Athletes of the Year Archives
Alex Fernander earned Barry University Female Athlete-of-the-Year. She led the Buccaneers in this season to the Sunshine State Conference semifinals for the second straight year. Fernander was the Bucs' leading scorer and rebounder averaging 12.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Her 10.5 rebounds per game average also led the conference and ranked 17th in NCAA Division II. She was selected as a First-Team All-SSC and a WBCA All-Region selection for the first time in her career. She also helped anchor the Buccaneer defense which ranked second nationally in field-goal percentage defense and fourth in scoring defense.
Ryan Saunders, men's basketball, was named Male Athlete-of-the-Year. The Bucs' court general for the past four years, Saunders has led the Buccaneers to two 23-win seasons in 2005 and 2007, both years in which Barry received an NCAA tournament bid. This season he earned First-Team All-SSC for the first time. During his four-year career at Barry, he set school records with 120 games, all starts, and 578 career assists. As the Bucs' point guard, he also guided the Buccaneers to a .767 winning percentage during his tenure.