THIS YEAR: Cory Brightwell begins his senior season at Pepperdine . . . One of four seniors on the Waves' roster . . . Excels both on the field and in the classroom . . . Expected to be Pepperdine's starting left fielder in 2004 . . . A tough, versatile competitor . . . Considered one of Pepperdine's most consistent hitters and has a good arm . . . Possesses the ability to hit for a high average and power . . . Becoming recognized as one of the top players in the West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . An All-District 8 and All-WCC academic pick as sophomore and junior.
2003: Named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII team . . . Appeared in 61 games, all as a starter, and recorded a .269 batting average with three home runs and 37 RBI . . . Totaled a career-high 19 doubles...Had 15 multiple-hit games and ranked second on the Waves with eight multiple-RBI games . . . Equaled career-high with four hits and five RBI versus UC Riverside (2-26) . . . Four of his five RBI came on a game-winning grand slam in the fifth inning to help the Waves to a 13-10 victory . . . Also scored a season-high tying three runs . . . Had a nine-game hitting streak during which time he batted .385 (15-for-39) with 10 runs scored, four doubles, a triple and six RBI.
2002: Received honorable mention All-WCC accolades after batting .326 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI while starting 58 of 62 games . . . Batting average and home run totals ranked third on the team . . . Also placed third on the team with 77 hits and 17 doubles . . . Finished second on the Waves with 133 total bases and .564 slugging percentage . . . Led the club with 53 runs scored . . . Batted .346 with eight home runs and a team-leading 31 RBI in WCC play . . . Had 23 multiple hit and 10 multiple RBI games . . . Recorded a career-high 11-game hitting streak during which time he hit .375 (18-for-48) with nine runs scored, nine extra base hits and 13 RBI . . . Had a career-high four hits (three doubles, one home run), three runs scored and five RBI at Saint Mary's . . . Batted .500 (7-for-14) with four runs scored and three RBI in three-game series versus San Diego . . . Clubbed first career home run at UC Irvine.
2001: Played in nine games and started two . . . Batted .167 (2-for-12) with a run scored and RBI . . . Made collegiate debut as a defensive replacement versus Nevada (2-2) . . . Had first college at-bat versus USC (2-21) . . . Went 2-for-4 with an RBI, including the game-winning hit, in initial collegiate start at Portland (3-3) . . . Scored first career run versus Saint Mary's (3-10).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Alamo Heights High in San Antonio, Texas . . . Tabbed all-state as a pitcher following senior year . . . Selected all-city as a junior . . . Named all-tournament at the Alamo Heights Tournament junior and senior seasons . . . An all-academic selection all four years.
PERSONAL: Born September 19, 1982, Brightwell is a resident of San Antonio, Texas . . . A 2000 graduate of Alamo Heights High in San Antonio . . . Graduated in the top 10 percent of high school class . . . Competed in the AAU National Tournament in Norman, Oklahoma and was a member of 17 & under team that finished fifth during the summer of 1999 . . . Considered Loyola Marymount, Princeton and Texas Christian before choosing Pepperdine.
My Personal Goals For The Season: To be a huge contributor to the team's success in any way and to make All-Conference honors.
My Team Goals For The Season: Win the WCC Championship and CWS appearance.
My Nickname: "Bright"
My All-Time Favorite Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Famous People That I've Seen In Malibu: Cher, Pamela Anderson and Adam Sandler
The First Thing I Thought Of When I Arrived At Pepperdine: Lots of stairs!!!!!
My Superstitions Before A Game Are: I can't tell or they won't be mine.
My All-Time Favorite Movie And Sports Movie: "Shawshank Redemption" and "The Natural"
My Ultimate Sports Fantasy Is: To win the College World Series.
Something That Most People Don't Know About Me: I love to fish.
My Last DVD Purchase Was: "Old School"
What Motivates Me Most?: Coffee in the morning
The Most Influential People In My Life Are: My parents and my Grandmother