THIS YEAR: Chase d'Arnaud begins his sophomore season at Pepperdine . . . One of six sophomores on the Waves' roster . . . Made an immediate impact during rookie season . . . Named a Freshman All-American . . . Strong and physical player that should develop into a power hitter . . . Will be Pepperdine's starting third baseman in 2007.
SUMMER 2006: Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League . . . Started 32 of 31 games and batted .288 with a home run and team-leading 18 RBI . . . Was 15 for 16 in stolen bases . . . Named the Alaska League's eighth-best pro prospect by Baseball America.
2006: Tabbed a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Selected first team All-West Coast Conference and selected to the WCC's All-Freshman Team . . . Appeared in 59 games, starting 58, and batted .282 with two home runs and 22 RBI . . . Totaled 17 multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .357 with a home run and 10 RBI during WCC play . . . Average ranked ninth in the WCC during conference play . . . Made collegiate debut in the season-opener against UNLV (2-3) and collected an RBI . . . First career hit came in Game 2 of three-game series versus UNLV (2-4) . . . Concluded series against UNLV (2-5) with three hits, two runs scored and a pair of RBI . . . Had a season-high tying three hits in Game 2 of a three-game series versus Northwestern (3-25) . . . Put together a season-high 10-game hitting streak, batting .438 (14-for-32) with four runs scored . . . Clubbed first career home run at Saint Mary's (5-13) . . . Totaled a season-high three RBI versus Portland (4-30) and at San Francisco (5-28) . . . Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI against the Dons in Game 3 of the WCC Championship Series.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Los Alamitos High in Los Alamitos, California . . . Tabbed All-Orange County by the Los Angeles Times as a senior . . . Selected All-Sunset League . . . Led the Sunset League with a .512 average and 29 RBI . . . Ranked third with five home runs . . . Totaled 43 hits, including 12 doubles.
PERSONAL: Born January 21, 1987 . . . A resident of Long Beach, California . . . Attended Los Alamitos High in Los Alamitos, California . . . Drafted as a shortstop in the 44th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers . . . Majoring in communications . . . Considered Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Stanford, UCLA and USC before choosing Pepperdine.