Emily Ritter
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  04/04/2013

Emily Ritter
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Ritter, Smith March Athletes of the Month 

Emily Ritter of the track & field team and Tyler Smith of the baseball team are the Rider University Athletes of the Month for all competition in March. 

Smith, a senior pitcher from Westmont, NJ (/Haddon Twp.), won three games and earned MAAC Pitcher of the Week honors. 

Ritter, a sophomore from Millsboro, DE (Sussex Tech), began March by earning All-East honors for the indoor mile, and ended March by winning the outdoor 800m at VCU and the 3,000m at Lafayette.

Ritter broke the Rider indoor mile record by seven seconds (4:50.1) and qualified for the outdoor ECAC Championships in the 3K (9:59.74). 

Smith defeated Radford, St. Bonaventure and Fairfield in March, and was the Pitcher of the Week when he lost to the sixth ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Smith struck out eight SC batters in front of 7,000 fans in Columbia, holding SC to just one earned run in the 2-0 loss. 

Smith currently leads the MAAC in earned run average (1.29) and has four wins as the number one starter. 

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