Jennifer Karson given standing ovation upon receiving the Maurice Hilliard Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2012 ... Earned four varsity letters under the guidance of head coach Corey Dolley ... Enjoyed strong senior campaign for the Wolves, with 83 goals, 57 steals en route to All-American and All-East Bay Athletic League first team honors ... Captured three Athlete of the Month accolades and helped SRV to three league titles ... A strong student, captured four scholar-athlete awards, principal's honor roll and CSF achievement ... Also played volleyball.
CLUB: Spent six seasons playing for the 680 Drivers (10-15) ... Team captured fourth place at the 2007 Speedo Cup.
PERSONAL: Given name is Nicholas Candau ... Born in Walnut Creek ... International Business major ... son of Brad and Linda Candau ... Brother to Matthew and Michael Candau ... Brother, Matthew played rugby for Roehampton University in England ... Chose Pepperdine for its Christian values and its academic excellence.
FAVORITES: Laird Hamilton (pro athlete); San Diego Chargers (pro team); Seal Team Six (book); Gladiator (movie); Top Gear (TV show); Soldiers of Jah Army (band); steak (food); hockey (sports other than water polo) ... Lists winning the NCS Semifinals at San Ramon Valley High School as his favorite athletic highlight ... Enjoys going to the beach, surfing and playing beach volleyball in his free time.