Gaby Palmeri posts first collegiate double-double.
Pepperdine to face Creighton, Wichita State and Bowling Green for the first time in program history this weekend.
Junior Becca Strehlow earns third triple-double of the season today vs. Idaho.
Sophomore Jillian Bergeson leads Waves with seven kills, 12 digs and three aces in season-opening victory.
Take an in depth look at the Waves as they near the start of the 2014 season.
Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Photos by Jeff Golden)
PEPPERDINE 2014: Will utilize final year of athletic eligibility at Pepperdine while working towards Master of Arts in Learning Technologies degree from Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
ARIZONA 2013: Graduated at the end of the 2013-14 year with an undergraduate degree in sports management.
ARIZONA 2012: Led the Wildcats with 727 assists in their 6-2 system ... Played in all 31 matches and 111 of the team's 113 sets in 2012 ... Also led the squad with 31 service aces and the 0.28 aces per set ranked sixth in the Pac-12 ... Finished the season with four double-doubles which ranked third on the team ... Was named to the all-tournament team at the Pepperdine Asics Classic ... Dished out a career-high 59 assists to go along with 12 digs, three kills and two blocks against Cal State Northridge for her first double-double as a Wildcat (8/24) ... Tallied 51 assists, 13 digs, three kills and a block at Pepperdine (9/1) ... Recorded a career-high five service aces in a four-set victory over Colorado (10/14) ... Had a career-high four blocks in a victory against Cal State Fullerton (8/31).
FLORIDA 2011: Played in every set of her sophomore campaign, making 10 starts ... Helped Gators to the NCAA Tournament regional finals ... Second at UF with 664 assists (5.68/set), fourth in digs (162, 1.38/set) and service aces (20) ...Tallied a team-leading 25 assists in Elite Eight loss to Illinois, adding seven digs and a service ace ... Recorded a team-high 23 assists to go along with five digs in Sweet 16 victory over Michigan ... Registered a team-leading 21 assists and eight digs at #6 seed Northern Iowa in the NCAA second round ... Just missed a double-double against Missouri, notching 21 assists and a season-high-tying nine digs in the NCAA first round ... Led the team with a career-high 36 assists at Arkansas and was one dig shy of her third career double-double, tying her season best with nine ... Had 24 assists against No. 19 Iowa State to go along with five digs ... Named to the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 40 assists and 11 digs on the weekend, as well as three service aces ... Had a team-high 21 assists against Florida State, narrowly missing a double-double with eight digs ... Had a team-leading 33 assists in the Active Ankle SEC/ACC Challenge, as well as three service aces and seven digs on the weekend.
FLORIDA 2010: A 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team selection ... Helped lead team to the SEC Championship and to the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals ... Played in each of the team's 31 matches as the squad's primary setter during three back-row rotations when Kelly Murphy moved to the front row as a primary attacker in the team's 6-2 offensive scheme ... Earned 12 starting nods ... Totaled a squad-best 5.59 assists per set, the fifth-best single-season mark by a freshman in school history ... Just one of 14 players in school history to eclipse the 600-assist mark for her career ... In conference matches only, finished ninth in the SEC with 6.01 assists per set ... Totaled double-figure assists in each of the squad's 30 matches ... Had 20 or more assists in 12 matches...Totaled 25 service aces on the season and did not commit a service error in eight matches over the course of the year ... Turned in two double-doubles in 2010...The SEC Freshman of the Week for Oct. 4.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2012 USA development team, representing Team USA in the European Global Challenge in Croatia and Italy ... Team captain.
CLUB: Starting setter for Spiral Volleyball Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2010 ... Directed high school team to the Arizona State Championship as the event's Most Valuable Player in 2009 ... Two-time AVCA National Player of the Week and a one-time Tachikara National Player of the Week ... Named to PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces, which recognizes the top-100 graduating players in the country ... Named the Metro Region Player of the Year in 2009 ... Averaged 7.1 kills per set and 6.2 digs per set as an outside hitter as a senior... As a junior, was the Arizona Republic's Small School Player of the Year, after ranking third in the nation in kills per set with 7.50 ... A four-time all-state selection ... Was the first freshman in Arizona high school history to be named to the all-state team.... Earned Highest Honorable Mention honors from PrepVolleyball.com in 2008.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mitch and Charla ... Has one older brother, Garrett ... Father played football at Arizona State ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the small school atmosphere and the Christian environment. I love how Pepperdine stands for integrity, strong character and high values."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Tim Tebow ... Favorite book is The Purpose Driven Life ... Favorite pro team is the Denver Broncos ... Favorite tv show is New Girl ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite move is Remember the Titans ... Favorite musical artist is Phil Wickham and Luke Bryan ... Enjoys photography, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends ... Cites Tim Tebow as biggest sports hero because "I admire so much of what he does and what he stands for."