Russell Mott
Russell  Mott

Golden, Colo.

High School:
Colorado Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 130



Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Cross Country Malibu Oceanside Open (9/1/2011)

Jeff Golden's photos of the season-opening cross country meet in Alumni Park.


Cross Country at the West Coast Conference Championships (Kyle Terada Photography)

Photos taken of Pepperdine's men's and women's XC teams at the annual XC Championships at Crystal Springs.

PEPPERDINE 2011: WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Ran in just the first race of the season, the Malibu Oceanside Open, as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" standing ... Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative to the West Coast Conference ... Competed at five meets as a freshman, including the West Coast Conference Championships where he placed fourth among the Waves with an 8K mark of 28:08 ... Finished as high as third for Pepperdine at the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara, finishing that 8K course in 27:11 ... Recorded a season best 8K of 26:59.84 at the Seattle-based Sundodger Invitational hosted by the University of Washington.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Colorado Academy, located in Denver, Colo., in 2010 ... A three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Tracy Peterson ... Competed in the 5K, 3200m, 1600m and 800m runs ... Career best marks include 17:01 (5K), 10:06 (3200m), 4:32 (1600m) and 2:01 (800m) ... Two-year team captain ... All-region second team selection as a senior ... All-Metropolitan League second team honoree in the 4x800m relay as a junior ... Part of a school that won a league championship in 2008 and was the regional runner-up in 2008 and 2009 ... Member of the Spanish Honor Society ... Received school's overall Science and Math departments award in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Brian and Karen ... Brother to Andy, Nathan and Emily ... Biology major ... Lived in England for several years and gained his British citizenship ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for its size and fantastic Biology program.

FAVORITES: Chauncey Billups (pro athlete) ... Denver Nuggets (pro team) ... I'm A Stranger Here Myself (book) ... Monty Python and The Holy Grail (movie) ... 24 (TV show) ... U2 (musical artist) ... Chicken and Green Chile Enchiladas (food).

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