32 student-athletes from institutions throughout the West Coast Conference came to Malibu for the three-day event
Both players graduated last year after playing four seasons in Malibu.
Bria Richardson, Keitra Wallace and Ea Shoushtari made big plays at the end of the game.
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.
Ron Hall photos of the Waves' 76-59 victory over the Anteaters.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' 57-55 home exhibition win over Westmont.
Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Started all 27 of the games in which she appeared ... Named WCC All-Academic first team for the second year in a row ... Garnered All-WCC second team recognition for the first time ... Led the team in scoring and was eighth in the WCC with 14.8 points per game ... Led the WCC in steals with 2.5 steals per game ... Was seventh in the WCC in assists with 3.1 assists per game ... Played the fourth most minutes per game in the WCC with 33.8 ... Tied her career-high for assists with eight in an overtime win against LMU (12/29/14) ... Had a career-high and WCC season-high of nine steals against Cal Poly (11/25/14) ... Scored her season high of 29 points twice this season against Cal Poly (11/25/14) and LMU (12/29/14) ... Matched her career-high of eight rebounds against LMU (12/29/14) ... Scored in double digits in 23 of the 27 games played.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Started all 17 games she appeared in before suffering a season-ending injury ... Named WCC All-Academic first team ... Garnered WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Bronze honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete ... Was named WCC Player of the Week on 1/6/14 ... Led the Waves in scoring with 16.9 points per game ... Posted 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.7 steals in 34.6 minutes per game ... Averaged 15.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in the six WCC contests she competed in ... Her career-high 44 points against Santa Clara (1/2/14) were the second highest single-game total in both Pepperdine and WCC history ... 19 of her 44 points against Santa Clara were scored in the two overtimes, leading the Waves to a 100-93 win ... Also had a career-best seven steals against Santa Clara (1/2/14) ... Reached double-digits point totals in all but three games last year ... Had four games with at least 20 points ... Scored a then career-high 31 points in an 81-68 win at UC Riverside (12/6/13) ... Had a career-high eight assists in back-to-back games, against Oregon (11/25/13) and Long Beach State (11/30/13) ... Her eight rebounds against UC Irvine (11/14/13) were a career-high.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Turned in a solid sophomore campaign for the Waves, although slowed by injuries ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Averaged 6.4 points and reached double-digits four times ... Scored a career-high 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting in a 70-64 victory against Seattle U. (12/14) ... Turned in a 11-point outing with a season-high six rebounds at Portland (1/31) ... Scored 11 points with two assists in a road victory at UC Davis (11/9) in the 2012-13 season opener ... Dished out a season-best three assists four times, the last coming in an eight-point, six-rebound, three-assist effort at San Francisco (2/28) ... Swiped a career-high four steals against USF in the opening round of the 2013 West Coast Conference Championship.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Appeared in 10 games as a freshman, averaging 1.4 points per game in 3.6 minutes ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Tallied two steals and one assist ... Scored a season-high seven points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field vs. Santa Clara (1/14) ... Scored four points, all off of free throws, 4-of-6, at San Diego (1/28) ... Collected her first career rebound vs. Saint Mary's (2/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Named Daily Breeze Player of the Year ... Earned All-CIF 3AA first team honors, named to the LA Wave All-Area first team, MaxPreps Division 3 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Division 3 squad and MaxPreps All-State honorable mention ... Averaged 15.3 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 5.9 assists per game and 4.9 steals per game in her senior season ... Averaged double figures all four seasons ... Led squad to CIF 5AA championship title in 2010 and the CIF 3AA championship in 2011 ... CIF titles were the school's first in 60 years ... Academic honors include Angie Krezschmar Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award in 2011, the President's Award Silver Seal, named West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Scholar Athlete of Excellence (2011) and the B or Better Foundation Scholarship Award (2011).
CLUB: Played for Balboa Hills Elite.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Clarence and Yolanda Richardson ... Sister to Kiana Baysinger and Jason Richardson ... Father Clarence played basketball at Northwestern ... Uncle Carl Richardson played football at Pacific University ... Cousin Eric Davis is a former major leaguer, best known for his time with the Cincinnati Reds ... Uncle Renard Young played football at UNLV ... Aspires to be a pharmacist ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the awesome coaching staff, beautiful location, proximity to home and stellar academics."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, relaxing and spending time with family and friends ... Favorite pro basketball players are Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant ... Favorite book is The Last Lecture ...Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite TV show is Phineas and Ferb ... Favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson ... Favorite food is chicken strips ... Favorite sport other than basketball is football ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."