Albany, NY— The Sage Colleges' department of athletics will be represented by a pair of student-athletes at the 2019 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, June 6-9 at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sage's senior men's soccer captain Ryan Fairweather (Middletown, NY/Minisink Valley) and junior men's golf and tennis team member, Tyler Schnaible (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa) were both selected and will attend the forum.
One of leadership development's marquee student-athlete centered events, the Career in Sports Forum, will be June 6-9 at the NCAA national office. The program brings together over 200 student-athletes to learn about the sports industry and explore potential career paths and opportunities. By exposing attendees to a wide assortment of speakers and professionals within athletics, these individuals will walk away from the program with a refined understanding of best practices for breaking into the sports industry, a self-awareness of their workplace behavioral style and strategies to thrive using this profile, and a renewed outlook on desired positions and organizations. Additionally, the forum will provide extensive opportunities for student-athletes to build connections both within and outside intercollegiate athletics through networking sessions, panel and speaker engagement, and interactions among the participants.
Fairweather, who just graduated from Sage last month, was also saluted at the annual department of athletic banquet as the 2018-2019 Dean Robinson Senior Male Scholar-Athlete for his accomplishments in the classroom. A four-year letterwinner in men's soccer and a two-time team captain, he earned Empire 8 Second Team All-Star status in 2017 as a defender. As a sophomore, he earned the Gators' award as the team's 2016 Defensive Player of the Year. In the classroom, he excelled as a business administration with a concentration on sports marketing. He earned multiple Dean's List citations as well as six selections to the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team as well as back to back spots on the 2015 and 2016 Skyline Conference Scholar-Athlete Team. Last year, he was also cited as a member of the Empire 8 Presidents' List as well and is also a nominee for the award again this spring after adding a perfect 4.0 grade point average this past spring. Fairweather is a member the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society and was a finalist in the NYS Business Plan Competition. Throughout his career, he was extremely active with Sage's SAAC and a regular volunteer in numerous community service projects, especially the Chompers' Reading program. He was recognized nationally for his work with the program as the Second and Seven Foundation's Student-Athlete of the Week for his contributions to the Chompers' Reading Program.
Schnaible, who is a two-sport student-athlete at Sage having competed this past year as a member of the men's golf and men's tennis teams. As a freshman at Sage, he was a three-sport performer having played as a member of the 2016-2017 men's golf, volleyball, and tennis teams. As a sophomore, he was named to the Empire 8 Sportsmanship Team in both men's golf and men's volleyball on the 2017-2018 year. He also served as team captain of the 2017 and 2018 Sage Men's Golf Teams. He is also very involved on campus as a SAAC member.
As a member of the 2019 men's tennis team, Schnaible went 5-5 this year at No. 2 singles and set the program's mark for most singles wins in a season, while also boasting the career singles wins mark as well with his 8 wins and is now 8-10 at Sage.
As a sophomore, he was chosen to attend the 2017 NCAA Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. He is a physical education major at Sage as well as a Dean's List student and has earned multiple selections to the Sage Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and the Empire 8 Presidents' List.
Both Fairweather and Schnaible were also inducted into Sage's Athletic Honor Society at the 2018-2019 Sage Athletic Department banquet.