Ryan Derham
Ryan Derham
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Anselmo, Calif.
High School: Sir Francis Drake

2013 (Fall): Went a perfect 3-0 in singles, with all three victories coming in straight sets … defeated McDaniel (Oct. 4) and Penn St. Harrisburg (Oct. 8) from the No. 5 position, and added a win over Waynesburg from the No. 6 spot … also competed in seven doubles matches with partner Hanora Barron … closed out the fall with two straight victories, winning in the consolation round of the Goucher Invitational on Sept. 29 and then posting an 8-1 victory over Waynesburg from the No. 3 position.

2012-13: Appeared in a total of two matches for the Gophers … played singles and doubles against Salisbury on March 30, and added a second doubles appearance at Scranton on April 21 … went 0-3 in her three matches played.

2011-12: Lone appearance of the season came from the No. 5 singles spot against Bryn Athyn on April 1 … blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in that match, helping Goucher complete a 9-0 team victory overall.

2010-11: Played in three singles matches during the fall of her freshman season, going 1-2 overall … defeated Waynesburg 6-1, 6-0 in her collegiate debut on Sept. 11 … also appeared in matches at Lebanon Valley (Sept. 23) and York (Sept. 29).

Major: Sociology

Personal: Will serve as a team captain in 2013-14.

What you love most about playing a sport at Goucher: I love always having a team to go to for support or for laughs. We work hard on and off the court and it's amazing to have a whole group of people who can share your successes, pick you up when you're down, be there to ring the bell when we win, and go to Gino's for a milkshake when we don't.

What you’re looking forward to this season: I am looking forward to advancing in the conference and working even harder during my last season.

Involvements on campus: I am a co-editor for our student newspaper, the Q, work on campus as a mascot handler, and am in the International Scholars Program.

Study Abroad experience: Bangalore, India

Post-graduation plans: Teaching for The Institute of Reading Development this summer in Baltimore.