Nine of a possible 11 runners earned WCC All-Academic status.
The Waves will host the WCC Championships next Saturday in Alumni Park.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
Three men and three women will represent Pepperdine in Seattle.
Jeff Golden's photos of the season-opening cross country meet in Alumni Park.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a a sophomore and junior ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors as a junior, sophomore and freshman ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a junior, sophomore and freshman.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran in four meets as a junior ... Was the team's #3 runner at the Stanford Invitational and was #4 on the other three occasions ... Best 5k was 19:42.05 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational and best 6k was 24:05.7 at the UC Riverside Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2011: Competed at the first five races of the season as a sophomore ... Had a season-best 5k of 20:26 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and a 6k of 25:02 at the WCC Championships.
PEPPERDINE XC 2010: As a freshman, competed at the last two regular season meets at Santa Clara and Cal State Fullerton ... Finished the course at Fullerton with a season-best 5K mark of 20:16.4 to finish fourth among all Pepperdine runners ... Completed the Santa Clara course in 20:32.4.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Competed only once as a 2013 junior ... Ran the 3,000 meters at Northridge (3/16) in 11:27.30.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Ran in two meets as a sophomore ... Ran the 1,500 meters at the Cal State Fullerton Ben Brown meet (3/10) in 5:30.51 and the 3,000 meters at the UC Irvine meet (3/24) in 11:37.41.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Competed three times for Pepperdine in the 1500m run as a freshman and posted a season best of 5:35.16 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.
OLYMPICS: Became one of the first two female athletes ever to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics at the 2012 London Games ... Ran the 800 meters ... The first Pepperdine product to compete in track and field at the Olympics since 1972.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Escondido (Calif.) High School in 2010 ... Was a two-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Jerid Meek in the 1600m and 3200m ... Career best marks include a 5:50 in the 1600m, 12:20 in the 3200m and 2:40 in the 800m ... National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation member ... Received school's Cougar Award of Excellence in English and Science ... Two-year San Diego All-Academic League honoree ... Earned the Rex Hamilton Memorial Art Scholarship.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Escondido, Calif. ... Majoring in art with a minor in multimedia design and art history ... Placed first in her age group at the 2012 Big Sur International Marathon ... Ran the 2013 Boston Marathon ... Two weeks later, ran the 2013 Big Sur International Marathon and placed third in her age group ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for its beautiful campus, amazing environment and sense of community.
FAVORITES: Hobbies include art, yoga, hiking, stargazing and exploring ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (pro athlete), The Alchemist, Into the Wild and The Little Prince (books), 500 Days of Summer and Into the Wild (movies), CSI: NY, Phineas and Ferb and Man vs. Food (TV shows), Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes (musical artists), oatmeal, bananas and peanut butter, green smoothies and dark chocolate (food) and volleyball and ultimate frisbee (sports besides running).