THIS YEAR: Chad Tracy begins his junior season at Pepperdine . . . One of eight juniors on the Waves' roster . . . Considered one of Pepperdine's top recruits two years ago . . . Lived up to that reputation as he was named a freshman All-American and received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC) recognition as a freshman . . . Followed that season by earning All-American honors and being tabbed the WCC's "Player of the Year" in 2005 . . . A strong candidate for the 2006 Johnny Bench Award and All-American recognition . . . Tabbed a first team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, second team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA) and third team by Baseball America . . . Also named to the 2006 Brooks Wallace Award watch list . . . The award goes to the college baseball player of the year . . . Will be the Waves' starting catcher in 2006 . . . Smart baseball player with good instincts . . . Has a passion for the game . . . A contact hitter with power . . . Tied for ninth on Pepperdine's career home run list with 24 . . . A member of the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League (ABL) this past summer and batted .333 with a home run and 17 RBI . . . Invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials this past summer.
2005: Named second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Tabbed West Coast Conference "Player of the Year" and a unanimous first team All-WCC pick . . . Started all 64 games . . . Led Pepperdine and the WCC in batting average (.367), slugging percentage (.609), hits (94), RBI (61), doubles (22), home runs (12) and total bases (156) . . . Established career-highs in every offensive category and equaled career-best in home runs . . . Doubles and hit totals rank second on Pepperdine's single-season list while 61 RBI rank 10th . . . Led the club with 31 multiple-hit and 16 multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .370 in WCC play and led the conference in hits (44), total bases (75) and slugging percentage (.63), tied for second in home runs (6) and second in RBI (27) . .. Hit safely in 54 of 64 games . . . Opened the season by going 16-for-41 (.390) with 11 runs scored, a home run and 11 RBI while hitting safely in the first nine games . . . Went 7-for-15 (.467) with four runs scored and five RBI in three-game series at Houston (2/18-2/20) . . . Tied a career-high with four hits and set a personal-best with four runs scored in series finale . . . Named to the Dairy Queen All-Tournament team after batting .333 with two home runs and 11 RBI in three games against No. 5 South Carolina, New Orleans and Minnesota (3/4-3/6) . . . Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak (3/25-4/12) during which time he batted .436 with two home runs and 11 RBI . . . Named the WCC's "Player of the Month" for April after hitting .411 with three home runs and 19 RBI . . . Equaled a career-high with four hits, including a home run, had two runs scored and three RBI in 16-inning game at San Diego (4-16) . . . Went 6-for-11 (.545) with two runs scored and an RBI vs. Loyola Marymount (4/29-5/1) . . . Batted .454 (5-for-11) with a double and two home runs vs. San Francisco (5/20-5/22) to help the Waves clinch the WCC West Division . . . Posted a .385 average (5-for-13) five runs scored, six RBI and a home run vs. Loyola Marymount in the WCC Championship Series (5/27-5/29) . . . Had three hits, including a three-run homer, three runs scored and equaled a career-high with five RBI in Game 3 . . . Hit safely in 13 of final 14 games during which time he batted .407 (22-for-54) with 15 runs, three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI . . . Named to the all-region team at the Long Beach Regional after batting .438 (7-for-16) with three runs scored and an RBI.
2004: Selected a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC) recognition . . . Baseball America midseason freshman All-American . . . Batted .320 with a team-leading 12 home runs . . . Tied Steve Kleen for the team-lead with 28 extra base hits and topped the club with 130 total bases . . . Totaled 23 multiple-hit games and tied Kleen for the team-lead with 14 multiple-RBI games . . . His 74 hits ranked third on the team . . . Posted three two-homer games . . . Batted .310 with six home runs and 23 RBI in WCC play . . . Selected the WCC's "Player of the Month" for March after batting a team-high .449 (31-for-69) in 16 games for the Waves . . . Tallied a career-best four hits at Tulane (3-5), two of which were home runs, and at Portland (3-27) . . . Two of those hits against the Pilots were also home runs . . . In the three-game series at Portland, he batted .562 (9-for-16) with eight RBI, four runs scored and four extra base hits . . . Had a third two-homer game at Santa Clara (5-15), going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI . . . Went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a career-high tying four RBI at San Francisco (5-22) . . . Went 2-for-5 and set career-highs with four runs scored and five RBI vs. Arizona State in the opener of the Fullerton Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Claremont High in Claremont, California . . . Named first team All-Baseline League as a senior and received honorable mention all-league as a sophomore . . . Selected to the Claremont High All-Tournament team as a junior and senior . . . Also voted to the Brian Hamilton All-Tournament team . . . Played on the Claremont High basketball team as a freshman and sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born July 4, 1985 . . . A resident of Claremont, California . . . Attended Claremont High . . . Considered Notre Dame, UCLA and USC before choosing Pepperdine . . . Brother, Brian, is a redshirt junior pitcher at UC Santa Barbara . . . Father is current Pittsburgh Pirates manager Jim Tracy.