Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
The Waves opened the season with a 2-1 series win over Oakland
The Waves are coming off back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances.
Pepperdine had 15 different players playing in seven different leagues around the country.
The Waves close out the series vs. the Pilots on Sunday.
JUNIOR/2016: Appeared in 47 games as a junior, making 41 starts for the Waves … Drove in 18 runs and scored 17 … batted .240, with 35 total hits, five doubles, one triple and one home run … Slugged .308 and had a .327 on-base percentage … Stole a pair of bases … Had a team-high eight outfield assists … Drew a career-high three walks against LMU (4/17) … Matched a career-high with two sacrifice bunts against Pacific (5/20) … Had a career-best two outfield assists against both USC (4/5) and LMU (4/17) … Notched eight multi-hit games … Went a season-high 3-for-4 against Pacific (5/22) … Drove in multiple runs five different times and scored multiple runs twice.
SOPHOMORE/2015: Appeared in and started 59 games this season … Named All-WCC first team … Finished the year batting .309, which was tops among regular starters for the Waves … Led the team with 19 doubles on the year … Also finished the season with 67 hits and 26 RBI … Posted two triples and three home runs … Drove in a career-best four runs against UC Santa Barbara (2/24) … Stole three bases on three attempts … Drew 27 walks, posting an on-base percentage of .391.
FRESHMAN/2014: Appeared in 51 games making 48 starts for the Waves ... Named to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Was fourth on the team with a .283 batting average ... Tied for fifth on the team with 28 RBI ... His four homers were tied for third on the squad ... Also hit eight doubles and one triple ... Hit his fourth homer of the year in the final game of the NCAA Super Regional against TCU (6/9) ... Drove in seven runs during the postseason to lead the Waves ... Had a pair of two-hit, two-RBI games against TCU in the Super Regional and drove in two runs and scored two more in the Regional final against Cal Poly.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles ... Played two varsity seasons for Brian Felten ... Was named to the All-State team by CalHisports and was All-CIF Division I first team as a senior ... Earned All-Mission League first team honors and was offensive MVP for Loyola senior year ... Hit .341 with 43 RBI, a .527 on base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage for his career.
CLUB: Played for Elite Baseball Irvine, Arroyo Seco Saints and the SoCal A's ... Seco Saints team lost to Puerto Rico in the semifinals of the Palomino World Series in 2013 ... Made the Elite Baseball Series All-Tournament team in 2012 and was an Area Code Game invitee.
PERSONAL: Given name is Brandon Louis Caruso ... Born in Beverly Hills, Calif. ... Plans to major in film studies ... Son of D.J. and Holly ... Brother to Daniel (15), Sophia (12), Charlie (7) and Sally (6) ... Chose Pepperdine for its strong baseball program and a chance to major in film.
FAVORITES: Dustin Pedroia (pro baseball player); Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team); The Catcher in the Rye (book); Cool Hand Luke (movie); Breaking Bad (TV show); Zac Brown Band (musical artist); Pasta (food); Football and Basketball (sport other than baseball)