More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.
Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors as a freshman ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Participated in three meets as a freshman ... Had a season-best 8k time of 28:05.5 at the Mark Covert Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Curtis Senior High School, located in University Place, Wash., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Earned SPSL all-league honors as a senior and sophomore ... Was a state individual qualifier in cross country as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Tacoma, Wash. ... Son of Eric and Laurel Hogan ... Has one sister, Abby ... Father ran cross country and track at Washington State ... Majoring in communications ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the endless internship opportunities that Los Angeles will give me in broadcasting, the Christian aspect of the school, to run cross country, and because the campus is beautiful."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing piano (he has played for more than a decade and was a member of his high school's jazz band), singing, watching movies and listening to music ... Favorites include Russell Wilson (pro athlete), Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks (pro team), The Portrait of Dorian Gray (book), Back to the Future (movie), Community (TV show), U2 (musical artist), pizza (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "it's all about guts and perseverance. You can't fake your way through a cross country race and be great."