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Alex Harthaller
Alex  Harthaller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Innsbruck, Austria

High School:
Akademischeg Gymnasium

Last College:
IPFW

Height:
6-6

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
1V


06/14/2018

Harthaller Earns CoSIDA Academic All-American Honors

Alex Harthaller is the first Pepperdine men's volleyball player to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American first team honors.

05/17/2018

Harthaller Garners Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors

Harthaller was one of Pepperdine University's five Valedictorians of 2018.

05/08/2018

Five Waves Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors

Alex Harthaller was named one of Pepperdine's five Valedictorians this year.

04/30/2018

Wieczorek, Harthaller Garner AVCA All-American Acclaim

This is the second-straight season Wieczorek has earned AVCA All-American honors.

04/12/2018

Wieczorek Named MPSF Player of the Year; Five to All-MPSF

Wieczorek's top honor is the seventh time that a Wave has achieved the MPSF honor all-time.

04/14/2018

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC (MPSF Quarterfinal)

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC (MPSF Quarterfinal)

04/07/2018

Men's Volleyball: #4 Pepperdine vs. Stanford - Senior Night

Men's Volleyball: #4 Pepperdine vs. Stanford - Senior Night

04/05/2018

MVB vs. BYU (04/05/2018)

MVB vs. BYU (04/05/2018)

03/15/2018

MVB vs. Concordia (3/15/2018)

MVB vs. Concordia (3/15/2018)

03/10/2018

Men's Volleyball: #7 Pepperdine vs. #6 Loyola Chicago

Men's Volleyball: #7 Pepperdine vs. #6 Loyola Chicago

AWARDS:

  • AVCA All-America honorable mention – 2018
  • CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-America first team – 2018
  • CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District first team – 2018
  • Pepperdine Co-Valedictorian – 2018
  • All-MPSF second team – 2018
  • MPSF Defender of the Week – 3/19/18
  • MPSF All-Academic first team – 2018
  • Pepperdine Dean’s List – 2017, 18
  • Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete – 2017, 18

PEPPERDINE CAREER: Was one of five Pepperdine Valedictorians after amassing a 4.0 grade point average during his time at Pepperdine … Became the first-ever Pepperdine men’s volleyball player to earn a spot on the CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-American first team … Started in 31 matches and played in 36 after two seasons with Pepperdine … In 127 sets played, amassed 2.61 kills/set on a .227 success rate, along with 0.31 aces/set, 1.26 digs/set, 0.57 blocks/set and 3.23 points/set … Totaled 331 kills, 40 aces, 160 digs, 73 blocks with six solo rejections and 410.5 points … Led the Waves in aces in 15 matches and totaled double-figure kills 18 times … Tabbed a career-high 18 kills twice with his last being against UC Irvine (1/14/18) along with a career-best five aces in the game … Tallied a career-best .708 hitting percentage with 17 kills and no errors on 24 swings against UCLA (2/23/18).

PEPPERDINE 2018: Was one of five Pepperdine Valedictorians after amassing a 4.0 grade point average during his time at Pepperdine … Became the first-ever Pepperdine men’s volleyball player to earn a spot on the CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-American first team … One of three Waves to start in all 23 matches … In 83 sets played, averaged 3.07 kills/set, 1.41 digs/set, 0.67 blocks/set and 0.36 aces/set to post 3.79 points/set on the season … Totaled 255 kills on a .269 success rate, while adding 30 aces, 117 digs and 56 blocks with three solo efforts … Amassed 314.5 total points in his senior campaign … Led the Waves in aces in 10 matches, in hitting percentage and digs in five matches, with kills in four matches and blocks in two matches … Posted a double-double on March 18 with 14 kills on a .367 success rate, along with 11 digs against Hawai’i at home … Tabbed double-figure kills 16 times and double-figure digs once … Ranked nationally in six separate categories including 33rd in the country and 8th in the MPSF with 3.79 points/set … Also ranked 38th nationally and eight in the conference with 0.36 aces/set … Amassed a season-best 18-kills and five aces against UC Irvine (Jan. 14) … Posted a season-high .708 hitting percentage (17-0-24) against UCLA (Feb. 23).

PEPPERDINE 2017: Started in eight-of-13 matches played and 44 total sets in his premier season with the Waves … Averaged 1.73 kills/set, 0.23 aces/set, 0.98 digs/set, 0.39 blocks/set and 2.18 points/set for Pepperdine … Hit for a .116 clip with 76 kills and 50 errors on 225 swings … Also tabbed 10 aces, 43 digs and 17 blocks including three solo rejections … Posted a Pepperdine career-high 18 kills at Loyola Chicago (1/13) and  four blocks and three aces against UCLA at home (2/11) … Led the Waves in aces on five occasions and totaled double-figure kills twice.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – PURDUE UNIVERSITY, FORT WAYNE 2014-2016: Played at Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort Wayne in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association under coaches Armond Ball and Ryan Perrotte for two seasons … Earned Off the Block National Freshman of the Week accolades on three occasions in 2015 (2/3, 2/10, 4/6), MIVA Offensive Player of the Week once in 2015 (4/7) and was a Off the Block National Freshman All-American in 2015 … Earned Dean’s List honors with a 4.0 … In 2016, appeared in 15 matches … Earned All-MIVA honorable mention after totaling 159.5 points off 125 kills and 28 total blocks … Posted a season-high .500 hitting percentage on an 11-0-20 performance at Ohio State in the MIVA quarterfinals (4/17) … Tabbed a season-best 19 kills at Loyola (4/8) … Tallied one double-double on the season with 13 kills and 10 digs at Quincy (4/2) … In 2015, started in all 30 matches for IPFW … Earned All-MIVA second team honors … Led the Mastadons with 326 kills and 40 aces, averaging 2.96 kills/set and 0.36 aces/set … Amassed 156 digs (1.42 digs/set), which was the second most for any school in the IPFW … Posted a season-best 26 kills at Ball State (2/5) and recorded a season-high six aces against Penn State (1/17) … Tallied two double-doubles, one at Sacred Heart (1/23) with 11 kills and 11 digs; and one against Lindenwood in the MIVA Tournament (4/24) with 16 kills and 10 digs … Finished in the top-10 for most kills and aces in the MIVA … Academic All-MIVA honors.

AUSTRIA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played for Team Austria U21 in 2014 and has played with Team Austria men’s team since 2015 … Helped the team to a spot in the European League Final Four in 2016 … Also played for Hypo Tirol Volleyballteam in Innsbruck from ages eight to 19 … Helped the teams earn an Austrian Volleyball Champion title in the men’s division, an Austrian Champion title in the Under 21 division, an Austrian Cup Championship and CEV Champions League participation.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria in 2013.

PERSONAL: Son of Maria and Josef Harthaller … Has four siblings: Martin, Michael, Thomas and Teresa … Majoring in International Business at Pepperdine … Has aspirations of becoming a financial analyst after graduating.

FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Michal Kubiak … Favorite pro team is Hypo Tirol Volleyballteam, Perugia … Favorite books are the Harry Potter series … Favorite movies are The Dark Knight and the Lord of the Rings trilogy … Favorite TV shows are Prison Break and Dexter … Favorite musical artist are the Chainsmokers … Favorite foods are steak or Chinese … Favorite sports other than volleyball are soccer, skiing, table tennis and basketball.

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