THIS YEAR: Justin Tellam begins his first season at Pepperdine . . . A transfer from UNLV and one of nine newcomers to the team in 2006 . . . One of eight juniors on the Waves' roster . . . Strong, powerful hitter . . . Will help anchor the catching position and also see time at first base and as a designated hitter.
2005 (UNLV): Batted .302 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI while playing in 56 games and starting 51 . . . Led the Rebels in home runs . . . Scored 49 runs and had 13 doubles . . . Posted a .330 average with 11 home runs and 31 RBI during Mountain West Conference (MWC) play . . . Had 18 multiple-hit and 10 multiple-RBI games . . . Went 7-for-13 (.538) with seven runs scored, nine RBI and three home runs in three-game series at Air Force (5/6-5/8) . . . Established career-highs in Game 2 of the series, collecting four hits, including two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored.
2004 (UNLV): Appeared in 32 games and started 27 . . . Batted .290 with 29 hits in 100 at-bats . . . Had three home runs, seven doubles and 19 RBI . . . Batted .194 (7-for-36) while playing in 13 games and starting 11 in Mountain West Conference play . . . Also had eight doubles and scored 36 runs . . . Had seven multiple-hit and six multiple-RBI games . . . Made collegiate debut at Cal State Fullerton and was hitless in one at-bat . . . Collected first career hit and RBI versus Western Kentucky (2-14) . . . Went 4-for-8 with two runs scored and three RBI during two-game series versus Nevada (2/20-2/21) . . . Had a double and three RBI in series-opener . . . Collected three hits and scored two runs in Game 2 of series versus Wolf Pack . . . Belted first career home run versus Michigan State (2-27) . . . Had a season-high tying three hits and collected two RBI in series-opener versus Manhattan (3-5) . . . Produced a career-high 10-game hitting streak during which time he batted .444 (16-for-36) with nine runs scored and 10 RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at San Clemente High in San Clemente, California . . . Played first base as a sophomore and junior before moving to catcher as a senior . . . Walked 48 times in 28 games as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born November 20, 1984 . . . A resident of San Clemente, California . . . Attended San Clemente High . . . Majoring in economics.