Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
Pepperdine opens the WCC Tournament on Thursday against Saint Mary's.
Pepperdine bounced back from a tough weekend at Gonzaga with a big win on Thursday.
Pepperdine swept the series by a combined score of 41-12.
SOPHOMORE/2017: Appeared in 27 games, making 13 starts as a sophomore in 2017 for the Waves … Had 10 hits on the year, scored eight runs and posted seven RBI … Hit two doubles and one homer … Was 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll bronze honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN/2016: Had a stellar freshman campaign in 2016, appearing in 48 games and making 46 starts for the Waves on his way to earning WCC All-Freshman Team honors … Was second on the team with a .291 batting average, posting the second most hits with 58 … Drove in 26 runs and scored 29 … Hit two homers, four doubles and two triples … Slugged .362 and had a .335 on-base percentage … Drew 11 walks and stole one base … Did not record an error and made three outfield assists as the Waves’ starting left-fielder … Had a four-hit game against San Diego (3/24) … Posted a season-high seven total bases against Columbia (3/14) hitting a double, a homer and a single … Drove in four runs twice in a series against Columbia (3/12, 3/14) … Scored three runs against Gonzaga (3/19).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four varsity seasons at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (L.A.C.E.S.), under coach Alexis Lopez … Compiled a .485 batting average over prep career … During his senior year, batted .519 with 39 RBI, 40 runs, and 35 stolen bases … Set a league record during his senior year for longest hitting streak, with 26 games in a row … Named to the All-State Small Schools first team, as well as being named the Los Angeles City Section Division 3 MVP.
CLUB: Played for Bownet Elite Club under Coach Derron Spiller … Also played for Westchester Babe Ruth in the Babe Ruth World Series for two years … Named to the All-World Series team both years.
PERSONAL: Born Matthew Charles Kanfer to Michael and Gina in Santa Monica, Calif. … Father is an Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor … Would like to direct and edit music videos after finishing school as a Media Production Major…Chose Pepperdine because he believed it to be “the best school in the country to be both a student and an athlete.”
FAVORITES: Derek Jeter (Pro Athlete) … New York Yankees (Pro Team) … To Kill a Mockingbird (Book) … Pulp Fiction (Movie)… Breaking Bad (TV show) … Chance the Rapper (Musical Artist)… Mama’s Chicken Piccata (Food)… Tennis (Sport Besides Baseball)