More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
The basketball coaches' association honors juniors and seniors with a 3.2 GPA or better.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Malte Kramer was also Pepperdine basketball's first-ever Academic All-American.
Previously, Malte Kramer was named Pepperdine basketball's first-ever Academic All-American.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 86-78 loss to the Broncos.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 80-69 home win over Pacific.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 80-69 win over the Lions.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 76-65 home win over the Pilots.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 76-64 win over Houston Baptist.
CAREER: Over two seasons, averaged 4.2 points and 1.3 rebounds ... Appeared in 33 games while starting nine.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Named co-Valedictorian at Pepperdine's graduation ... Pepperdine basketball's first-ever Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (made the third team after being named to the all-district first team) ... As a senior, was also named to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team, the NABC Honors Court, the WCC All-Academic first team, the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" list and a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds ... Appeared in 28 games, starting nine, and averaged 13.9 minutes ... Ranked third in the WCC in overall three-point percentage (.448) and tied for eighth in league games only (.444) ... Scored a career-high 14 points vs. Indiana State in the Great Alaska Shootout (11/30) ... Scored in double-figures four times ... In WCC play, scored 13 points vs. Santa Clara (3/1) and 12 at Loyola Marymount (2/20) ... Sank four three-pointers in a game three times, including the contests against Indiana State and LMU ... Other season highs were four rebounds at UC Riverside (11/13) and four assists and 33 minutes vs. Indiana State (11/30).
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Limited by injury and illness during his junior season, his first at Pepperdine ... Academically, earned a spot on the NABC Honors Court, the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" list and Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete status ... Only saw action in five games, averaging 1.8 points in 10.0 minutes ... Missed the first eight games of the season while recovering from summer knee surgery ... Then did not play after Dec. 28 (the final 17 games) after developing mononucleosis ... Sank a pair of three-pointers and scored a season-high six points in his debut at Hawaii (12/8) ... Grabbed two rebounds vs. Central Michigan (12/16).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12) at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... One of the top scorers in school history at Cuesta ... Named the state of California's Male JC Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Selected as the school's Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... Named to the 2011-12 California Community College Athletic Association all-state first team and was the Most Valuable Player in the Western State Conference's North Division ... A two-time All-WSC first teamer ... Became the fifth Cuesta player to score 1,000 career points and finished fourth on the Cougars' charts with 1,092 points (17.9 average) ... Set school records for three-point percentage in a career (42.0%) and season (47.2% in 2011-12) ... Second in school history in career free throw percentage (81.0%) ... Averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals as a sophomore ... Averaged 19.4 points (fourth in the WSC), 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals as a 2010-11 freshman ... Scored a career-high 34 points against Marin during his freshman season ... Was the team's leading scorer both seasons ... Helped the 2011-12 Cuesta squad to a 24-8 overall record, first place in the WSC North Division at 11-1 and to the semifinals of the Southern California Regionals ... Finished with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and on the honor roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Droste-Huelshoff Gym, located in Freiburg, Germany, in 2009.
PERSONAL: Born in Freiburg, Germany ... Son of Kathrin Kramer and Jochen Schmid-Kramer ... Has two siblings, Paul and Luis ...His grandfather, Alfred Kramer, played goalie in the Bundesliga (the highest level of German soccer) ... Majoring in economics ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the great people, the great education and the chance to help the team right away."
FAVORITES: Enjoys movies and books ... Favorites include Dirk Nowitzki (pro basketball player), Dallas Mavericks (pro basketball team), Gut gegen Nordwind (book), Inception and The Other Guys (movies), How I Met Your Mother (TV show), Eminem and Paul Kalkbrenner (musical artists), schnitzel and spatzle (food) and weightlifting and beach volleyball (sports other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "the fast-paced action and the combination of skill and athleticism it requires."