More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Was injured and did not run as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Yucaipa (Calif.) High School in 2013 ... Ran three years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Was the Citrus Belt League's cross country champion in 2012 ... The school won three Citrus Belt cross country championships and two track titles ... Ranked #1 in his senior class and had four years of perfect attendance.
PERSONAL: Born in Loma Linda, Calif. ... Son of John and Keeli Mazich ... Has two siblings, Kayla and Joelle ... Kayla is a senior at Pepperdine ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it is a great private, Christian university committed to academic excellence and service and because of its beautiful campus overlooking the ocean."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading and playing video games ... Favorites include Eragon (book), Lord of the Rings (movie), Jeopardy (TV show) and French toast (food) ... Favorite thing about running is "anyone who wants to do well can as long as he or she puts in the hard work and is committed."