The Pepperdine swimmers and divers head to La Mirada, Calif. for the PCSC Relays on Friday.
Pepperdine produced a team GPA of 3.23 following the spring semester to earn Scholar All-America status.
Sydney Newman places second in 3-meter springboard to earn All-PCSC acclaim.
Pepperdine battles at the conference championship starting on Wednesday.
Ally Bernard, Mae Corbin, Stephanie Ertl, Kelsey Maguire and Priyanka Shah compete for final time at the Raleigh-Runnels Memorial Pool.
Two-time PCSC Coach of the Year Nick Rodionoff is entering his 15th season at the helm of the Pepperdine swimming and diving program in 2014-15. Under his leadership, he has elevated the Waves to a highly competitive level over the past decade.
His affiliation with the Pepperdine program, which spans four decades, runs parallel with the success of divers and swimmers he has coached on the high school and college levels.
Since taking over as head coach prior to the 2000-01 season, Rodionoff has guided the Waves to 11 top-five finishes at the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference Championships. In 2008, Pepperdine had its best-ever finish under Rodionoff and tied the best finish in school history with a second-place result. The Waves have finished in third place five times under Rodionoff, including 2002 and 2009, when he was named PCSC Coach of the Year.
Rodionoff has guided a total of five women to nine conference titles and four to six NCAA Championship berths. In 2009, senior and PCSC Diver of the Year Amanda Pond won the 3-meter diving event and placed second in the 1-meter competition to teammate Tiffany Martz. Martz added a 3-meter title to her resume in 2010 and a second 1-meter crown in 2011. Following her championship run in 2011, she was named the PCSC Division I Diver of the Year.
Kristin Scribner followed in Martz's footsteps, earning PCSC Division I Diver of the Year recognition in 2012, followed by Klaire Korver in 2013. Korver received continued acclaim in the 2012-13 edition of the College Swimming & Diving Honors magazine as the Female Walk-On Athlete of the Year. Sydney Newman took over as the PCSC Division I Diver of the Year in 2014.
During the 2011-12 campaign, senior diver Leslie Wade scored a 257.20 in the 1-meter at the Cal Poly Shootout to qualify for the NCAA Zone Regional. She was the first diver to qualify since Lindsay Adarme achieved the feat in 2005.
Rodionoff's swimmers have broken 13 school records in 20 possible events and have recorded 70 of Pepperdine's all-time fastest marks.
Rodionoff coached 36 high school All-Americans before retiring in February 1997 and two years later the new pool at Birmingham High School was named in his honor.
A top choice for an Olympic coach, Rodionoff was honored in 1999 as the recipient of the Fred A. Cady Memorial Coaches Award. The award is presented biannually to coaches who have dedicated 25 or more years to diving, while developing outstanding talent in the U.S. National Diving program and international competition, including the Olympic Games.