SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jen Ventura and Rachel Cain have both decided to take their talents to California State University San Bernardino to continue their education and play basketball.
Jen Ventura, a guard out of El Dorado High School, averaged 8.7 points while shooting 30.8 percent from three-point range and 77 percent from the free throw line during the 2016- 17 season. She has become the fourth Don from the 2016-17 Women's Basketball team to earn a scholarship to a four-year institution.
Rachel Cain has made her way to Cal State San Bernardino after averaging 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during the 2015-16 season. Cain also shot 76.2 percent from the free throw line and 30.8 percent from three.
"Our SAC Squad is so proud of Rachel and Jen and all of their accomplishments. Both of these young ladies have worked extremely hard on and off the court to get where they are and now have the opportunity to play at the next level. They were instrumental in helping us create a winning culture here at SAC", Santa Ana Head Coach Flo Luppani said. "CSUSB is getting two outstanding players, but even better teammates, people and leaders. Jen and Rachel left SAC better than when they came and they will do the same for the Coyote program."
CSUSB is a NCAA Division II school that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. In the 2016-17 season, the Coyotes Women's Basketball team were 15-10 overall and 12-8 in conference play.