Brendan Lane played in five of the Kings' games in Las Vegas.
More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Brendan Lane was the WCC's Defensive Player of the Year in his one season playing for Pepperdine.
Pepperdine's 15 wins were the most since 2005.
Photos by Tod Fierner (Saint Mary's) and Kyle Terada (WCC) of the Waves' 80-69 loss to SMC in the WCC quarterfinals.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 86-78 loss to the Broncos.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 77-53 loss to the Dons.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 69-67 overtime loss to the Gaels.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 80-69 home win over Pacific.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: In his one and only season on the floor for Pepperdine, named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-WCC honorable mention honors ... Also made the WCC All-Academic first team, the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" list and a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Averaged 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 29.3 minutes ... Started all 30 games in which he played ... Had one of the best shot-blocking seasons in school history ... Led the WCC and ranked 36th nationally with 2.4 blocks per game ... Both his average and his total of 73 blocks rank third in Pepperdine single-season history ... Also led the WCC in league games only at 2.5 blocks per game ... Ended the season with a streak of 19 straight games with a block, the second-longest run in school history ... Also had a stretch of seven consecutive games with multiple blocks, the fourth-longest streak of its kind in program history ... Also in the WCC's overall figures, ranked fifth in field goal percentage (.547), seventh in rebounding and 17th in scoring ... Ranked 36th nationally in field goal percentage ... Led the team with eight double-doubles ... Scored in double-figures 21 times and had five games with 20 or more points ... Scored a career-high 26 points twice: vs. Green Bay (11/28) and at Santa Clara (1/2) ... He also had a career-high 17 rebounds at Santa Clara and recorded the first 25-15 game at Pepperdine since January 2005 ... Other season highs were five assists vs. Denver (11/29), seven blocked shots vs. San Diego Christian (11/9) and three steals and 43 minutes played vs. Saint Mary's (2/8) ... The seven blocks in the season opener vs. SDC tied the seventh-most in a single game at Pepperdine (and was the most ever by a Wave making his debut).
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Chose to redshirt his first year at Pepperdine ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
UCLA: Graduated from UCLA in spring 2012 with a degree in economics after three years ... Over his three seasons with the Bruins, appeared in 79 games, starting eight, and averaged 2.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.4 minutes ... Shot 50% or better from the field all three years ... Appeared in 19 games as a 2011-12 junior, averaging 1.6 points and 1.8 rebounds ... Had season highs of eight points and six rebounds vs. Chaminade ... Played in 33 of 34 games and started five as a 2010-11 sophomore ... Averaged personal bests of 3.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots ... Scored a season-high eight points in the NCAA Tournament vs. Michigan State ... As a 2009-10 freshman, posted 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 27 games (three starts) ... Scored a then-career-high 11 points at Washington as a freshman ... Saw action against Pepperdine in each of the his three seasons (the Waves visited Pauley Pavilion twice and the two schools played in the Sports Arena in 2011-12) ... Two of his then-career highs were set against Pepperdine in 2010 (three assists and two three-pointers made) ... Shot 52.4% from the field in his three seasons ... Earned postseason awards from UCLA in 2012 as the Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award for Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish Contributions, and in 2011 for the UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award/Academic Achievement and Team Contribution.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Rocklin (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Was the Division 2 State Player of the Year in 2009 and was named the Sacramento Bee's Area Player of the Year ... Rated as one of the nation's top 75 recruits by Rivals.com (#49), ESPN (#69) and Scout.com (#73) ... Named to the All-Sierra Foothill League first team three times and was league MVP as a junior and senior ... Rocklin captured three league titles and went 116-16 (.879) in his four years ... Reached the state championship game in 2009 before losing to Rialto Eisenhower High School ... Recorded a triple-double in the state finals with 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks ... Averaged 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 1.6 assists as a senior ... Averaged 20.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 1.3 assists as a junior ... Averaged 14.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 assists as a sophomore ... Also earned all-league honors in water polo and track and field.
CLUB: Played AAU basketball for Elite Basketball Organization (EBO).
PERSONAL: Born in Montpelier, Vt. ... Son of Lelia and Steve Lane ... Has four siblings, Chelsea, Olivia, Dylan and Cody ... His brother Dylan played football at Sacramento State and his sister Olivia plays volleyball at Hawaii Hilo ... Pursuing a master's degree in applied finance ... Chose to continue his education at Pepperdine because "I was excited about the direction the program was heading and to have the opportunity to be involved in that process."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing video games ... Favorites include LeBron James (pro basketball player), Freakonomics (book), SportsCenter (TV show), Mexican (food) and water polo (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about playing basketball is "the team aspect with everyone working together for a common goal."