The Waves will be competing against host Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
Four-year standout Katie Engel wins her final race.
More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
Three more Pepperdine runners will be in action on Saturday.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' first outdoor meet of the season against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted event.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season opening meet vs. Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic first team in 2014 and 2015 ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2016 (JR): Ran at all eight meets ... Competed in five different events (800, 1,500, mile, 3,000 and 5,000) ... Moved to #4 on the Waves' all-time list in the 3,000 with a time of 8:40.89 at Westmont (2/20) ... Other bests were 2:02.90 in the 800 (3/12 at Ben Brown Invitational), 4:06.12 in the 1,500 (4/9 at Pomona-Pitzer), 4:27.62 in the mile (3/12 at Ben Brown Invitational) and 14:58.73 in the 5,000 (4/1 at UCLA).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (SO): Did not run track this season.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014 (FR): Competed at seven meets ... Ran the 1,500 and 5,000 meters multiple times ... Had bests of 4:16.20 in the 1,500 (Pomona-Pitzer, 4/12) and 16:12.54 in the 5,000 (UC Irvine, 3/21) ... Also ran the 800 once (2:13.14 at Cal Poly, 3/29) and the mile once (4:22.57 at Riverside CC, 3/8).
PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (JR): Competed at all seven meets ... Was Pepperdine's #2 runner twice ... Was the #3 finisher at the WCC Championships (27:06.4) and NCAA West Regional (34:31.0) ... Placed fourth out of 66 runners at the Aztec Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (SO): Ran at the final four meets of the season ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the 10k NCAA West Regional (32:32.0) ... His best 8k time was 26:23 at the Stanford Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (FR): Ran at six meets ... Finished first among the Waves at the first two meets of the season, including the Pepperdine Invitational ... best 8k time came at the Bronco Invitational (25:59.5).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate from Cheyenne Mountain High School, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2013 ... Ran two years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... Team won state championships in cross country and track in 2010 ... Was an AP Scholar with honors and president of the National Honor Society.
CLUB: Was an AAU All-American his junior year.
PERSONAL: Born in Spokane, Wash. ... Son of Stephen and Debra Fox ... Has two brothers, Jacob and Matthew ... His brother Jacob ran cross country and track at Middlebury College ... Majoring in physics ... Chose Pepperdine because "it's a lovely, small school in the perfect location with the necessary academics, and I will be happy there."
FAVORITES: Enjoys mountain biking, swimming, snowboarding, reading, rock climbing and camping ... Favorites include Galen Rupp (pro athlete), the Denver Broncos (pro sports team), Miracle in the Andes (book), movie (Inception), The Office (TV show), Coldplay (musical artist) and basketball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "nearly anyone can do it, if they are willing to put in the time and mileage to succeed."