Bloemendaal to be Inducted Into Lees-McRae Hall of Fame
Sept. 29, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's tennis head coach Randy Bloemendaal will be inducted into Lees-McRae College's Hall of Fame this weekend, the school announced. Lees-McRae will induct four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame, Friday October 1 as part of the college's 2010 Homecoming festivities. This year's inductees will be honored at a Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday at the C.D. Chesley Indoor Tennis Courts, which are housed within the Fred I. Dickerson Athletic Complex on the Lees-McRae campus.
Bloemendaal starred on the tennis court for four seasons at Lees-McRae, graduating in 1992 as the program's all-time leader in singles victories (74) as well as doubles victories (89). During his stellar career at LMC, Bloemendaal played at each of the top three singles positions in addition to the top doubles spot. In 1988, he was given the Coach's Award, and was recognized as Lees-McRae's Outstanding Spring Sports Athlete the following year.
Bloemendaal was ranked 46th in NAIA singles in 1991, and was listed as high as 18th in doubles during the 1992 season. He was also ranked 32nd in NJCAA singles in 1989. After a three-year absence from the College, Bloemendaal returned to Banner Elk, N.C., in 1995 as the head men's and women's tennis coach, a post which he held until 2003. During his eight years with the Bobcats, the men's team amassed a 159-36 (.815) mark, while the women were 110-63 (.634).
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