Rudy Gonzalez
Rudy  Gonzalez


Whittier, Calif.

High School:
California 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.


114 Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.


Ten Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

Guilherme Hadlich was named the top men's tennis student-athlete.


Cross Country Season Concludes at NCAA West Regional

Katie Engel led the Waves in 18 of her 25 races during her four-year career.


2015 WCC Cross Country Championships

Photos by Kyle Terada of the WCC and by Steve Froebe of the Waves at the Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium in Spokane, Wash.


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

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

ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention in fall 2015 ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 ... A 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

PEPPERDINE XC 2016 (JR): Only ran at one meet ... Took part in the WCC Preview meet and was the Waves' #4 runner in 26:59.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (SO): Competed at six of seven meets ... Was Pepperdine's #4 runner at the NCAA West Regional (35:35.1) and #5 at the WCC Championships (27:58.1) ... Best 8k was 27:00.0 at the Capital Cross Challenge.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (FR): Ran at all six meets ... Was Pepperdine's top runner at the WCC Preview Meet and finished among the top three four times ... Best 8k time was 26:18.7 at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2016 (SO): Ran at just one meet, the season opener ... Competed in the 3,000 meters, posting a 9:12.28 at Westmont (2/20).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (FR): Competed at all six meets ... Ran the 1,500 meters all five times with a best of 4:07.22 at the Beach Invitational (4/18) ... Also ran the mile once and the 5,000 meters once ... Was part of the 4x400 relay team that established a school record.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from California High School, located in Whittier, Calif., in 2014 ... Helped his school to a second-place finish at the 2012 state cross country meet ... A three-year varsity member of both the cross country and track teams ... Qualified for the CIF Finals in cross country as a senior ... Ran on the winning 4x1,600-meter team at the Mt. SAC Relays in 2014 and set a school record ... Was on the Principal's Honor Roll every semester.

PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif. ... Son of Rudy Gonzalez and Linda Gonzalez ... Has one brother, Roger ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "of its small class sizes and because it is on the Malibu coast."

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing guitar and learning other musical instruments ... Favorites include Clayton Kershaw (pro athlete), Los Angeles Dodgers (pro team), The Road (book), Rocky (movie), Queens of the Stone Age (musical artist), pizza (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "that it doesn't only strengthen your body, but your mind also. It takes a lot of mental strength to convince your body that it can run at speeds it is unfamiliar with."

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