Ramon Santiago
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  01/07/2013

Ramon Santiago
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Rider Athletes of Month for December
Chambers (WBB), Santiago (WRESTLING)

LAWRENCEVILLE--Sironda Chambers of the women's basketball team and Ramon Santiago of the wrestling team were named the Rider University Athletes of the Month for all competition in the month of December.

Santiago, a junior from Sayreville, NJ, placed eighth at the prestigious Midlands Championships, the first Bronc to place at Midlands since 2008.

Santiago won five matches in December and is currently ranked 16th in the nation in his 165 pound weight class and is the top ranked wrestler in the CAA in his weight class.

Chambers, a senior from Wilmington, Delaware, averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game in December, while shooting 53 percent from three-point range and 88 percent from the foul line.

Chambers was named the MAAC Player of the Week the first week of the December and the CollegeSportsMadness.com Player of the Week the third week.

At the Brown University tournament Chambers was named to the All-tournament team, leading Rider to the Title Game.

Chambers currently leads the MAAC in free throw percentage, is second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage and is third in the conference in scoring.

Santiago owns a record of 17-5 on the season, 5-1 in dual meets.

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