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11 Gritt Ryder
2011-12: Captured Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year award, starting 34 of 35 games for Seawolf team that went 30-5, reached NCAA Div. II Elite Eight and swept GNAC regular-season and tournament crowns … ranked 8th in GNAC with 3.3 assists per game and 4th in assist-turnover ratio at 1.7-to-1 … helped Seawolves lead NCAA Div. II team stats in scoring margin (+21.9), along with ranks of 4th in assists per game (17.8), 4th in FG% (.458), 5th in FG% defense (.331) and 8th in scoring offense (76.9), while ranking 40th individually in asst-TO ratio … broke UAA freshman record for games started, along with other rookie marks of 2nd in FT% (.821), 2nd in assists (114) and 4th in 3FGs made (27) … became first Seawolf freshman since 2005-06 to score 20 points in a game, hitting that mark on 8-of-10 shooting (4-4 3FG) in comeback home victory over Simon Fraser … scored double figures seven times and dished five-plus assists on 11 occasions … approached triple-double territory with 8 points (3-5 FG), 10 assists and 7 rebounds in home win over Alaska Fairbanks … averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in pair of GNAC Tournament wins over SFU and Western Washington … other top outings included 8 points (4-4 FT) and 3 assists in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round win over No. 13 Grand Canyon; 14 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-5 FT), 8 assists and 3 steals in home win over Academy of Art; 14 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-4 FT) in neutral-court win over NAIA power St. Xavier; and 8 points (4-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 turnover in road win over Saint Martin’s … took home Most Improved Player award at team banquet in April.

BEFORE UAA:
Represented country three straight years on age-group Danish National teams … averaged 16.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.3 steals and shot 79 percent from free-throw line at 2010 European Under-18 Championships … ranked 4th in tourney in scoring and 5th in FT%, posting top game of 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina … averaged 7.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.4 apg and 1.5 spg in eight games at 2008 European U-16 Championships, shooting the 4th-best FT% (.800) in tourney … earned MVP honors for Hoersholm 79ers in 2010-11, averaging 10.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 2.1 spg in 2010-11 … 79ers finished 13-8 and were runners-up in both the Dame Ligaen regular season and playoffs … led previous years’ 79ers teams to two junior national titles.

PERSONAL: Born Gritt L. Ryder on Sept. 11, 1992 in Hoersholm, Denmark … daughter of Karen Ryder and Claus Hansen … major is undeclared.

Career Highs
Points: 20 vs Simon Fraser, 2/11/12
Rebounds: 7 vs Alaska Fairbanks, 2/25/12
Assists: 11 vs Alaska Fairbanks, 2/25/12
Blocks: 1, five times
Steals: 4 at Saint Martin’s, 2/16/12

Career Statistics
Year     GP-GS  Min/Avg   FG-FGA  Pct 3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  OR-DR-Reb/Avg  PF-D   A  TO  B   S  Pts/Avg
2011-12  35-34  796/22.7  63-160 .394  27-87  .310  46–56  .821  20-80-100/2.9  65-2 114  69  5  40  199/5.7


Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Club: Horsholm 79ers
Experience: High School
Gritt Photos:
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Twenty-one of UAA's 25 Spring 2016 graduates were on hand for Sunday's commencement ceremonies at the Alaska Airlines Center.
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