April 15, 2010

Pendleton Named To VASID All-State Second Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Senior guard Bryce Pendleton continues to have a senior year to remember as he has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors 2010 All-State Second Team. Pendleton was one of the key factors that pushed SVU basketball to one of its most successful seasons in program history. The Knights went 16-9, and just came up short in the USCAA National Title game to Talladega College.

Pendleton helped the team to key victories over strong competition, including a win over then undefeated Eastern Mennonite. The win has even greater meaning for the program with EMU going on to finish 4th nationally in NCAA D.III.

Pendleton had a strong season in which he shot 42% from the field, and was 37% from 3-point range. He totaled 382 points, and was one of the leading scorers for the team, averaging 15.3ppg.

This is not the first award for Pendleton, as he has already been named a USCAA All-American for his season, and then added an Academic All-American award, and a USCAA Tournament First Team Member award to his list of accomplishments.

The all-state award is put together by the sports information directors at the universities and colleges in the state of Virginia. The players are nominated and voted on by the SID's of the schools. Pendleton's award is the second such award for the basketball program, as Bryce's brother, Chris, was named to the second team in 2008.