February 04, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Andrina Rendon of Hope International (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Rendon was selected based on her performances from Jan. 27-Feb. 2 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Rendon, a native of Carson, Calif., recorded her 11th and 12th double-doubles of the season last week. In the Royals’ 82-70 win over Biola (Calif.) on Jan. 28, Rendon scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. On Feb. 2 in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Game of the Week against No. 1 Vanguard (Calif.), Rendon scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. She also recorded a game-high 14 rebounds in the Royals’ 88-71 loss. For the week, Rendon shot .439 from 3-point range (6-for-14) and .762 from the charity stripe (16-of-21), while averaging 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game.
Since the dawn of 2014, Rendon has notched eight-straight double-double performances, while leading the Royals to a 6-2 record and their highest ranking, No. 17, since the 1999-2000 season. She leads the team in points per game (21.55), rebounds per game (11.00), steals (44) and is second in assists (57) and blocks (12). Nationally, Rendon ranks among the top 15 in defensive rebounds per game (2nd, 8.60), points per game (4th, 21.55), total scoring (7th, 431), total rebounds per game (8th, 11.00) and total rebounds (14th, 220). She has registered 12 double-doubles on the year, good for sixth in NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball.
For a complete list of the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week will be announced on Feb. 11. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Jasmine Troup, Jarvis Christian (Texas); Chasity Kearney, Tougaloo (Miss.); Tanis Fuller, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Allison Swanson, Evangel (Mo.); Katie Vandyke, Bethel (Tenn.); Heather English, Columbia (Mo.); Brianna Thomas, Rio Grande (Ohio); Elizabeth Evans, West Virginia Tech; Charity Fowler, Oklahoma Baptist.
2013-14 Division I Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 7): Lindsey Abramson, Great Falls (Mont.)
Week 2 (Jan. 14): Brianna Thomas, Rio Grande (Ohio)
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Jalissa Council, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 4 (Jan. 28): Chasity Kearney, Tougaloo (Miss.)
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Andrina Rendon, Hope International (Calif.)