Pepperdine opens the WCC Tournament on Thursday against Saint Mary's.
There are currently 17 former Waves playing professionally both in the U.S. and internationally.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Aaron Barnett plates two runs in his 3-for-5 offensive outing vs. the Bulldogs.
Tracking a Busy Summer for Pepperdine
Waves swept Western Michigan with a 10-6 win Sunday (2/17). (Photos by Stephen Wandzura & Viktor Steury )
Waves vs. Oklahoma Sunday, February 19, 2012 Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Friday, Feb. 17 at Eddy D. Field Stadium Pepperdine vs. Oklahoma Photos by Stephen Wandzura
2014 MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the third round (No. 81 overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies ... Signed.
2014/JUNIOR: Played in all 61 games for the Waves ... Named to ABCA All-American first team, NCBWA/Collegiate Baseball/Perfect Game/Baseball America All-American second team ... Earned ABCA All-Region first team (LHP)/second team (OF) ... Named WCC Pitcher of the Year ... Was NCAA Regional MVP (SLO) and WCC Tournament MVP ... Named NCAA Player of the Week (3/25) and WCC Pitcher of the Week 2x(4/7, 5/12) ... Was a John Olerud Award finalist and named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list and National Pitcher of the Year watch list ... Started 17 games as the Waves' Sunday starter ... Led the NCAA in victories with a 13-1 record ... Was second in the WCC with a 1.95 ERA ... Led the WCC with 104 strikeouts on the year ... Allowed a .212 batting average in 115.2 innings pitched ... Also starting in centerfield for the Waves, he hit .314 at the plate ... Led the WCC with 13 home runs ... Led the team and was second in the WCC with 49 RBI ... Also had 13 doubles and three triples ... Slugged .554 and stole five bases ... Hit a home run and recorded a win on the mound in four games to lead all two-way players in the country ... Hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs, while also throwing 8.0 scoreless innings in a win against Santa Clara (3/23) ... Tossed a complete-game shutout against San Diego (5/11) ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters against San Francisco (4/19).
2013 MLB DRAFT: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round as a draft eligible sophomore ... Brown did not sign.
2013 SUMMER LEAGUE: Competed for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League ... Posted a 1-3 record with a 5.15 ERA in seven appearances (four starts) ... Struck out 25 and walked seven in 29.2 innings ... Selected to compete in the CCCBL Home Run Derby in the 2013 All-Star Game.
2013/SOPHOMORE: Captured Preseason Baseball America All-American Team selection as a utility player ... Battled injuries which limited offensive production ... Turned in solid season on the mound for the Waves, starting all 12 games ... Posted a 6-3 record with a 4.95 ERA and struck out 49 batters in 72.2 innings ... Won five consecutive starts during West Coast Conference play ... Tossed a complete game against eventual WCC regular season champion Gonzaga (4/21), allowing four runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and one walk in a 10-4 victory ... Struck out a season-high nine batters at Brigham Young (3/30) ... Tossed 8.0 innings, allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts in helping Pepperdine secure the series win at San Diego (4/14) ... Posted a 6-2 record during West Coast Conference play ... Allowed just 19 extra-base hits ... Batted .312 (15-48) with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI ... Led the Waves at the plate in league play, hitting at a .345 (10-29) with two doubles and a home run ... Connected for a homer in first hit of the season with a solo shot against Washington (4/7) ... Also went deep at Portland (5/17) ... Turned in six multi-hit games ... Posted seven-game hitting streak ... All-WCC Honorable Mention selection.
2012/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman, Brown appeared in 38 games in the field for the Waves, starting 32 of those in right field ... He also appeared in 16 games as a left-handed relief pitcher, striking out 19, with a 4.64 ERA through 21.1 innings pitched ... He batted .265 through 117 at bats, tallying 31 hits and 24 RBI ... Collected five doubles, one triple and one home run ... Was named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Midseason Watch List ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in just his second collegiate game vs. Oklahoma (2/18) ... Had a season-high four RBI after a 2-for-5 day with one double in victory over Kent State (3/18) ... He followed that up with a season-high four hits as he went 4-for-5 and scored one run vs. Kent State the next day (3/19) ... His first collegiate home run came on March 31 at Gonzaga to tie the game up and send things into extra innings, as he finished 2-for-6 from the plate that day ... He also had a stellar relief appearance on the mound in that contest vs. Gonzaga, throwing 3.2 innings during extra frames, striking out four and allowing only one hit, no runs ... Before getting hurt against Saint Mary's (4/7), Brown went 2-for-4 with three RBI in a victory ... His four strikeouts vs. Gonzaga (3/31) was a season high ... He also collected three strikeouts in 2.1 innings against Fresno State (6/3) in a comeback victory at the NCAA Stanford Regional ... In the NCAA Regional Brown tallied five strikeouts in 3.3 innings of work, allowing two runs on six hits in total ... Started the season off as a left-handed closer for the Waves before transitioning to more of a middle reliever role ... Tallied four saves, second best on the season .
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chatsworth High School with honors...played three years of varsity baseball under Tom Meusborn...Two-time All-West Valley League selection as a center fielder and pitcher...helped team to 2009 CIF City Section championship, 2010 semi-final appearance and 2011 finals appearance...Competed in California Collegiate League for the Glendale Angelenos, named league's top MLB hitting prospect and third best prospect overall...Drafted in the 17th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
PERSONAL: Given name is Aaron Joshua Brown...Son of Paul and Diane Brown...Has one brother, Jeremiah (25), and two sisters, Hannah (23) and Rachel (21)...Brother played football at the University of South Dakota...Chose Pepperdine because he considered it his dream school and is close to home...Majoring in business...Career goal is to play major league baseball...Lists striking out current Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas as his greatest sports thrill.
FAVORITES: Enjoys the outdoors, water sports, ping pong and sleeping in his free time...Lists Albert Pujols as his biggest sports hero for his internal character...Favorites include Josh Hamilton (baseball player), Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team), the Bible (book), Book of Eli (movie), Criminal Minds and ESPN (TV shows), Red (music artist) and Italian (food).