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Hittner and Rhine sign professionally in Spain

Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine

Former Drake women’s basketball standouts Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine have both signed contracts with professional basketball clubs in Spain.

Hittner signed with C.B. Al-Qázeres while Rhine signed with Club Polideportivo Bembibre. The clubs are in the same league — LF Endesa — and will compete against each other. Their season is scheduled to begin mid-September.

The duo had their decorated collegiate careers end suddenly in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the abrupt end, Rhine (2,186) and Hittner (2,133) rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in career points at Drake along with ranking in several other all-time school and Missouri Valley Conference categories. They each won numerous MVC and national awards for their performance on the basketball court and in the classroom.

Drake qualified for three-straight NCAA Tournaments while winning five MVC titles in their careers.

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