Nicholas Serrao
Nicholas  Serrao


Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Dana Hills HS




109 Waves Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.


Cross Country Gets Underway Thursday in Alumni Park

The season-opening Pepperdine Invitational will include several local schools.


Cross Country Teams Get Early Look at WCC Championships Site

Katie Engel and Rudy Gonzalez led the Waves to the finish line.


Waves Get 2014 Season Underway at Mark Covert Classic

Katie Engel and Kevin Maeda led the cross country teams in the first race of the season.


Cross Country Season Outlook

Pepperdine begins the 2014 season at the Mark Covert Classic.


Cross Country at WCC Championships

Kelvin Kuo's photos of the Waves in action at the WCC Championships in San Diego.


Cross Country at Pepperdine Invitational

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action at the season-opening event in Alumni Park.


Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic (8/30/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors in 2016-17.

PEPPERDINE XC 2016 (JR): Ran at five of six meets ... Was the Waves' #5 runner at the Capital Cross Challenge (10/1), where he had a season-best 8k of 26:53.6.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (SO): Did not run cross country this season.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (FR): Ran at three meets ... Was Pepperdine's #2 runner at the Mark Covert Clasic ... Had a season-best 8k time of 26:45.9 at the WCC Preview Meet.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2017 (JR): Competed at six of eight meets ... Saw his most action in the 800 (best of 2:01.69 at the Ben Brown Invitational on 3/11) and the 1,500 (best of 4:18.52 at Pomona-Pitzer on 4/8) ... Also competed in the mile and 3,000.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dana Hills High School, located in Dana Point, Calif., in 2014 ... Ran cross country on two South Coast League champion teams and competed at the California state meet as a junior ... Also won a league title in track as a senior ... Ran varsity two years of each sport ... A team captain in both ... A scholar-athlete who also earned an AP scholar award.

PERSONAL: Born in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Son of Victor and Gina Serrao ... Has one sibling, Sienna ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the small class size, the location, the medical program and the cross country/track teams."

FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, music and watching movies ... Lists sports hero as Emil Zatopek ... Favorites include Mike Trout (pro athlete), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (pro team), The Hobbit (book), Chariots of Fire (movie), Modern Family (TV show), Bad Suns (musical artist), pasta (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the competition amongst other teams as well as against myself. Ultimately, the true competition is between me and the clock."

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