2017 - 2018 KANSAS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CENTRAL PLAINS HS
“Emily Ryan is the best player we’ve played against this season, and probably the best player we’ll see for the remainder of her high school career. She can score off the bounce, off the pass, in transition and from the free throw line … anytime the ball is in her hands, the chances of her scoring are pretty good. Defensively she’s equally as impressive, and she’s also a great competitor and great teammate.”
Ellinwood High Head Coach
The 5-foot-10 sophomore guard led the Oilers to a 26-0 record and the Class 2A state championship this past season. Ryan averaged 34.5 points, 6.8 assists, 6.0 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game. Most Outstanding Player in the Class 2A state tournament, she is a First Team All-State honoree and was named the Sports in Kansas Class 2A Player of the Year as a freshman.
Ryan has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her junior year of high school this fall.
Also a tennis and track standout, Ryan has volunteered locally on behalf of food donation drives, community clean-up initiatives and youth sports programs.