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Big Bend's Brendan Westendorf named Baden NWAACC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Year

Brendan Westendorf
Brendan Westendorf
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The NWAACC is pleased to announce that Brendan Westendorf has been named the 2014 Baden NWAACC Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Year by the league coaches.

Eastern Region MVP Westendorf led the league in ppg with 29.5 and tallied the league's season high of 55 points.

Westendorf also turned in 1.9 steals per game (59 total) which was 15th best in the league, 4.39 assists per game - good for 10th best and had a field goal percentage of 53% which was 20th.

The talented guard also registered the most rebounds for Big Bend and his 8.58 boards per game placed him in the top ten in the NWAACC.

Westendorf’s numbers didn’t fade against tough competition during the NWAACC Championship tournament where he scored 25.3ppg, averaged 6.3 assists, secured 8.3 rebounds, and had 2 steals per game.

The Kent, Washington native also had a stellar freshman season in 2013 where he finished third in the league in scoring & assists and 9th in steals. His total point production of 1625 ranks him as the top scorer in Big Bend Community College history.

BBCC head coach Mark Poth was equally impressed with Westendorf’s character, “Brendan has done everything that has been ask of him as a student-athlete and is on track to graduate this year with his Associate Degree. Brendan is also a high character individual and is very well liked and respected.”

Westendorf is currently undecided on his prospects for the 2014-15 season but is entertaining several offers.

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