Junior center collects Big West statistical championships in two rebounding categories
Aggie alum signs contract with Aguilas de Tunja of the DirecTV Basketball League in Colombia
Numerous television appearances, broken records and impressive debuts highlight 2013-14 campaign
Ryan Sykpens finishes a brilliant career ranked No. 12 all-time in scoring
Check local satellite/cable listings to see if UC Davis spoils UC Irvine's outright league title hopes
2013-14: Ryan Sypkens ended his senior season ranked No. 16 in the NCAA in three-point field goals made (93), No. 19 in three-point field goal attempts (225), No. 20 in three-point field goals per game (3.10) and No. 26 in three-point field goal percentage (.413)... Sypkens also finished No. 1 in the Big West Conference in three-point field goals (3.06) and No. 3 in three-point field goal percentage (.415)...No Big West player scored more threes in a single game than Sypkens when he drained 10 from distance, and set a new school record, vs. Simpson (1/2)... He ends his collegiate career ranked No. 1 all-time in Big West history with 315 three-point field goals made... Sypkens is No. 12 all-time in UC Davis history with 1,275 points scored...He also holds three major three-point records: most three pointers scored in a single game (10), single season (106; 2012-13) and career (315)... Nailed three shots from distance at UC Riverside (3/6) to become the Big West Conference's all-time three-point record holder... On his first attempt from three when the Aggies hosted Long Beach State (2/20), Sypkens scored his 300th career three-point field goal to become the fourth player in the 45-year history of the Big West Conference to reach this milestone... Until the Aggies hosted UC Irvine (2/8) Ryan Sypkens recorded at least one three-point field goal in 40 straight games... Scored a team high 22 points on 6 of 14 shooting, and made 5 of 8 free throws, at UC Santa Barbara (2/1)... Of his four treys, two were hit in the final minutes at Cal Poly (1/30); the last of that pair, canned with 1:48 remaining, gave the Aggies the lead for good... Combined with Corey Hawkins, Sypkens and his teammate recorded 13 of the Aggies' final 14 points scored at Cal Poly to capture a come-from-behind victory... Matched his collective season total (to that point) by blocking three shots vs. UC Riverside (1/16), tying his career high... Ended with 21 points at Long Beach State (1/11), his third 20-plus point game of the year... Set a new single-game school record by sinking 10 three-point field goals vs. Simpson (1/2); previous mark of eight was held by six different players, including Sypkens himself and teammates Corey Hawkins and Tyler Les... Also set three new career highs in scoring, field goals and three-point field goals in the same game... Scored his 1,000th career point at the 18:28 mark of the second half in this year's Causeway Cup game vs. Sacramento State (11/26).
2012-13: ALL-BIG WEST HONORABLE MENTION... Set four new three-point shooting records: most field goals made in a season (106), career (220), attempts in a single-season (230) and career (521)... Now ranked No. 8 all-time in the Big West Conference with 106 3-point field goals made in a season... Ended the year with a NCAA ranking of No. 2 in three-point field goal percentage (.461), occupying the top spot for numerous weeks, and No. 4 with an average of 3.66 three-point field goals per game...
Also finished No. 1 in the Big West in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals made and No. 13 in scoring (14.1 ppg)... Scored 20 or more points in three games and posted double-digit totals in all but six of his 27 games played... Set two new season highs with his nine field goals made and 25 points vs. Northern Arizona (11/18)... Tied a school record by making eight three-point field goals at Nevada (11/28)... Scored a career-high 28 points, tied another career high with nine field goals and made a season-high four free throws in as many attempts vs. Nicholls State (12/22)... Recorded his only block of the game in the final seconds to help preserve the Aggies' three-point cushion in their 74-71 victory at Cal State Northridge (1/17)... Set a new season high with two steals at Cal Poly (2/9)... With his first shot of the night vs. Hawai'i (2/14), Sypkens set new UC Davis single season and career three-point records... Scored 12 points and recorded six rebounds vs. UC Irvine (3/9).
2011-12: Played just four games, starting each one, before suffering a knee injury... Was sidelined for remainder of season and received medical hardship waiver, preserving his junior year of eligibility in the process... Prior to his injury, Sypkens averaged 14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 2.5 assists... Opened the year with 19 pts against Southern Utah (11/11), 12 vs. Bryant (11/12) and 19 against host San Diego State (11/13) at Basketball Traveler's Tournament... Canned four treys in UC Davis' season opener, hit another four against the Bulldogs and added another five three-point field goals to his overall total when the Aggies faced the Aztecs... Shot .378 from beyond the arc before injury... Had seven boards against Bryant and six at San Diego State... Dished four assists in each game... Averaged 33.0 min in the first four games.
2010-11: Played in all 30 games and was named a starter on 21 occasions, including the final 18 of this season... Started all 16 games against conference opponents... Averaged 9.7 ppg, No. 4 on the team... Drilled a team-high 66 treys, led conference in 3-point percentage (.420) and was No. 6 in threes made per game (2.2)... Finished with a double-digit point total 12 times, ending the year with a career-high 22-point effort against Cal State Northridge (3/3) and Cal State Fullerton (3/5)... Averaged 16.4 ppg during four-game tear near start of league season, draining 14 threes... Included was 5-for-7 effort from beyond the arc at Cal State Northridge (12/30)... Played at least 30 minutes in 10 games... Dished at least five assists in five games, tallying career-high seven at Pacific (2/12)... Blocked three shots at Sacramento State (11/23).
2009-10: ALL-BIG WEST FRESHMAN TEAM... One of four players to appear in all 32 games, starting 21 contests as a true freshman... Averaged 5.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game... Tallied 34 three point field goals, the second highest total on the team... Had seven games in double figures for points... Scored 11 points in his first collegiate game vs. Colorado State on Nov. 13... Set a career high with 16 points at Stanford on Dec. 13, after shooting 6-for-9 from the field and 4-for-5 from behind the arc... Recorded 14 points, shooting 5-for-6 from the field with a 4-for-5 mark from three, in a 66-43 win over UC Riverside (2/28).
FRANKLIN HS '09: Led Delta Valley League with 14.6 ppg as a senior...Team advanced to Sac-Joaquin Section title game in 2009 after two previous trips to the quarterfinals...Had nine games with at least 20 points... Helped lead Wildcats to 24 wins as a senior after back-to-back 21-win seasons... Made 53 three-pointers as a senior... Franklin finished first in the Delta Valley League during his sophomore season and was second is junior year... Named first-team All-DVL as a junior and senior after collecting honorable mention distinction as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born in Folsom, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Son of Rose and Jerry Sypkens... Favorite facility he has played in is Arco Arena (now Sleep Train Arena)... Proudest personal accomplishment is earning a scholarship to UC Davis.
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