Pepperdine concludes the 2015 season with a 13-6 record, reaching the semifinals of the national championships.
Pepperdine plays Florida International in an elimination round match tomorrow at 9 a.m. (PT)
Pepperdine opens defense of its national title on Friday morning vs. Georgia State.
Pepperdine concluded the regular season today, and now awaits the national championship selection announcement, scheduled for April 20.
Pepperdine continues action at the USAV Collegiate Challenge at 10 a.m. on Hermosa Beach.
Pepperdine def. Florida State, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Championship (Photos by Bobby McDuffie)
Waves top Florida State to reclaim the national championship crown. (Photos by Xtreme Photo FX/Bobby McDuffie)
Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)
Pepperdine falls to Long Beach State 3-2 in the national championship finals. Photos by Eric Bouscher
Pepperdine def. Florida State 3-2 in the semifinals of the AVCA National Championship
CAREER: Through four sand seasons, went 90-13 (.796) overall and 62-12 (.838) in duals ... Left Malibu ranked third in program history for number of wins (90) ... Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2012 while playing in the No. 5 spot in the lineup alongside Michaela Christiaansen ... Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 4 spot in the lineup alongside Katie Messing ... Through three indoor seasons, has played in 40 matches and 110 sets ... Averaging 2.42 kills/set, 1.55 digs/set and hitting for a .215 clip from the outside hitter position.
SAND 2015: Went 26-5 (.867) overall as a senior ... Winning percentage paced the Waves in 2015 ... Produced a team-best 18-1 dual match record ... Teamed up with Delaney Knudsen for a 21-4 record, including a 16-1 tally at No. 3 in the lineup ... Went a perfect 5-0 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, not dropping a single set ... Also paired with Becca Strehlow for a 5-1 record ... Won 19 matches in straight sets with Knudsen, with only straight-set loss coming against teammates Strehlow and Lara Dykstra ... Was a part of the first four-year class to graduate out of the sand program, along with Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever.
SAND 2014: Produced a 23-5 record, including a 16-2 mark in dual play ... Tallied a 20-3 record with Katie Messing, including a 14-2 record in dual action ... Also saw action alongside Samantha Cash, going 3-2 overall and 2-0 in dual matches ... Played exclusively from the No. 4 spot in the lineup ... Went 2-1 at the AVCA National Championship with Messing ... Averaged 7.59 digs per set in statistically tracked matches ... Won the Sand in the City Silver Bracket Pairs Championship with Messing, topping teammates Taylor Racich and Sophie Asprey in the finals ... Also reached the Bronze Bracket finals of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach ... Clinched the dual vs. Florida State in the national championship quarterfinals with a straight-set win over Melanie Pavels and Julie Brown (5/2) ... Put down 24 kills vs. Eve Ettinger and Bria Russ (3/25) ... Picked up 24 digs against Bakersfield (3/15) at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista ... Issued six aces during the season opener vs. Cal State Northridge's Julie Haake and Stefﬁ Miller (3/8).
SAND 2013: Posted a 20-7 overall record alongside three different partners ... Went 15-4 with Katie Messing, including 11-4 in dual play from the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Won the bronze bracket along with Messing at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach ... Also teamed with Taylor Racich for a 4-3 record ... Played alongside Jazmine Orozco on April 10 and defeated Maddy Klineman and Megan Moenoa of UCLA, 21-7, 21-12 ... Credited with 20 kills twice, first vs. FIU's Camila Rosado and Jessica Mendoza (3/9) and again vs. Hawaii's Ku`ulei Zalopany and Olivia Urban (4/6) ... Set a season-high with 37 digs against Sam Hirschmann and Alexa Stonish of USC (5/3) ... Posted seven aces against a Georgia State pair at the FIU Invitational (3/30).
INDOOR 2012: Saw action in seven matches and 11 sets ... Earned the start during the season opener vs. Ohio (8/24), but was quickly sidelined due to injury ... Returned to action vs. Portland (9/22) and tallied a season-best seven kills and seven digs ... Posted six kills against Bucknell (10/8) ... Totaled 14 kills, 14 digs and two blocks as a junior.
SAND 2012: Went 21-6 overall, including a 13-3 record in duals ... Partnered with Michaela Christiaansen for a 17-4 overall record (10-2 in duals) and Kelli Branning for a 4-2 overall record (3-1 in duals) ... With Christiaansen posted a 9-2 record from the No. 5 spot in the lineup and a 1-0 record when playing No. 4 ... Defeated USC's No. 1 pair of Sara Shaw and Geena Urango 21-16, 23-21 during the season opener on March 16 ... Posted a 2-0 record during the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship ... 15-2 in two-set matches and 2-2 in three-set matches ... Placed second in the silver division of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge ... With Branning, played all dual matches from the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Set a program record on April 14 for fewest points allowed in a match with a 21-1, 21-11 win over Loyola Marymount's Diana Hiromoto and Ellie Selleck ... Dished 10 service aces during that match ... Picked up 20 digs versus Janisa Johnson and Tyler Jackson of Long Beach State on March 18 ... Tagged down 17 kills on March 16 in the season opener against Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Lauren Minkel.
INDOOR 2011: Saw time in seven matches and 22 sets ... Earned a season-best nine kills at BYU (10/20) ... Also picked up three digs and three blocks vs. the Cougars ... Averaged 1.38 kills/set as a sophomore ... Tacked down five kills on nine swings for a .444 hitting percentage vs. San Diego (10/24) ... Tallied four kills on an errorless five attacks vs. Portland (10/29).
INDOOR 2010: Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team ... Averaged 2.72 kills and 1.76 digs per set ... Set a season-best with 17 kills versus UC Santa Barbara (10/6) ... Played in 26 matches and 86 sets as an outside hitter ... Eclipsed double-digit kill totals on 10 occasions ... Captured a kills-digs double-double versus San Francisco (9/30) with 14 kills and 11 digs ... Tallied a season-high 15 digs at UCLA (9/8) ...Totaled 16 service aces including three versus Loyola Marymount (11/6) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Arizona Invitational ... Recorded a season-high five blocks and 21.5 points against UC Santa Barbara (10/6) ... Tallied 10 or more digs in four different matches ... Season best hitting percentage recorded versus Gonzaga (10/14) with a .455 (12-2-22) clip ... During spring 2011, placed second in the "gold" bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Stevi Robinson.
CLUB: Has played with the Temecula Valley, 951 and Orange County Volleyball Clubs ... Orange County Volleyball Club placed ninth at the Junior Olympics in 2010 and won the Mideast Qualifier ... 2007 AAU Beach Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2007 AAU Team National Champions ... Competed at the 2014 AVP Manhattan Beach Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School, located in Murrieta, Calif., in 2010 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Was named MVP of the Southwestern League in 2009 ... Made the All-Southwestern League first team all four seasons ... Earned All-CIF Division IAA second team acclaim ... Received Under Armour Girls High School Second Team All-America status ... Ranked #96 on prepvolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Team won the Southwestern League Title in 2010 for the first time in 12 seasons ... also lettered in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born in City of Orange, Calif. and calls Huntington Beach, Calif. home ... Daughter of Bob and Sheri Cook ... Has a sister, Allison, and a brother, Michael ... Father, Bob, lettered in track and field at San Diego State ... Majoring in media production ... Chose Pepperdine for "its academic reputation, great coaching staff and beautiful campus."
FAVORTIES: Enjoys watching movies and going to the beach ... Favorite musical artists are Paramore and Taylor Swift ... Favorite book is Twilight ... Favorite kind of food is Chinese ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Angels ... Favorite movie is The Hangover ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Misty May-Treanor because "she may not be the tallest player out there, but she plays like she's 6'4."