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Brennan Anderson
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Brennan  Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

High School:
Corona del Mar HS

Last College:
Ohio State

Height:
6-2

Event:
Libero

Experience:
2V

05/04/2015

Four Named AVCA All-Americans

Matt West, Josh Taylor, Parker Kalmbach and Brennan Anderson all graduate Pepperdine as AVCA All-Americans.

05/01/2015

Waves Fall in MPSF Final at UC Irvine

The men's volleyball team will hope to hear its name called in Saturday's NCAA Selection Show.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball Beats Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals

The Waves will play UC Irvine or USC in Friday night's championship match.

04/28/2015

Pepperdine Faces Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals on Thursday

The Waves play Hawaii at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Bren Events Center.

04/25/2015

Waves Shut Out Gauchos in MPSF Tournament Quarterfinal

Pepperdine will play either Hawaii or Long Beach State next week Thursday in the MPSF Tournament semifinals in Irvine, Calif.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii (4/30/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.

04/25/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

MPSF Tournament quarterfinals: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

04/02/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC

Pepperdine vs. USC on April 2. Photos by Martin A. Folb.

03/14/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

02/06/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

Brennan Anderson Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Though four seasons (two at Ohio State, two at Pepperdine), totaled 762 digs for an average of 2.47 … Has appeared in 309 sets and 86 matches … Two-year Pepperdine digs average of 2.25 ranks second all time … Left Ohio State after sophomore season ranked No. 1 in the program record book with a career digs average of 2.92 … Set the Buckeyes’ single-season record with a digs average of 3.12 in 2013.

PEPPERDINE 2015: AVCA All-America honorable mention … All-MPSF second team performer … Started in all 30 matches at the libero position, appearing in 111 sets overall … Averaged 2.35 digs per set, ranking ninth in the NCAA and fourth in the MPSF … Digs average ranks second in Pepperdine’s single-season (rally scoring only) record book … Totaled 261 digs to rank third in the Waves’ single-season history … Picked up 19 digs in a four-set win at UC Santa Barbara (1/30), tying the program’s single-match record … Earned MPSF Player of the Week (2/2) and AVCA National Player of the Week (2/3) distinction as a result … First libero to win either weekly award since 2012 and the first-ever Pepperdine libero to earn national player of the week honors … Earned MPSF All-Tournament acclaim … Surpassed double-digit digs totals in 13 matches … Handed out a season-high seven assists twice, first at UC San Diego (2/20) and again vs. BYU (3/21) … Posted a team-best serve-receive percentage of .958 (28 errors-670 attempts) … Assists average of 0.68 ranked 42nd in the NCAA.

PEPPERDINE 2014: Started in 26 matches as libero and appeared in 97 of 98 sets … Averaged 2.12 digs per set, ranking in a tie for seventh in the program’s single-season (rally scoring only) records … Digs averaged ranked ninth in the MPSF and 30th in the country … Totaled 206 digs in first year with Waves … Picked up a season-high 18 digs in a five-set match vs. Long Beach State (1/24) which ranks tied for second in the Waves’ single-match (rally scoring era only) record book … Surpassed double-digits in digs in 11 matches … Posted a serve-receive percentage of .963 (22 errors-598 attempts) … Picked up 14 digs twice vs. Long Beach (3/20, 4/19) … Reached double-digit digs plateau in six of the first eight matches to open the season … Handed out five assists at Long Beach State (1/24) … Totaled 52 assists for a 0.54 average … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

OHIO STATE 2013: Volleyball Magazine All-America third team … MIVA All-Conference first team ... Started all 27 matches at libero ... Two-time MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (1/7, 2/18) ... Collected 16 double-digit dig performances ... Picked up a career-best 24 digs against IPFW (2/15) ... Credited with 18 digs at Saint Francis (1/20) ... Totaled 290 digs on the season (second all-time at OSU) for a 3.12 average to lead all of NCAA Div. I-II … Season average of 3.12 set a new Ohio State record ... Had a career-high four assists in both matches at Grand Canyon (3/8, 3/9).

OHIO STATE 2012: Played in three matches ... Had five digs vs. Grand Canyon (4/6).

USA VOLLEYBALL: Selected to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team Training Team in 2013.

CLUB: Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club and also for head coach Evan Alexander on the OCVC 18’s.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2011 … Helped squad to the ESPN Rise 2011 National Championship ... Cal-Hi Sports State Team of the Year ... CIF Southern Section, Regional and State Champions in 2011 … Earned All-Pacific Coast Conference and All-CIF acclaim after championship run … Also earned a special mention on Volleyball Magazine’s 2011 Boys’ High School All-Americans list ... High school teammate with current Pepperdine student-athlete Evan Dean … Selected for the 2010 Corona Del High School Coaches Award.

PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. …Son of Rich and Kris Anderson… Father went to business school at Pepperdine … Has one younger sister, Shelby … Majoring in psychology … Choose Pepperdine because “it goes perfectly with my personality and lifestyle. I love the beach and the ocean and the Southern California weather, so being on a campus with an ocean view from just about everywhere is perfect.”

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Drew Brees … Favorite pro team is the Anaheim Ducks … Favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean … Favorite television shows are Arrow, Survivor, and Top Gear … Favorite musical artist is Portugal. The Man … Favorite restaurant is Tender Greens … Favorite sport other than volleyball is surfing.

Our favorite photos of AVCA All-American honorable mention Brennan Anderson's senior season.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Volleyball on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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