59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves in action at UC Irvine.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a freshman ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at the final seven track meets of the season ... Ran the 1,500 meters six times (best of 4:56.43 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6), the 800 meters four times (best of 2:24.60 at Northridge on 3/16) and the two-mile once (11:54.15 at San Francisco State on 3/29).
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Appeared in three meets as a sophomore ... Had a season-best 8k time of 31:47.95 at the Pepperdine Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran for the Waves at the first six meets of the season as a freshman ... Was the Waves' #4 runner on two occasions ... Had a season-best 8k time of 31:54.6 at the Titan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Steele Canyon Charter High School, located in Spring Valley, Calif., in 2012 ... Ran cross country and track (mile and two-mile) ... Earned a coach's award as a senior ... Team won three straight cross country league titles ... Graduated with honors and in the top five percent of his class.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Elizabeth Galvez and David Hostetler ... Has two siblings, Michael and Robert ... Jeff Hostetler, who was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams with the New York Giants, is a second cousin ... Majoring in political science and business administration ... Chose Pepperdine "for the great location, its smaller class sizes and the professor-student relationships that cannot be forged at larger universities."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing the guitar, going to the beach and cooking ... Lists his sports hero as Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ... Favorites include Hines Ward, David Robinson and Shaquille O'Neal (pro athletes), Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins and San Antonio Spurs (pro teams), The Hunger Games (book), Finding Nemo, Top Gun, Without Limits and 300 (movies), Rizzoli and Isle, NCIS, SportsCenter and SpongeBob SquarePants (TV shows), Taylor Swift, Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG and Jay-Z (musical artists), carne asada, pork adobo and pizza (food) and soccer and football (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the camaraderie and teamwork in such an individualistic sport."