The duo has led a resurgent season for the Cougars, who finished fifth in the regular season league standings and currently own a record of 18-13. Both, Medendorp and Marandet, were named Third Team All-League while Marandet was also awarded a spot on the All-Freshman Team.
Over the past three years, Medendorp has blossomed into one of the best big men in the league and posted his finest season yet. The 6-foot-8 forward leads the team in scoring average a career-best 14.4 points per game while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field, which ranks second in the conference and 22nd in the NAIA. Medendorp has really turned it on down the stretch scoring at least 20 points in five of his last seven games.
Medendorp has also been an integral part of SAU's nationally ranked defense. He not only ranks at the top of the league with 58 blocks (1.9 per game), but also ranks 10th in the country.
On February 11, Medendorp posted a 14 point effort against Grace College to surpass 1,000 points for his career – becoming the 44th player in program history to accomplish the feat.
Marandet wasted little time making his presence felt on the court for the Cougars. During his rookie campaign, the six-foot point guard has started 28 games and is one of three SAU players averaging double figures in scoring with 12.6 points per game. He has also emerged as one of the most accurate three-point shooters in the league, knocking down 45 percent (34-for-75) of his shots from long range.
The Cougars' floor general has shown tremendous poise all season long. He currently ranks fifth in the conference in assists, dishing out 142 this season (4.6 per game), while also sitting among the leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio.
Spring Arbor (18-13, 9-9 CL) will travel to Mishawaka, Indiana to take on No. 3 Bethel (27-4, 16-2 CL) in the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals on Saturday.