More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
Free pizza will be served during Pepperdine's 4 p.m. match vs. USC on Friday.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Redshirted first season with the Waves ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colégio Energia ... Won two ITF Junior Singles Tournaments in 2011, one classified as a G4, the other a G5, in back-to-back outings in Colombia ... Scored first ATP point at age 17 ... Reached as high as 105 in the ITF junior singles rankings and 866 in the ATP rankings ... Doubles finalist at a 2013 Futures tournament in Mexico ... Reached the semifinals of the Brazil F28 Futures Tournament in October 2012 ... Earned a wildcard bid into the Itajai Challenger Tournament in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Danielle and Maro ... Has one younger brother, Rodrigo ... Born in Blumenau, Brazil ... Calls the town of Balneário Camboriú, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, home ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the perfect location and because it has one of the best teams in the country" ... Feels Pepperdine can help him achieve his goal of playing professional tennis ... Once played a doubles match with compatriot Andre Sá, a doubles quarterfinalist at the Australian and US Opens, and a semifinalist at the 2007 Wimbledon, dubbing it one if his most thrilling sports-related experiences.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Roger Federer ... Favorite books are Game of Thrones and novels by Dan Brown.