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Chad McCallister
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Chad McCallister

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Marina HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Libero

Experience:
SQ

01/08/2014

Waves Open 2014 Season on Friday vs. UC Irvine

Tune in live to WavesCasts at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to watch Pepperdine open the 2014 season.

09/10/2013

Step Forward Day Recap: Men's Volleyball

The men's volleyball team organized backpacks for children in need.

PEPPERDINE 2014: Did not see action as a freshman ... Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USAV Youth A1 team in 2012 and 2013 ... Made the USAV Select A2 roster in 2011.

CLUB: Played for the Surf City Volleyball Club, Seacliff Volleyball Club, HBC VBC and most recently Balboa Bay ... Won a silver medal with the HBC 16-1 squad at junior nationals and was subsequently named the all-tournament libero ... Won a silver medal with the Balboa Bay 17-1 team at junior nationals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marina High School in 2013 ... Played four seasons of varsity under head coach Robert Kijewsi ... Three-year varsity captain ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... All-Sunset League first team as a junior and senior and second team as a sophomore ... All-Orange County honorable mention in 2013 ... United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award winner in 2013 ... Graduated summa cum laude ... Presidential Award for Academic Excellence ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Grew up in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Son of Scott and Jennifer McCallister ... Mother also attended Pepperdine ... Has one younger brother, Colin ... Majoring in international business with a minor in applied mathematics ... Chose Pepperdine "to play for Marv Dunphy, to get the opportunity to play at a successful and prestigious program, to win a national championship, and of course the beautiful location."

FAVORITES: Favorite professional athletes are Kobe Bryant and Tom Bryant ... Favorite book is Divergent ... Favorite tv show is Survivor ... Favorite food is macaroni and cheese ... Favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Shooter ... Favorite musical artist is Needtobreathe ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is dodgeball.

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