AMANDA LEE, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Freshman women's basketball standout Amanda Lee has been named the 2018-19 Rio Hondo College Female Athlete of the Year after her impressive debut season for the Roadrunners.
Lee, out of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, played a key role in the success of the Roadunners basketball squad that compiled a 16-15 overall record and earned a spot in the Southern California Reginal Playoffs.
"Amanda played an integral role with turning our basketball program around," said Rio Hondo women's basketball head coach Rene Herrera. "She is a true student athlete, one who maintained a 4.0 GPA in the fall semester and prioritized school and basketball. She was one of our leaders on the court and contributed in every game with her high basketball IQ, scoring mentality, and playmaking ability."
She was a first-team All-South Coast Conference North Division selection at guard after averaging 16.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Both marks ranked third in the division.
Lee was named the Mt. SAC Tip Off Classic Most Valuable Player after leading the Roadrunners to the tournament championship. Rio Hondo set the tone for the season as it upset then No. 1 state-ranked Mt. San Antonio College on the Mounties' home court in the final in the season-opening tourney.