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Mitchell Penning
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Mitchell Penning

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy

Height:
6-7

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
HS

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.

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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