Pepperdine fights off the Trojans to advance to the semifinals of the AVCA National Championship.
Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.
Waves play either Long Beach State or Florida State in semifinals at 11 a.m. (PT)/1 p.m. (CT)
Women's sand volleyball looks to win the first-ever national championship in the emerging sport in Gulf Shores, Ala. this weekend.
Waves Earn Bid to AVCA National Championship, Ross and Racich Win Pairs Title at USAV Collegiate Challenge
Waves learn they are AVCA National Championship bound after a successful outing at the USAV Collegiate Challenge
CAREER: Leaves Pepperdine as the program's all-time digs leader with 1,750 ... Moved into first place with her first pick up versus Michigan on Sept. 10, breaking Christina Hinds' previous record of 1,404 ... Ranks second all-time at Pepperdine with a 4.33 digs/set average ... Just the eighth player in program history to reach the 100 service aces milestone and finished career with 105 overall ... Calculated a receiving percentage of .952 (1,835 attempts, 88 errors) over the course of four years as a primary passer ... Has played in 111 matches and 404 sets.
SAND 2012: Partnered with Kelley Larsen ... Pair went 19-6 overall including 15-1 in duals ... Went 4-0 when playing from the No. 4 spot in the lineup and 11-2 while playing No. 3 ... Posted a 15-4 record in two set matches and a 4-2 record in three set matches ... Defeated USC's No. 1 duo of Geena Urango and Sara Shaw, 21-16, 24-22, during the pairs championship of the USC Tournament on March 18 ... Went 2-0 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship ... Won the No. 4 flight at the USC Tournament on March 17 ... Tagged down 28 kills versus USC's Kelly Irvin and Kirby Burnham (4/7) ... Posted a season-high 23 digs versus Lauren Minkel and Jocelyn Neely of Long Beach State (4/14) ... Handed out seven aces against the Trojans' Kendal Bateman and Sam Hirschmann ... Credited with 20+ digs in four matches and 20+ kills in two matches.
INDOOR 2011: Awarded All-WCC honorable mention honors for the fourth-straight season ... Totaled a team-best 414 digs ... Averaged 3.66 digs/set overall and 4.16 digs/set in WCC matches ... Averaged 4.50 digs/set during the NCAA Tournament and was subsequently voted to the All-Tournament team at the Honolulu Regional ... Collected a season-high 29 digs vs. USC (12/10) ... Reached double digits in digs on 21 occasions and surpassed the 20-dig mark in six matches ... Delivered a season-best three aces vs. BYU (10/8), Gonzaga (10/27), Portland (10/29) and USC (12/10) ... Awarded a kill against Gonzaga (10/27) ... Dished four assists vs. Michigan (9/10), Saint Mary's (9/29) and North Carolina (12/2) ... Paced the Waves in dig totals in 16 matches ... Elected to the 2011 All-WCC preseason team.
INDOOR 2010: Named the WCC's Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Also named to the All-WCC honorable mention squad ... Ranked second in the league and first on the team with a 4.30 digs/set average ... That stat ranks fifth in the single-season Pepperdine record book ... Started in all 28 matches and 97 sets ... Totaled 27 service aces to rank second on the squad ... Had double-figure digs in all but four matches, as well as 20 or more six times ... Had a season-high 27 digs vs. Missouri (9/4) ... Offered five assists against Portland (11/11) and San Diego (11/18) ... Averaged 4.51 digs/set vs. WCC opponents ... Recorded only kill vs. San Diego (11/18) ... Eclipsed the 10 digs mark in 24 of 28 matches this season, including the final 11 ... During spring 2011, placed second in the "gold" bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Emily Cook.
INDOOR 2009: Selected to All-WCC honorable mention as a sophomore for the second straight year ... Averaged a team-best 4.67 digs, which ranked third in the WCC ... Started all 27 matches at libero and was one of two players to appear in all 100 sets ... Led the team in service aces with 37 and ranked third in the conference at 0.37 per set ... Had double-figure digs in all but two matches, as well as 20 or more six times ... Had a season-high 28 at UC Santa Barbara (10/13) and 27 vs. San Francisco (10/22) ... Had 11 matches with multiple service aces, including a season-high five vs. Northern Arizona (9/3) ... Named the WCC Player of the Week on Sept. 7 after averaging 5.56 digs and making the all-tournament team at the Pepperdine-USC Tournament ... Named MVP of the Pepperdine Asics Classic after averaging 5.55 digs.
INDOOR 2008: Named the WCC's Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman after leading the conference with 4.81 digs per set ... Also awarded All-WCC honorable mention honors and a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team ... Chosen to Collegiate Volleyball Update's "Rising Stars" list as one of the nation's top freshmen ... Played in 26 matches and 94 games as the starting libero ... Reached double-figures in digs 23 times, had 20 or more eight times and 30 or more twice ... Had 31 digs at UCLA (11/25) and 30 at Saint Mary's (10/2) ... Had 21 digs in the NCAA Tournament vs. Long Beach State (12/5) ... Had two service aces twice, vs. UNC Greensboro (8/29) and vs. Portland (10/18) ... Made the all-tournament team at Cal State Fullerton ... Part of a recruiting class ranked #8 by Volleyball Magazine ... During spring 2009, took second place at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Kim Hill.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Played with the USA Junior National Team in 2006 ... The team won the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championships in Mexico ... Participated in U.S. National Team tryouts in February 2011.
CLUB: Played with TCA the past two years and Cal West prior to that ... Made the all-tournament team as TCA won a gold medal at the 18-Open Division of the 2008 Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mira Costa High School, located in Manhattan Beach, Calif., in 2008 ... A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and the nation's #45 recruit according to prepvolleyball.com ... Helped Mira Costa to a 37-0 record, the CIF Southern Section and state championships and the nation's #1 ranking ... Attended her first three years at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif. ... Earned Bakersfield Californian all-area honors as a junior ... Team reached the CIF Central Section championship match in 2006 and won the title in 2004 ... Also lettered in softball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif. ... Daughter of Johnny and Vikki Robinson ... Has three siblings: Dana, Kristen and Dani ... Majoring in public relations ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the location and because I felt comfortable with the coaching staff."
FAVORITES: Enjoys the beach and her computer ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Misty May ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is Twilight ... Favorite TV show is CSI:NY and Pretty Little Liars ... Favorite musical artist is Rascal Flatts ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is baseball ... Favorite thing about volleyball is "how quick the game flows."