Berkeley College Women's Basketball Player Ayana Ratliff Voted Player of the Year by Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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Berkeley College Women’s Basketball player Ayana Ratliff of Brooklyn, NY, earned the league’s top recognition when the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) voted her as the 2017-2018 Player of the Year on February 18, 2018.


“Ayana isn’t just a tremendous offensive player, she is also an incredible defensive presence as well,” said Alex Kuchar, Head Coach, Berkeley College Women’s Basketball team. “Her versatility was invaluable for us during the 2017-2018 season. She exemplified heart, grit and passion on the court, and the energy she brought with her to the court every game was unwavering.”


A four-time HVIAC Player of the Week, Ms. Ratliff scored double figures in all 21 of the Knights’ games this season. She led the conference in scoring, netting 27.4 points each game, and posting three games of 30 points or more against league opponents. Ms. Ratliff was second in the HVIAC in total steals with 83. On the national front, in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, Ms. Ratliff led in scoring and placed fifth on the total steals list. The Knights finalized their 2017-2018 campaign with a record of 9-12.


Ms. Ratliff is earning her AAS in Business Administration – Management at Berkeley College. She is a graduate of Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, NY.


Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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