Women's Basketball: Pepperdine Announces 2013-14 Signings
Waves Welcome Allie Green and Jaya Schultz to Malibu
Nov. 26, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine women’s basketball welcomed its two newest student-athletes for the 2013-14 season as announced today by head coach Julie Rousseau. The Waves signed 5-10 guard Allie Green (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento Charter HS) and 5-11 guard Jaya Schultz (Santa Clarita, Calif./Canyon HS) to National Letters of Intent (NLI).
Both Green and Schultz should make key contributions for the Waves and continue the tradition of outstanding perimeter players at Pepperdine.
“It is an absolute honor to have two exceptional student-athletes, and most importantly, two outstanding young women join the Pepperdine family,” Rousseau said. “What a blessing to have both Allie and Jaya as the newest Waves in our program. I know everyone in the Pepperdine community will embrace them as much as the women’s basketball program already has.”
ALLIE GREEN, 5-10, Guard (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento Charter HS)
Green is geared for a strong senior campaign after missing the 2011-12 season with an injury. A two-year letter-winner for Sacramento Charter School, Green averaged 12.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game en route to All-Metro first team honors as a sophomore. The Dragons have advanced to the NorCal finals in each of the last two seasons. An accomplished club player, Green competes for the Cal Sparks NorCal Black, which achieved a national ranking of No. 43 in its inaugural season. No fewer than six seniors on the 2011-12 squad earned Division I scholarships. An honor roll student, Green volunteered at the Oak Park Community Center and at youth basketball clinics.
WHY GREEN CHOSE PEPPERDINE: “I chose Pepperdine because it has a good educational program in my field of study. It feels like a family environment with a great coaching staff that cares about their team. The girls on the team are the type of people I enjoy being around. I also chose Pepperdine because of its firm belief in God.”
COACH ROUSSEAU ON GREEN: “Allie Green is an exceptional athlete with great scoring ability and comes in from a very successful program at Sacramento Charter High School, where excellence is a part of the very fabric and culture of the school. Allie is ranked in the top-100 in her position as a guard as she continues to display an ability to not only play against the best in the country, but to excel.”
JAYA SCHULTZ, 5-11 Guard (Santa Clarita, Calif./Canyon HS)
A three-year letter-winner at Canyon High School, Schultz enjoyed a strong junior season for the Cowboys, averaging 11.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. An All-Foothill League second team selection and a Daily News Junior All Star, Schultz helped SCHS to three straight Foothill League titles, a pair of CIF Quarterfinals (2010 & 2012) and the 2011 CIF Semifinals. Schultz competed for West Coast Premier and helped the club capture the Peach State Invitational, Best of the West titles in 2012 and the Swift Hawaiian Classic and Grand Oasis Invitational championships in 2011. An honor roll student, Schultz volunteered at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation Walk and at a local food pantry, feeding the homeless.
WHY SCHULTZ CHOSE PEPPERDINE: “Pepperdine has a reputation for having outstanding academics and wonderful people. My future coaches at Pepperdine are not only great coaches but also aspiring role models. The campus is close to home so I can see my family often and it's the perfect school for the major I want to pursue.”
COACH ROUSSEAU ON SCHULTZ: Jaya Schultz also brings great gifts to our program as a tireless worker and demonstrates excellence in her play. Jaya displays both perimeter and post skills and plays with tremendous ferocity on the court. Jaya is a catalyst, making everyone around her better.”