Jeremy Major is a graduating senior on the men's basketball team. He ended his four-year career setting the school's all-time records in assists and games started. He looks back at his career and time at Pepperdine overall:
A: Looking back on my career I would say that I am most proud of the culture change I had the opportunity to be part of. During the time I was getting recruited it was tough to hear people ask me why I was going to Pepperdine since they had been having losing seasons for the last couple of years. When I arrived here, along with some of my fellow teammates in my class, to join guys like Stacy Davis and Jett Raines, it was the start of trying to do our best to change the culture. By the end of my junior year the culture had changed drastically and it felt good to see the student body as well as the faculty feel the same way.
Q: Looking back over your college career, what are you most proud of?
Q: What was your favorite moment of this past season?
A: I would say my favorite moment of this season would be when we beat BYU. We have done it in the past but for how this season was going due to injuries and a lot of adversity it was great to see all of us come together and beat a good BYU team, who was the only team to beat Gonzaga before they lost in the national championship.
Q: Now that a little time has passed, how does it feel to have set the school records for assists and games started? Has that sunk in?
A: I never had the expectations of breaking any records when I came here. I just wanted to come out each game, give it my all and live with the results. It is an awesome accomplishment and I thank Coach Wilson for having the trust in me as a freshman to put the ball in my hands. What has sunk in, and that's pretty crazy, is that within the last two years, two records that have lasted for 30 years have been broken back-to-back. I'm glad I can be in the same company as my brother and big fella Stacy Davis.
Q: How do you feel about graduation coming up?
A: It's a bittersweet feeling. College has been an outstanding time and it's a time of my life that I will remember forever. The relationships, the memories, and the brotherhood I have with my teammates will last forever. At the same time, I am thankful that I am graduating and excited that I will hopefully continue to play professionally.
Q: How about for your team? What do you think you'll take away from playing with this team over the past four years?
A: I took from this year never take anything for granted, whether it be your health, people in your life, or just being able to do something you love. It's easy to get discouraged but no matter how much adversity comes, be thankful for the opportunities you have and do your best to get the most of any situation.
Q: What have you been doing since the end of the season? How has the time been for you?
A: I have been enjoying these final weeks with my brothers. It's crazy that in a couple of weeks we probably won't see each other for months. So I have just been enjoying my time with them as well as my friends. But I cannot lie: the non-athlete college life is pretty fun, but maybe just a little too much free time for me!