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Bob Rensberger

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Bob Rensberger
Personal information
Born (1921-03-07)March 7, 1921
Died September 6, 2007(2007-09-06) (aged 86)
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Nappanee (Nappanee, Indiana)
College Notre Dame (1940–1943)
Pro career 1945–1947
Position Guard / Forward
Career history
1945–1946 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1946–1947 Chicago Stags (BAA)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Games played 3
Points 0
Personal fouls 4
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert Lamar "Bob" Rensberger (March 7, 1921 – September 6, 2007) was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Stags of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) who played for one season in 1946–47.[1] He only appeared in three total games, shot 0-for-7 in total field goal attempts, scored zero career points and ended up with four personal fouls.[1]

A native of Nappanee, Indiana, Rensberger attended Nappanee High School and graduated in 1939. He then enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and played for the men's basketball team from 1940–41 to 1942–43. As a senior, Rensberger averaged 9.3 points per game (ppg) after posting 6.7 ppg the year before,[2] and he was named a consensus Second Team All-American at the end of his final season.

During the middle of his senior year, Fighting Irish head coach George Keogan suffered a heart attack and died.[3] Rensberger and his teammates served as the pallbearers for Keogan's funeral on the afternoon of February 20, 1943, before playing a game that same night.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bob Rensberger". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  2. "Notre Dame Men's Basketball All-Century Team Nominees". und.com. University of Notre Dame. 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Coffey, Michael (2004). Echoes on the Hardwood: 100 Seasons of Notre Dame Men's Basketball. Lanham, Maryland: Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 1-58979-124-X.