Waves Take On Dons Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas
Four Waves Score in Double Figures, Led By Career-High 19 from Ea Shoushtari
Pepperdine Looks For Positive Finish vs. Dons and Gaels
Pepperdine Concludes Three Games in Eight Days vs. Cougars
Waves Conclude Busy Stretch of Schedule vs. Cougars
Photos courtesy of the West Coast Conference from the Waves' first-round loss to the Dons.
Pepperdine took on Brigham Young Saturday, Feb. 16 at Firestone Fieldhouse and dropped a 67-44 decision.
Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga - Jan. 24, 2013
Pepperdine hosted No. 17 UCLA in its final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season.
Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb
2011-12/FRESHMAN: As a freshman appeared in 28 of 29 games for the Waves as a guard ... Averaged 0.8 points per game, 1.1 rebounds per game in 6.6 minutes per game ... Also tallied three assists and 12 steals ... Scored a career and season high six points on 2-of-5 shooting at Cal State Fullerton (11/16) ... Tied the high on 2-of-2 shooting vs. Idaho (11/25) ... Collected a career and season high five rebounds at San Francisco (12/29) ... Had two blocks at Cal Poly (11/30) and vs. Portland (1/7) .. Hit first career three-pointer at Cal Poly (11/30) going 1-2 ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate with honors from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in Los Angeles, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Averaged 18.6 points per game, 7.3 assists per game, 2.6 blocks per game, 4.0 assists per game and 3.9 steals per game as a senior ... Senior year honors included 2011 McDonald's All-American nominee, Palisades Invitational All-Tournament team selection ... Named First Team All-Western League for her junior and senior seasons ... Won back-to-back city championships, the first time in LACES history ... Voted Best Athlete of the LACES class of 2011 ... Broke her own school single-game high of 30 points, set as a junior, when she scored 40 points as a senior ... Finished her career with 1,824 points, 632 rebounds, 406 steals and 361 assists ... As a junior averaged 17.1 points per game ... Was named MVP of the Nike Tournament of Champions and the Palisade Invitational as a junior.
CLUB: Played for West Coast Premiere.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Manochehr and Marsha Shoushtari ... Sister to Samantha (24) and Bijan (16) ... Cousins Jason and Justin Semmes play football for Miami (OH) ... Cousin Amber Jackson played volleyball at Alabama State ... Cousin Matthew Jones played tennis at Moorehouse College ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Aspires to be a sports therapist ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the great environment, the coaching staff and how everyone seems like a family. They provide the major I want and the campus is close to home."
FAVORITES: Enjoys hanging with friend and family, shopping, going to the movies and playing softball ... Favorite sports hero is Kobe Bryant "because he followed his dream at a young age and has become one of the greatest NBA players" ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite is book is Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father ... Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite TV show is 90210 ... Favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne ... Favorite food is french fries ... favorite sports other than basketball are softball and volleyball ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the momentum I get while I am playing. I also love the feeling when I do something great on the court and the love I have for the game."