Gehrels leads the team with a 3.649 grade point average in his junior season.
The Waves disrupted top-ranked BYU's 13-match winning streak with the win.
Wieczorek tabs a career-high 19 kills on the night.
David Wieczorek led the team with 10 kills and three service aces.
David Wieczorek tabbed a career-high 28 kills and Joshua Stewart posted his first double-double with 46 assists and 10 digs.
PEPPERDINE CAREER: Three-time Pepperdine Scholar Athlete … MPSF All-Academic in 2016 … In three years at Pepperdine, has competed in 22 matches and 37 sets … Averaged 1.96 kills/set, 0.16 aces/set, 0.88 digs/set, 0.52 blocks/set and 2.42 points/set for the Waves … Has produced a .167 hitting percentage after putting down 56 kills with 28 errors on 131 attempts … Has amassed five aces, 26 digs and 14 total blocks including two solo efforts for 69 total points … Member of Pepperdine Student-Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as the National SAAC … Represented Pepperdine and student-athletes at the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Collegiate Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) national convention in 2016.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in eight matches and 10 sets ... Credited with three kills and three digs at UC San Diego (2/13) ... Totaled seven kills and 8.5 points on the season ... Delivered an ace at North Greenville (1/5) ... Teamed up with Mitchell Penning for a block at match point vs. Cal State Northridge (1/21) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in two matches and two sets, coming in both times to serve ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Played for the Arizona Premier Volleyball Club ... Took home back-to-back silver medals in the 18U Club Division at the Boy's Junior National Volleyball Championship ... All-tournament team selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 2013 ... Played four seasons on the varsity squad for head coach Amy Johnson ... Named All-Southern Arizona Player of the Year as a senior by the Tucson Citizen and the Arizona Daily Star ... 2011 and 2013 All-State second team selection by AZCentral.com ... First-team selection in 2012 ... Holds school record with 957 career kills ... Also holds the school record for career aces ... Led Salpointe Catholic to a runner-up finish at the 2011 5A state championship ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Tucson, Ariz. ... Son of Jennifer O'Brien and George Gehrels ... Has two older sisters, Aleida and Taiya ... Mother is a kindergarten teacher and father is a professor of geosciences at Arizona ... Majoring in sports administration ... Makes annual family trips to Alaska to spend time on the family's boat ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its prestigious academic and athletic reputation. That, plus the opportunity to be coach by Marv Dunphy was just too good to pass up."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Matt Anderson ... Cites Anderson as his favorite because "he exemplifies what I want to do in life and where I want to be. He is a role model athletically and someone I strive to play like" ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite TV show is 24 ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite pro sports team is the Seattle Seahawks ... Favorite movie is The Hangover ... Favorite musical group is Blink-182 ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball ... Enjoys spending time with friends and playing X-Box.