Bakersfield, CA – Renegade women's basketball player Octavia Croney has signed to continue her academic and playing career for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles.
Croney, a sophomore guard this last season and local Highland HS product, appeared in 24 games for head coach Paula Dahl. She ended the season averaging 16.4 points/game and 6.0 rebounds/game. She notched more than 20 points in ten different contests with her highest scoring effort coming against Taft College when she scored 27.
"Octavia was a major impact player for us over the past two years", said Coach Dahl. "Her fearless nature on the court her sophomore year was so fun to watch. At the sophomore showcase I remember Cheryl Miller looking at me and saying very excitedly – 'You think I can get her?' Cheryl is a basketball icon and an incredible person and Octavia is a BC icon and one of the finest human beings I've ever coached. I am so excited for them to work together and for Octavia to continue her education with one of, if not the most respected woman in the game."
Cal State LA is an NCAA D-II program that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
There have now been a total of 36 Renegade student-athletes from the 2017-18 year that will be playing at various four-year schools throughout the country this coming season.