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May 31, 2012
Renda named third-team TPX All-American
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California junior second baseman Tony Renda added to his haul of postseason awards, as last year's Pac-10 Player of the Year and a three-time first-team all-conference selection has been named a 2012 third-team TPX All-American, it was announced today (May 31) by Collegiate Baseball.
This year, Renda batted .342 with 16 doubles, five home runs and 27 RBI. He also led the Bears with 16 stolen bases (second in the Pac-12), including stealing third base three times, and his 75 hits are currently sixth in the Pac-12. Renda had 23 multiple hit games this season and had gotten at least one hit in 44 of 54 games played. His 244 career hits are sixth on the school's all-time career hit list, and the five other players with more career hits utilized all four years of their college eligibility.
Renda is also tied with program luminary Lance Blankenship (1983-86) for fourth on the school's all-time career doubles list with 51 doubles, and he currently has a .348 career batting average with the Bears.
As a freshman, Renda batted .373 and was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and a member of the Norman, Okla. NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. As a sophomore, he hit .332 and was named to the Houston NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. Renda is the 41st All-America selection in school history and he joins Xavier Nady (1998-00) and Josh Satin (2005-08) as the only Bears to be both a Freshman All-American and an outright All-American in their Cal careers.