More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Nine of a possible 11 runners earned WCC All-Academic status.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.
West Coast Conference-provided photos from the 2012 WCC Championships in Portland.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors as a freshman and sophomore.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Appeared in three meets as a sophomore ... Had a season-best 8k time of 31:47.95 at the Pepperdine Invitational.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran for the Waves at the first six meets of the season as a freshman ... Was the Waves' #4 runner on two occasions ... Had a season-best 8k time of 31:54.6 at the Titan Invitational.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at the final seven track meets of the season ... Ran the 1,500 meters six times (best of 4:56.43 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6), the 800 meters four times (best of 2:24.60 at Northridge on 3/16) and the two-mile once (11:54.15 at San Francisco State on 3/29).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Steele Canyon Charter High School, located in Spring Valley, Calif., in 2012 ... Ran cross country and track (mile and two-mile) ... Earned a coach's award as a senior ... Team won three straight cross country league titles ... Graduated with honors and in the top five percent of his class.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Elizabeth Galvez and David Hostetler ... Has two siblings, Michael and Robert ... Jeff Hostetler, who was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams with the New York Giants, is a second cousin ... Majoring in political science and business administration ... During summer 2013, worked a summer camp counselor in Coronado, Calif. ... Chose Pepperdine "for the great location, its smaller class sizes and the professor-student relationships that cannot be forged at larger universities."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing the guitar, going to the beach and cooking ... Lists his sports hero as Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ... Favorites include Galen Rupp and Nick Symmonds(pro athletes), Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins and San Antonio Spurs (pro teams), The Notebook, Safe Haven and Without Limits (movies), Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, SportsCenter and SpongeBob SquarePants (TV shows), Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga and Macklemore (musical artists), fruit, vegetables and steak (food) and baseball, basketball and football (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the camaraderie and teamwork in such an individualistic sport."