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Mitchell Penning
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Mitchell  Penning

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy

Height:
6-7

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1V

03/26/2015

Pepperdine Defeats Long Beach State, 3-1

Parker Kalmbach produced 18 kills and 14 digs for his fifth double-double of the season.

03/21/2015

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Series vs. BYU, Wins in Four

Pepperdine has now won the last 17 matches inside Firestone Fieldhouse, as it inches closer to the all-time record of 19.

03/20/2015

#4 Pepperdine Powers Past #6 BYU, 3-2

Mitchell Pennings earns 11 kills while hitting .846, going down as the fourth-highest hitting percentage in Pepperdine's single match record book.

03/17/2015

Waves March Past Harvard, 3-1

Parker Kalmbach surpasses 20 kills for the fourth time in 2015 with 21 put aways vs. the Crimson.

03/14/2015

#5 Waves Rally Back to Beat #3 UC Irvine in Five

Pepperdine extends home win streak to 14 in a row after outlasting UCI, 3-2 on Saturday night.

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)

01/27/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA

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

01/21/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN

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

01/09/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. George Mason

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

Mitchell Penning Career StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2014: Made collegiate debut vs. Cal Baptist (2/22) ... Appeared in one match and one set as a freshman ... Pepperdine Scholar Athlete

USA VOLLEYBALL: Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team in 2012.

CLUB: Member of the STL High Performance Volleyball Club.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2013 ... Played four seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Jean Evans ... Saw action as a middle blocker, outside hitter and right side hitter ... Averaged 5.45 kills/set and 1.56 blocks/set as a senior ... Senior-year accolades include Missouri All-State first team and Most Valuable Player ... Also named to the Saint Louis All-Metro first team ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Underclassmen to Watch" list in 2012 ... Named to the 2012-13 AVCA Boys' High School Senior All-America first team ... Volleyball Magazine Boys' High School All-American second team selection.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Debra ... Younger brother of Kelly and Marci ... Born in Peoria, Ill. ... Chose Pepperdine because of its "academics, coaching, great team dynamics, location, religion and future opportunities."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Karch Kiraly ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite movie is Anchorman ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is water polo ... Biggest sports hero is Kevin Durant.

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