Owls' Rendon named National Player of the Year

June 17, 2010 3:35:50 AM PDT
There was a big honor over at Rice for Owls third baseman Anthony Rendon. On Wednesday, he was named the College Player of the Year by Baseball America magazine. This season, Anthony hit .394 at Rice with 26 homers and 85 runs batted in.

Rendon and former big leaguer Robin Ventura are the only players named Freshman Player of the Year and then gone on to be National Player of the Year their sophomore year.