Baseball: Pepperdine Signs Andrew Wright for the 2014 Season
Waves Welcome Standout Prep Pitcher to Malibu
Jan. 17, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine baseball is pleased to announce the signing of 6-4 LHP Andrew Wright (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) to a National Letters of Intent to compete at Pepperdine in the 2014 season as released today by head coach Steve Rodriguez.
Pepperdine Baseball will release a new member of its 2014 class every Thursday on the official website of Pepperdine Athletics, PepperdineSports.com.
ANDREW WRIGHT, 6-4, 200, LHP (Cathedral Catholic HS)
A two-year letter-winner for Cathedral Catholic High School, Wright helped the Dons to back-to-back CIF Championships. Wright competed for the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Team, the Pro-Scout All-StarTeam and the Perfect Game World Series Tournament Team in 2012. A standout student, Wright is a three-time honor roll selection and served as the lead editor for Cathedral Catholic Television. Active in community service projects, Wright traveled to the Dominican Republic and donated baseball equipment and conducted clinics in addition to multiple service projects in the San Diego area.
Why Wright Chose Pepperdine: “I wanted to attend a school that would prepare me for my future; my dream is to be a professional baseball player. I believed that Pepperdine University would give me the best opportunity to make my future as successful as possible with its academic and athletic prestige.”
Coach Rodriguez on Wright: “Andrew is going to fill a great role for us as a big left-handed pitcher. He is still developing as a pitcher and he should be a big impact guy for us his freshman year. With our strength and conditioning program, I would expect Andrew to blossom in big ways like Noah Lowry did here.”
AN INSIDE LOOK AT WRIGHT
Pro baseball player: Barry Zito
Pro athlete: Peyton Manning
Pro team: Denver Broncos
TV Show: Fringe
What sporting event would you most like to attend? The Major League All Star Game
What is your most exciting/thrilling moment in your sports career? Robbing a friend's go-ahead home run in a high school game against our rivals, then striking him out in the seventh for the save.
What do you want to accomplish on and off the field at Pepperdine? I want to develop my baseball skills as well as my future, and I want to win the WCC.