Victoria Adelhelm and Sophie Asprey overcome a 12-14 deficit in the third to win vs. USC and secure the 5-0 shutout.
Waves return eight letterwinners to the 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens the season on March 8 at Zuma Beach.
The men's basketball team opens the season at home on Saturday, while the women's volleyball and men's water polo teams also have home events.
The women's soccer team is home vs. Cal State Fullerton on Friday.
Pepperdine falls to Long Beach State 3-2 in the national championship finals. Photos by Eric Bouscher
Waves def. USC 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Championship. Photos by Eric Bouscher
CAREER: Through three seasons of indoor volleyball, has played in 87 matches and 297 sets ... Averaging 2.74 kills, 1.27 digs and 0.54 blocks ... Also a member of the sand volleyball team.
INDOOR 2013: All-West Coast Conference honorable mention ... Voted to both the Pepperdine Asics Classic and Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament teams ... WCC All-Academic honorable mention ... Led Waves and ranked seventh in the WCC with 3.54 kills/set ... Surpassed double-digit kill totals in all but two appearances ... Paced the Waves in kills in 13 matches total ... Put down a career-high 20 kills vs. San Francisco (9/21) and again vs. Gonzaga (10/24) ... Picked up a career-high 20 digs vs. BYU (10/3) ... Dished a career-high four aces at BYU (11/2) ... Extended career-best to seven blocks at Saint Mary's (10/12) ... Posted seven kills-digs double doubles ... Credited with 14 kills and 19 digs in a five-set win over Saint Mary's (11/7) ... Started in 25 matches and appeared in 100 total sets ... Season totals include 354 kills while hitting .262, 28 assists, 21 aces, 225 digs and 64 blocks.
SAND 2013: Went 19-5 in first season in the sand alongside three different partners ... Made first appearance in the dual lineup vs. Grand Canyon (3/15) at No. 3 with Kellie Woolever ... Won that match 21-11, 21-13 ... Spent most time with Emily Cook, going 15-4 including 11-4 in dual play from the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Won the bronze bracket along with Cook at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach ... Also played with Lauren Sieckmann and went 3-1, all in pairs action ... Set two season-bests with 22 kills and eight blocks versus Sam Hirschmann and Natasha Siljkovic of USC (4/6) ... Also posted eight blocks against FIU's Emily Podscheweit and Tina Toghyani (3/29) ... Averaged 5.55 kills/set and 1.86 blocks/set.
INDOOR 2012: Saw action in 30 matches and 83 sets as a sophomore ... Started in 10 matches ... Averaged 2.39 kills/set earned on a .200 hitting percentage ... Totaled 198 kills, 11 assists, nine aces, 79 digs and 27 blocks in 2012 ... Reached double digit kill totals 11 times ... Tagged down a career-high 17 kills vs. Santa Clara (9/29) ... Set a new personal record with a .565 (13-0-23) hitting percentage against Ohio (8/24) in the season opener ... Recorded first-ever double-double against Arizona (9/1) with 13 kills and a career-best 15 digs ... Chipped in a pair of aces against Santa Clara (10/13) ... Set a season high of five blocks at Saint Mary's (9/27) ... Paced the Waves with 13 kills against Ohio State (9/14) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
SAND 2012: Did not see action during freshman season.
INDOOR 2011: Appeared in 114 sets and all 32 matches as an outside hitter ... Voted to WCC All-Freshman team ... Averaged 2.29 kills/set earned on a .202 hitting percentage ... Also averaged 0.60 blocks and 0.63 digs ... Elected to the Flyers Classic All-Tournament team after tagging down a season-best 16 kills vs. both Dayton (9/9) and Michigan (9/10) ... Also tallied 16 kills against Georgia (9/2) ... Reached double-digit kill totals in 11 matches ... Hit for a .500 (16-2-28) hitting percentage vs. Georgia ... Posted a season-best five blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/3) and USC (12/10) ... Picked up a season-high five digs vs. UCLA (9/7), Florida State (9/10) and BYU (10/8) ... Dished a pair of service aces vs. Saint Mary's (9/29) ... Pounded down eight kills on 11 errorless swings for a .727 clip against Air Force (11/22) ... Totaled 261 kills, 68 blocks and 72 digs ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2009 U.S. Girls' Youth National Team that competed at the Girls' Youth World Championship in Thailand ... Was on the U.S. Youth National A2 Team in 2008 and the High Performance Select A1 Team in 2007 ... Member of the Long Star High Performance Select A1 Team in 2006.
CLUB: Played with the Willowbrook Volleyball Club from 2006-2011 ... Play three seasons with Woodlands Stars prior to playing with Willowbrook.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2011 ... AVCA Under Armour Girls High School All-America first team honoree ... Ranked #14 on Prepvolleyball.com's list of "Senior Aces" ... Part of a recruiting class ranked #9 by Prepvolleyball.com ... Two-time Prepvolleyball.com All-American ... Finished four-year varsity career with 1,763 kills ... 2010 Montgomery County Player of the Year ... 2010 Houston Chronicle Player of the Year ... All-Tournament team selection at the 2010 Texas 5A State Tournament ... 2010 Texas District 14-5A Co-MVP and all-district first team ... 2009 ESPN Rise Junior of the Year ... High school team was a 2010 5A state finalist and three-time district champion ... 2009 All-State Second Team by the Texas Sports Writers Association, while earning first team All-State honors by the Texas Girls Coaches Association ... 2011 MVP of the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Tournament.
PERSONAL: Calls The Woodlands, Texas home ... Born is Sugar Land, Texas ... Daughter of David and Diane Messing ... Has one older sister, Michelle ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the great academics, coaches, location and teammates."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Phil Dalhausser ... Favorite pro sports team is the Houston Rockets ... Favorite book is The Year of Fog ... Favorite TV show is Say Yes to the Dress ... Favorite musical artist is The Band Perry ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is waterskiing ... Favorite movie is Dinner for Schmucks.