Hershey Country Club.