Courtney Rolando
Courtney  Rolando

Longmont, Colo.

High School:
Silver Creek HS




Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


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 Ends Season at NCAA West Regional

A pair of seniors led the Waves to their respective finish lines, just as they've done for the majority of the season.


Twelve Waves Earn WCC All-Academic Honors for Cross Country

Lauren Lodge, a senior who was the Waves' top finisher at last weekend's WCC Championships, is the first Pepperdine woman to earn three-time first team all-academic honors.


Lodge, Smith Lead the Way Again for Waves at WCC Championships

Pepperdine will close out cross country season at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Stanford, on Saturday, Nov. 12.


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

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

PEPPERDINE 2011: WCC All-Academic honorable mention ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Competed in all six races as a senior ... Was the team's #3 finisher at the season-opening Malibu Oceanside Open ... Had a season-best 5k time of 19:04 at the UC Irvine Invitational and 6k of 23:15 at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... As a junior, competed at meets hosted by UC Irvine, Bakersfield, Santa Clara and Cal State Fullerton ... Led all Pepperdine runners at Fullerton with a 5K time of 19:14.3, which doubled as a season best ... Placed 12th overall and third among Waves' runners at the Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational with a 5K mark of 19:53.60.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's "Bronze Honors" ... Competed at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and finished its 5K course in 20:40 as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE 2008: As a freshman was a West Coast Conference Championship (11/1) competitor ... Finished sixth for the Waves on the 6K conference course at Crystal Springs with a time of 24:30 ... Clinched her spot on Pepperdine's WCC roster by placing fifth among the Waves at the regular season-ending Bronco Invitational, completing the 5K course with a season best of 18:59 ... Averaged a sixth-place Waves' finish through six competitions ... Twice placed among the top 30 at meets at Hawai'i (9/20) and Pepperdine (10/4), where she posted her fastest 6K of the season at 22:52.71.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Silver Creek High School, located in Longmont, Colo., in 2008 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field for head coach Barb Keith ... Career best marks include a 19:47 in the 5K, a 5:17.7 in the 1,600-meter run and a 2:22 in the 800 ... Four-time All-Northern Colorado conference first team selection for track and field ... Three-time all-conference first team selection for cross country ... Made the all-conference second team as a freshman ... 1,600 regional champion as a senior ... Lettered in ice hockey and helped lead team to a state title and a Rocky Mountain District Championship ... Four-time Academic All-State first team honoree ... Named Most Outstanding AP English Student ... Received the President's Education Award and the Principal Scholar Award.

PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Susie Rolando ... Has an older brother, Justin ... Majoring in advertising with a minor in creative writing ... Played girls' ice hockey for nine years ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the outstanding academic reputation and the overall atmosphere of the university" ... Says her most thrilling moment in sports was "scoring the game-winning goal for ice hockey in our 2008 district championship game with 20 seconds left" ... Lists `Pistol' Pete Maravich as her biggest sports hero because "he put every free second he had into bettering himself at basketball and knew he could always do something more."

FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies include playing ice hockey and listening to music ... Loves cross country because "I love knowing that you will get out exactly what you put in" ... Favorite pro athlete is Jeremy Wariner ... Favorite pro team is the Colorado Avalanche ... Favorite book is Rant by Chuck Palahniuk ... Favorite movie is Dodgeball ... Favorite TV show is South Park ... Favorite musical artist is Third Eye Blind ... Favorite food is cavallo ... Favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ... Favorite sport besides running is ice hockey.

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