Grace Leah Baughn
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 Plays Second Top-20 Opponent in Last Three Games
Pepperdine Tackles Redhawks in First Ever Meeting
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.
Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb
2011-12/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 12 games for the Waves as a freshman guard ... Averaged 0.7 points and 0.5 rebounds in 29 minutes of play overall ... Scored her first collegiate points as she hit two free throws and added her first assist vs. Gonzaga (1/5) ... Collected first collegiate board at Tennessee (11/13) ... Scored a season and career high four points on 2-of-2 shooting and collected a season high two defensive rebounds at San Diego (1/28) ... Also hit one basket at BYU (1/12).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Wesleyan School located in Norcross, Ga. in 2011 ... Played four years of varsity basketball ... Finished her career with 1,208 total points, 529 rebounds, 198 assists, 287 steals and 111 three-pointers made ... Averaged 13.8 points per game as a senior ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State first team, AJC All-Gwinnett County first team, GAGC First Team All-State and was the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association- North Georgia Player of the Year ... ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Helped team win four basketball state championships, becoming just the first Gwinnett County player to win four state championships in basketball ... 2011 basketball team was ranked No. 20 in ESPN's national rankings ... Also lettered four years in volleyball and track ... Is a highly decorated volleyball athlete, as she holds the school career dig record and is third in career kills with over 1,000 ... Was named the Gwinnett County Player of the Year in volleyball and was an NSCAA All-American ... Won two state volleyball championships and holds the and two track state championships, one as a team and one on the 4x400m relay ... Member of team that holds school 4x400m relay record.
CLUB: Played Nike Elite and Pistols Gold ...Pistols Gold won the U-14 national championship.
PERSONAL: Born in Fairfax, Va. ... Undeclared major ... Daughter of Jeff and Leah Baughn ... Sister to Justin (25) and Christian (22) ... Father Jeff played basketball at Faulkner University and brother Justin played football at Samford ... Loves to sing and has been in three musicals, Annie, The Music Man and Footloose ... Was a member of Chapel Band for two years ... Received prestigious Faculty Cup for academics as a senior ... A member of a variety of honors societies, including the National Honor Society, National Spanish Society, National Science Society and Mu Alpha Theta ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the strong Christian mission, the community and environment, the location and the amazing leadership on the basketball team."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include playing beach volleyball and tennis, swimming , going to the lake and singing ... Lists her biggest sports hero as Mark Price because "he demonstrates how to live a Christian life while being an NBA star and is an amazing shooter." ... Favorite pro basketball player is Rajon Rondo ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Atlanta Hawks ... Favorite book is The Lucky One ... Favorite movie is The Notebook ... Favorite TV show is Wipeout ... Favorite musical artist is Chris Tomlin ... Favorite food is chicken quesadilla ... Favorite sport other than basketball is volleyball ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the adrenaline rush that I get when my team or I do something great. There is nothing as great as knowing at the end of a victory that everybody worked together and worked hard."