Harthaller Garners Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors

Alex  Harthaller (22) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
Alex Harthaller (22) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
May 17, 2018


MALIBU, Calif. - Alex Harthaller of the Pepperdine men's volleyball team garnered Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's At-Large first team honors, as released by CoSIDA on Thursday morning.   

This is senior Harthaller's (Innsbruck, Austria/Akademischeg Gymnasium/IPFW) first Academic All-District honor with the Waves.  The award recognized the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom.  With the All-District accolade, Harthaller will advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with the team to be announced in June.

Harthaller made a big impact in the classroom for the Waves after being named one of five of Pepperdine's Valedictorians this year.  He maintained a 4.0 after two seasons at Pepperdine while studying International Business.  This season, the Austrian also earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team honors as well.



On the court, he earned AVCA All-American honorable mention status, an All-MPSF second team nod and picked up MPSF Defensive Player of the Week honors on March 19.  He put up one double-double this season, while marking double-figure kills in 17 separate matches.  This season, he marked 3.07 kills/set on a .269 success rate, while adding 0.36 aces/set, 1.41 digs/set and 0.67 blocks/set. 

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