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Tori Occhipinti
Tori Occhipinti

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Coto de Caza, Calif.

High School:
Crean Lutheran HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Hurdles

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

04/19/2014

Track Team Runs at Beach Invitational

This was the final meet of the season for most, if not all, of the Waves.

03/29/2014

Track Teams Run at Cal Poly Invitational

Next week's meet is the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships in La Jolla, Calif.

03/15/2014

Track Continues Strong Spring Season at Ben Brown Invitational

Lindsay Sheaffer broke her own school record in the 800 and Tori Occhipinti just missed the record in the 100 hurdles.

03/02/2014

Lemco, 4x800 Relay Team Highlight Track Team in Georgia

Elle Lemco won the women's 5,000 meters by nearly two minutes.

03/31/2014

Track at Ben Brown Invitational (3/15/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted event.

03/31/2014

Track at Westmont (2/22/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season opening meet vs. Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at eight meets as a freshman ... The Waves' lone specialist in the 100-meter hurdles ... Ran a wind-aided 15.50 that would have set a school record (Cal Poly, 3/29) ... Best official time was 15.66 (Ben Brown, 3/15), which was just .07 off the school record (#2 all-time on Pepperdine's top-five list) ... Also ran the 100 meters multiple times with a best of 13.35 (Cal Poly, 3/29).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Crean Lutheran High School, located in Irvine, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran three years of varsity track ... Won Academy League titles in the 100 meters, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter relay as a senior ... Also won league titles in the 100-meter hurdles as a junior and the high jump as a freshman ... Holds school records for the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and 4x1 relay ... Team won the Academy League title in 2013 ... Also lettered in diving and volleyball ... Won a league title in diving in 2010 and was second at the CIF meet ... Was a Scholar-Athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif. ... Daughter of James Occhipinti and Valerie Occhipinti ... Her father played baseball at Oklahoma Wesleyan ... Has one sister, Alecia, who participates in acrobatics and tumbling at Baylor ... Majoring in pre-med ... Went to Kenya on a mission trip ... Chose Pepperdine because "God made it clear that Pepperdine was the place for me to be, because it has an amazing pre-med program, I was able to be part of the track team, and I know that I will grow in amazing ways here."

FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, swimming, going to the beach, shooting and discovering new things ... Favorites include Robert Griffin III (pro athlete), The Hunger Games (book), She's the Man (movie), The Bachelor (TV show), Taylor Swift (musical artist), sushi (food), diving and volleyball (sports other than running) ... Favorite things about running are "I love being on a team, hurdling and being able to compete for myself and the team."

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