Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.
Student-athletes, coaches, support staff, friends and family gathered for the annual banquet.
Behind Bell's Career Day the Waves Hang Tight But Fall 67-63 to Saint Mary's in WCC Tournament Quarterfinals
Bell scores career-high 30 points and six three-pointers.
Fifth-seeded Pepperdine now faces fourth-seeded Saint Mary's in the quarterfinals on Friday (March 2) at noon in the Orleans Arena.
Waves have a seven-game winning streak against LMU on the line.
Pepperdine celebrated Senior Day prior to its game against the Gaels. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
December 10, 2011, Pepperdine vs. Oregon State, Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 26, 2011
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 67-39 win over the Lions.
CAREER: Through four seasons averaged 9.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 28.0 minutes ... She played in 118 career games, making 88 starts.
2011-12/SENIOR: Earned All-West Coast Conference honorable mention ... Started all 29 games for the Waves in her freshman campaign, averaging 13.1 points, good for second best on the team ... Led the Waves with 37.5 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.2 assists per game from her point guard position ... Shot 73 percent from the free throw line ... Averaged 2.7 steals per game ... Scored a career high 30 points in her final collegiate game vs. Saint Mary's in the quarterfinals of the Zappos.com WCC Tournament ... In an upset over then-No. 25 BYU, Bell tallied 26 points and was 4-of-6 from behind the three-point line ... Was named WCC Player of the Week (2/6) after her impressive performance vs. ranked Brigham Young ... Scored in double figures in 22 of 29 games ... Had a season-high seven steals in a victory over New Mexico (11/26) ... Her 235 career steals are second-best all-time in the Pepperdine record book ... Also entered the record book as a 1,000 point career scorer, finishing with 1095 points.
2010-11/JUNIOR: Finished the year ranked second in the WCC (27st nationally) in steals (2.8), third in assists (3.9) and in assist/turnover ratio (1.4) ... Appeared in 30 games with 29 starts ... Averaged 11.5 points per game ... 3.5 rebounds per game ... Led Pepperdine with 117 assists and 84 steals ... Her 84 thefts and 2.8 steals per game average rank her fourth among Pepperdine's all-time single-season leaders ... Hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1:38 left at Oregon State (12/3) to finish the contest with nine points, six assists, two rebounds and one block ... Dished out a team season high eight assists vs. Boise State (11/23), finishing one point and two assists shy of attaining her first career double-double ... Scored nine points against the Broncos on 2-of-6 shooting, which included a pair of 3-pointers and three free throws ... Scored 18 points at UC Irvine (12/1), a total that was two shy of her career high of 20 ... Made 8-of-14 shots vs. the Anteaters and established a personal single-game best with seven steals ... Matched her game high with four 3-pointers vs. Fullerton (12/18) and led all players with 14 points ... Led the Waves with 18 points at UC Riverside (12/28) on 4-of-11 shooting ... Made three 3-pointers plus seven free throws ... Dished out seven assists at Colorado State (1/2), including five that directly led to a 3-point basket ... Scored nine of her 14 points vs. Portland (1/15) from the free-throw line, tying a career-high total ... Tied game high with eight field goals in an 18-point performance at Santa Clara (1/27) ... Scored game high 22 points during WCC quarterfinal vs. San Diego (3/5) on 8-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range.
2009-10:/SOPHOMORE Moved into the starting point guard position as a sophomore ... Started all 30 games in which she played ... Averaged 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 28.6 minutes ... Shot 81.9% (77-for-94) from the foul line, which ranks third on Pepperdine's single-season records list and was fourth in the WCC ... Also in the conference, ranked sixth in assists and seventh in steals ... Scored in double-figures 14 times ... Best scoring stretch came at the end of the season, with the final five games in double-figures ... Averaged a team-best 15.0 points at the WCC Championships and made the all-tournament team ... Scored a season-high 20 points vs. UC Riverside (11/24) ... Scored 12 points in the WNIT game at Brigham Young ... Made the all-tournament team at the Arizona State Classic after averaging scoring 12 points vs. ASU (12/5) and recording a career-high 12 assists vs. Utah State (12/4) ... Other season highs were nine rebounds vs. Saint Mary's (3/7), six steals vs. San Diego (2/27), four three-pointers vs. UC Riverside (11/24) and 37 minutes (several times).
2008-09/FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 29 games, all as a reserve, as a true freshman ... Averaged 3.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 13.2 minutes ... Scored a season-high 11 points at Gonzaga ... Other season highs were five steals (vs. Texas A&M), four rebounds (at UCLA and vs. Gonzaga), four assists (vs. San Jose State) and 23 minutes (at Loyola Marymount).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep School, located in San Francisco, Calif., in 2008 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner ... Helped team to national championship in 2008 and three California Division III state championships ... Earned all-state honors as a junior ... Made the All-West Coast Athletic League and San Francisco Examiner all-league team both as a senior and junior ... Averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals as a senior ... Team had a 56-game winning streak and went 126-8 in her four years ... Was a prep teammate of Pepperdine's Jazmine Jackson ... Also lettered in track and field.
CLUB: Played with the Mission Recreation Center Rebels for nine years.
PERSONAL: Born in San Bruno, Calif. ... Daughter of Sandra Bell and Phillip Bell ... Sister of Phillip and Maya ... Majoring in psychology ... Has traveled to the Bahamas, Honduras, Jamaica and Belize ... Most thrilling sports moment was "winning the state championship three years in a row and going undefeated my senior year" ... Chose Pepperdine because "I love the area and the campus. The school offered me a great education. I love the basketball team and the coaches. It was the best fit for me."
FAVORITES: Enjoys bowling, traveling and watching movies ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan because "he was a team leader and an all-around player who contributed on both sides of the court"... Favorite pro basketball player is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is the The Great Gatsby ... Favorite musical artist is Keyshia Cole ... Enjoys basketball because "it is a very competitive sport that requires skills and discipline. I enjoy playing it and the rush it gives me when I step on the court."