October 10, 2018

Sage Mourns Alumnus and Former Member of Men’s Golf Team Shane McGowan

The Sage Colleges today announced that one of the victims of the limousine crash in Schoharie, New York, was a Sage graduate and a former student-athlete. Shane McGowan attended Sage College of Albany and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011. His wife, Erin, also died in the crash.

McGowan was a graduate of Amsterdam High School, where he was a baseball and basketball star. He served as captain of the baseball team and was an MVP.
At Sage, he was a member of the men’s golf team that won several championships. In 2011, the Gators’ team finished as the Skyline Conference runner-up. McGowan was named to the dean’s list in his senior year and was honored as a Sage Scholar-Athlete.

Sage’s Gators athletic teams will hold a moment of silence at home sporting events this week. The men’s golf team will wear black ribbons in McGowan’s honor at a home match on Saturday, Oct. 13.