University of Miami Athletics

Lola Pendande








Almeria, Spain

High School

Ribet Academy

Previous School










Lola Pendande - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors:

  • 2020 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention

Career Notes: Started 107 of 121 games played in her career…Averaged 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds during her four-year collegiate career, while shooting 51.9 percent from the field…Totaled 950 career points and 587 career rebounds…Started all 69 games played as a Hurricane…Tallied 37 career double-digit outings…Recorded four double-doubles in her career.

As a Senior (2022-23): Started all 35 games played…Averaged 8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds, while shooting 50.2 percent from the field…Finished fourth on the team in scoring and rebounding…Led the Hurricanes in total blocks (24)…Reached double-figures on 10 occasions…Poured in a career-high 21 points against NC State (1/19)…Led the team in scoring and rebounding three times in 2022-23.

As a Junior (2021-22): Started all 34 games for the Hurricanes in 2021-22…Paced Miami in rebounding at 4.9 boards per game…Sat second on the Hurricanes in total blocks with 28…The only Hurricane with 20-plus assists, 20-plus blocks and 20-plus steals…Tied her career high with four blocks against Jackson State (11/9) and Boston College (1/23)…Ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 7.0 points per game…Totaled nine double-digit outings…Totaled a season-best 16 points at Clemson (1/13)…Recorded a double-double against Robert Morris with 10 points and a career-best 15 rebounds…Scored in 31 of 34 games played…Posted a rebound in 33 of 34 games played…Tallied five-plus rebounds in 20 games.

As a Sophomore at Utah (2020-21): Started nine of 21 games played…Averaged 4.7 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore…Tallied three double-digit outings…Totaled five-plus rebounds in eight games…Posted a basket in 17 out of 21 games…Shot better than 50 percent from the field in eight games. 

As a Freshman at Utah (2019-20): Earned Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention status…Saw action in all 31 games, starting 29…Averaged 23.4 minutes, 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game…Reached double-digits in 15 games and led the Utes in rebounding in 16…Totaled 23 games with five-or-more rebounds…Led the team in double-doubles with three…Finished the season ranked seventh in the Pac-12 in total blocks (34) and fifth in blocks per game (1.10)…Paced the Utes in total rebounds (182) and field goal percentage (.576)…Shot 50-percent or better from the floor in 24 games…Scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting against Providence (12/16), adding 10 rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals.

High School: Played high school basketball at Ribet Academy in Los Angeles…Named the John R. Wooden Southern California High School Player of the Year in 2018…Los Angeles Times all-area honoree…CIF Southern Section all-open division team member…Averaged 11.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior at Ribet…Named MaxPreps California All-State honorable mention as a senior after being MaxPreps Player of the Game 14 times at Ribet.

International Experience: Played internationally for the Spain National Team…Named the Star of the Generation for the 2000s by the Spanish National Team organization…Saw action at the FIBA European Championships in 2016 and 2017 (U17, U18)…Averaged 4.0 points and 4.1 rebounds for Team Spain in 2016…Played for Daspalomas Costa Canaria in 2017, earning MVP of the Women’s Championships as the top scorer and rebounder of the tournament

Personal: Born Mar. 29, 2000…Parents are Joaquim and Fatu…Majoring in Political Science…Chose Miami because the city reminded her of home and for the connection with the coaching staff.