Fullerton, CA- Senior Andrina Rendon has been named an All-American by both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) as announced by both national offices within the last two days. Rendon was named to NCCAA First Team All-American and to the NAIA Second Team All-American. Junior Brittany Bauman earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors.
Rendon, from Carson, CA, wrapped up her collegiate career by averaging 21.9 points (4th NAIA/ 2nd NCCAA) and 10.5 rebounds (17th NAIA/ 6th NCCAA). Her double-double average is consistent with her recording 20 double-doubles (including nine straight at one point) in the 33 games played by Hope International in the 2013-14 season. While arguably her best game of the season was her 34 point and 17 rebound performance against Menlo, she made her biggest national impact when she scored 22 points and grabbed a career high 20 rebounds in the GSAC Tournament Championship game carried live on a pair of FOX Sports affiliates.
As for her two year career averages of 20.5 points and 10.1 rebounds, those are the highest career marks since the Royals joined the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) in 1999-00. Rendon's career 1,251 points and 616 rebounds placed her third and second respectively on the HIU career charts in that same time frame.
A few weeks ago, Rendon was named the NCCAA West Region Player of the Year. Last year, Rendon earned All-American Honorable Mention honors in both the NAIA and NCCAA.
Bauman, from Orange, CA, finished the season averaging 15.8 points per contest- second on the Hope International squad and sixth in the GSAC. Her season high of 31 points came against San Diego Christian back in February. In 28 of the 33 HIU contests, Bauman scored 10 points or more.
As for Bauman's career total of 1,380 points that ranks her second all-time since Hope International joined the GSAC in 1999-00. Her 190 made three pointers also ranks second in the last 15 years.
Head Coach Bill Crammer, who was named the NCCAA West Region Coach of the Year a few weeks back, stated' "I am very proud of both Andrina's and Brittany's accomplishments this year on the basketball court. The awards that they received are well deserved and represent countless hours of dedication and sacrifice. Both girls are great examples of the kind of athletes that you will find at Hope International University. Character, commitment, and integrity are just a few words that I would use to describe both Andrina and Brittany. I have been blessed to be their coach this year. Congratulations girls on your awards!"
With Rendon and Bauman leading the way, Hope International Women's Basketball reached new heights this season. Last week, the women played in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament- the first ever appearance for the HIU women. The week before that they won the GSAC Tournament Championship- the first ever GSAC Championship for any HIU sport. The 23 wins the women earned on the season represents the single season all-time HIU Women's Basketball high since the program's inception in 1974-75.