A big victory over Alabama puts Pepperdine women's volleyball at an undefeated 4-0 to start 2015.
The Waves earn an Asics Classic victory after following up day one with a 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara.
Waves volleyball posted two straight-set victories tonight, first defeating Incarnate Word and then Utah Valley.
Here is a closer look at the upcoming 2015 Waves.
Gaby Palmeri becomes the Waves' 29th WCC All-Academic first-team honoree since 1991.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2014: Started in all 30 matches and appeared in 108 sets ... WCC All-Academic first team pick ... Ranked third on the team with 257 kills for a 2.38 average ... Surpassed double figures in kills 12 times ... Ranked second on the team with 62 total blocks for a 0.57 average ... Led Pepperdine with a career-high 16 kills and a career-high 13 digs at Creighton (9/12) for her first collegiate double-double ... Swung at a career-high .529 (9-0-17) clip vs. Gonzaga (11/1) ... Put down 15 kills on 30 errorless swings (.500) vs. Oral Roberts (8/30) ... Also charted a .500 hitting percentage at San Francisco (11/13) with 10 kills off of 20 errorless attempts ... Paced the Waves with 15 kills in a 3-2 win at Saint Mary's (9/25) ... Also charted 12 kills vs. the Gaels for her second and final double-double of the year ... Credited with a career-high five blocks at Santa Clara (11/15) ... Totaled 13 assists, four aces, 107 digs and 295.0 points ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
PEPPERDINE SAND 2014: Squad member during 2014 season.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2013: Appeared in 11 matches and 13 sets during rookie season ... Tallied two kills, two digs and two blocks at Saint Mary's (10/12) ... Also had a pair of blocks vs. Loyola Marymount (11/16) ... Totaled six kills while hitting .077, three digs and four blocks ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2010 USA Volleyball A2 team.
CLUB: Played for Force Performance Volleyball Club from 2008-10 before finishing club career at the Northern California Volleyball Club ... Most recently placed fifth with her 18s club in the open division of the USAV Junior National Championship ... Picked up a third-place finish in the national division the year prior and a second-place showing in the national division in 2011 ... Member of the 2011 National Division MVP team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2013 ... Sacramento Bee Player of the Year as a senior ... 2012 MaxPreps California All-State Division I MVP and first-team selection ... Delta River League MVP as a senior and co-MVP as a junior ... 2012-13 Sacramento River Cats Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2012 MaxPreps All-American second team honoree ... Ranked #67 on prepvolleyball.com's list of "Senior Aces" ... Earned a spot on the Delta River League first-team roster as a senior and junior and was an honorable mention as a sophomore and freshman ... Sacramento Bee All-Metro first team as a senior and junior, and a second-team selection sophomore ... Led squad to a second-place finish at the 2012 Division I State Championship and a fifth-place finish in 2011 ... Four-time Delta River League Champs ... Four-time San Joaquin section champs ... 2012 NorCal champions ... Played alongside teammates who went on to play at several different college programs including UCLA (Zoe Nightingale), UC Santa Barbara (Megan Sullivan, Noa Nightingale), Gonzaga (Paige Folger), Montana State (Loni Kreun, Dana Vestman) and UC Davis (Allie Wegner) ... Graduated in the top 3-percent of her class.
PERSONAL: Born in Dayton, Ohio ... Daughter of Mark Palmeri and Cynthia Ramos ... Father is an emergency room physician while mother works as an OB/GYN ... Has four siblings, Ivan, Jack, Sophia and Sidney ... Double majoring in biology and political science ... Chose Pepperdine because "Pepperdine offered the perfect combination of athletic competitiveness, academic diversity and international study opportunities. Plus, nothing beats Malibu" ... Is a black belt in karate ... An avid reader, hiker, kayaker, yogi, concert goer and biker.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Philip Noel-Baker ... Favorite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... Favorite movie is The Darjeeling Limited ... Favorite tv shows are Community, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report ... Favorite musical artist is Tame Impala ... Favorite food is fish tacos.