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Renae Hofmann- Athlete
Renae Hofmann came to Ventura College from Buena High School where she was already an accomplished basketball player. As a senior for the Bulldogs, she earned 1st Team All-CIF, 1st Team VCBCA All-County and 1st Team Ventura County Star honors, while earning M.V.P. recognition in the Channel League. She was also named to the L.A. Times All-Ventura County team and named the school's outstanding senior girl athlete. Her Hall of Fame resume only grew during the next two years of her playing career as a Pirate.
As a freshman, Renae led the team to a 32-4 record, to the Western State Conference Championship and to a state championship runner-up. She also led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (3.0apg), and steals (3.3spg), while connecting on 39% of her 3-point field goal attempts (81-206). She was the Western State Conference M.V.P. and a 1st Team All-State selection. Renae was also named to the All-State Tournament team.
Under Renae's leadership and during her sophomore season, the Lady Pirates completed the most successful season in state basketball history, men or women, by posing a perfect 38-0 record. The team completed the double of winning both the conference and state championship and held teams to a record 44.1 points per game average. Renae was rewarded with the Western State Conference M.V.P. award for the second consecutive season and was named the state's Co-Player of the Year by the state coaches association. She scored 13.3 points per game (2nd on the team) and led the team in assists (3.7 apg), steals (2.8 spg), charges taken (7), while shooting 79% from the free throw line (48-61). She also shot 41% from behind the 3-point arc (84-202). Renae capped her career with a 26 point, 5 assist performance in V.C.'s 71-68 state championship game victory over Shasta College, earning her the state tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
During her two years, Renae led the Pirates to a 70-4 record, including a perfect 22-0 WSC mark and a 9-1 post season record. She led V.C. to two WSC titles and to a state runner-up finish in 1999 and the California State Women's Basketball Championship in 2000. She was twice the WSC Most Valuable Player, twice 1st Team All-State and twice named to the All-State Tournament team.
To this day, Renae Hofmann holds the school record for 3-point baskets in a single season (84 in 2000) and is also 4th on the single season list, connecting 81 times in 1999. She is also 5th on the single season 3-point percentage charts (41.6%), 6th in scoring with 1,014 points, 10th in assists with 246, 7th in free throw percentage (72.5%), 1st in career 3-pointers (165) and 4th in career 3-point percentage (40.4%).
Renae transferred to the University of San Francisco where she played for the Lady Dons for two seasons. She is a graduate of USF and is currently an officer with the San Francisco Police Department.