THIS YEAR: Nick Kliebert begins his senior season at Pepperdine . . . One of six seniors on the Waves' roster . . . Considered one of Pepperdine's top recruits three years ago . . . A switch-hitting, versatile player . . . Utility player who can play all infield positions . . . Used primarily as a designated hitter but also saw playing time at second base and third base . . . Became Pepperdine's starting third baseman early in the 2004 season . . . Enjoyed a solid summer playing for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League (ABL) as he batted .413 with 32 runs scored, 28 RBI and 16 doubles in 43 games in 2004 . . . Named to the All-ABL team as a utility player this past summer after batting .314 with one home run , 14 RBI and 27 runs scored as a member of Oilers . . . A great student on and off the field.
2005: Named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team . . . Appeared in 47 games and started 44 . . . Used primarily as a designated hitter . . . Batted .262 with two home runs and 25 RBI . . . Hit .268 with one home run and 13 RBI in WCC play . . . Had 10 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .364 (4-for-11) with a run scored and two RBI at Houston (2/18-2/20) . . . Followed that series with a 5-for-10 (.500) performance in three games vs. No. 1 Tulane (2/25-2/27) . . . Also had two runs scored and two RBI against the Green Wave . . . Went 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and home run in series finale . . . Had two hits, including a double and home run vs. Portland (3-26) . . . Collected two hits and a season-high three RBI in series finale vs. Loyola Marymount (5-1).
2004: Named to the West Coast Conference's (WCC) All-Academic team . . . Set career-highs for games played (47) and games started (45) . . . Assumed the starting third base job early in the season and batted a career-high .298 with 13 doubles, 15 RBI, 21 runs scored and 48 hits . . . Had 14 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games . . . Produced a career-high 12-game hitting streak early in the season during which time he batted .462 (18-for-39) with six runs scored, seven doubles, six RBI and a .641 slugging percentage . . . Had a career-high three hits at Loyola Marymount (4-30) and at Santa Clara (5-15) . . . Scored a career-high three runs at Saint Mary's (4-10) . . . Totaled a career-high three RBI versus Arizona State (6-4) in the opener of the Fullerton Regional . . . Named to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament Team after batting .307 (4-for-13) with four RBI and a double in four games.
2003: Played in 37 games and started 15 . . . Batted .230 with five doubles and eight RBI . . . Collected first career hit versus UC Santa Barbara (2-9) . . . Had a career-high two hits and initial collegiate RBI versus UC Irvine (2-26) . . . Drove in a career-high two runs at Santa Clara (3-30).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter and three-time first team all-league selection at Norco High in Norco, California . . . All-CIF and All-Riverside County as a sophomore . . . Cal-Hi All-State underclassman as a junior . . . All-Riverside County All-Star as a senior . . . A first team all-county and second team All-CIF pick as a sophomore . . . First team Cal-Hi All-State Underclassman as a sophomore . . . Also selected to the California High School All-Star team as a junior and senior . . . Holds Norco High career records for hits (118), runs (100), walks (76), doubles (24), assists (231) and games played (106) . . . Second in career home runs, RBI and on-base percentage . . . Pitched four career shutouts to establish a school record . . . Voted "Smartest Player" in Riverside County in 2002 . . . Helped Norco to league titles as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Born November 16, 1983 . . . A resident of Norco, California . . . Attended Norco High in Norco . . . Served as class valedictorian after compiling a 4.5 grade-point average . . . Press Enterprise and UC Riverside Scholar Award recipient . . . Golden State Scholar Award winner . . . Received Bank of America Achievement Award in mathematics and California Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Given a Certificate of Recognition Award from Corona-Norco Unified School District . . . Earned two Governor Scholarships . . . A two-time AAU National Champion (1996 & 1997) . . . Competed on 1999 Mickey Mantle team that won the World Series . . . Played on the 2002 Palomino World Series runner-up team . . . Played on fourth place team at the 2000 AAU National Championships . . . A Team One national participant . . . Majoring in business administration.