Baisden's award is the first player of the week award given by the WCC in 2016-17.
Rylee Baisden is already one off her career high of four goals in a season.
The Waves start the season 1-0 for the third-straight year.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
Many awards, mostly voted on by the student-athletes, were handed out Wednesday night.
Soccer vs. Kentucky
Women's Soccer vs. Arizona
Stephen Wandzura's photos from the Waves' 2-1 home loss to the Toreros.
Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 3-1 victory over the Gaels.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of the Waves' 2-1 home win vs. Pacific.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Started all 19 games for the Waves as a redshirt junior in 2015 … Posted two assists, tied for the team lead in that category … Took 25 shots, putting six on target … After finishing third on the Waves in scoring in 2014, jumped into a role as a defender in 2015 … Named All-WCC honorable mention … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll bronze honors and was named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in 22 games and made 11 starts as a redshirt sophomore for the Waves ... Tied for third on the team with four goals scored for a total of eight points ... As a consistent attacking threat, took 31 shots on the year, putting 14 on target ... Scored the game-winner against BYU (11/8) and had one goal in a 3-2 overtime win on the road at Kentucky (9/14) ... Scored in back-to-back games against Pacific (10/12) and San Diego (10/18).
PEPPERDINE 2013: Posted two goals and two assists for a total of six points as a redshirt freshman ... Appeared in 16 games and started six ... Attempted 21 shots ... Her goals came in back-to-back games vs. Pacific (10/25) and Saint Mary's (10/27) ... Also had an assist against the Gaels in a 3-1 win ... First career point came on an assist at Toledo (9/8).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted her first season at Pepperdine ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
ODP: Participated as a member of Cal South ODP, winning the National Championship in 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Esperanza High School, located in Yorba Linda, Calif., in 2012 ... Played four years of varsity soccer for head coach John King ... As a sophomore Baisden was the team's leading goal scorer as she led Esperanza to a league championship, a CIF championship and a state championship ... Also lettered in softball, winning the league championship in 2010.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Marv and Roxanne Baisden ... Father Marv played basketball and baseball at South Dakota State University ... Has two siblings: Bree and Clint ... Chose Pepperdine because "It is a beautiful school and the soccer program and staff are amazing."
FAVORITES: Enjoys horseback riding, hiking, photography and going to the beach ... Favorites include Lionel Messi (pro soccer player), FC Barcelona (pro soccer team), Dr. Seuss (book), She's the Man (movie), How I Met Your Mother (TV show), John West (musical artist), Mexican food (food) and hockey (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite thing about soccer is "the competition."