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Women's Hoopster Shandrika Lee Named Pepperdine Student-Athlete of the Month


March 11, 2004

MALIBU, CA - Women's basketball senior point guard Shandrika Lee was named Pepperdine Student-Athlete of the Month for February, Director of Athletics, Dr. John Watson announced today. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native, paced the Waves to a successful 17-12 overall record this season while leading her team in scoring with over 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per game.

The Pepperdine Student Athlete-of-the-Month showcases an athlete each month that has demonstrated excellence in all areas of his/her life. Athletic administrators at the University choose the award.

Lee was key to the Waves' success on the court, but she has also been very successful in the classroom. The two-time All-West Coast Conference (WCC) academic team member and first team All-WCC honoree, maintains a 3.25 GPA at one of the most prestigious schools in the country.

"Shandrika is an outstanding person and works hard in all areas of her life," Watson said. "You can tell she develops her pride and work ethic from her family based on the support she receives from her parents. I see a great future for Shandrika and we appreciate all her dedication over the years."

Lee plans to graduate in May 2004 with a degree in sports medicine.

The Pepperdine Student-Athlete of the Month recognizes outstanding student-athlete each month. Past winners include: Sean Rooney (men's volleyball), Carolina Llano (women's golf), Jesse Smith (water polo), Kelli Spencer (women's basketball, Keith Jarbo (men's basketball), and John Mayer (men's volleyball). Rooney earned the first accolade after competing for Team USA this past summer in Korea, Llano accounted for a hole-in-one and earned a national ranking of No. 1 golfer in the nation during September, Smith became the first ever Pepperdine athlete to garner NCAA Player of the Week honors, Spencer led the women's basketball team in scoring and earned the highest GPA in the WCC last semester, Jarbo, a former walk-on, sports a 3.71 GPA and earned starting role with the Waves, and Mayer is a nationally ranked setter and guides the No. 5-ranked Pepperdine Waves men's volleyball team.



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