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Eighteen Student Athletes Earn Fall WCC All-Academic Honors


Jan. 26, 2011

MALIBU, Calif. - A total of 18 student-athletes at Pepperdine were awarded Fall All-Academic honors from the West Coast Conference today, including four that made their respective first teams.

The first teamers included:

- Laura Cole (Whittier, Calif./La Habra HS), a junior on the women's soccer team, who was the squad's top scorer and an All-WCC honorable mention selection.

- Kim Hill (Portland, Ore./Portland Christian HS), a junior on the women's volleyball team, who earned AVCA All-American honorable mention and All-WCC first team honors in the fall.

- Lauren Lodge (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton HS), a junior on the women's cross country team, who earned All-WCC honors after placing fifth overall at the conference championship meet.

- Jordan Wozniak (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge HS), a junior on the men's cross country team, who was Pepperdine's second-fastest runner at the WCC Championships.

Lodge and Hill are two-time WCC All-Academic first team selections, while Wozniak was honorable mention in 2009.

From each of Pepperdine's four squads, here were the honorable mention selections:

Men's Cross Country: Sean King

Women's Cross Country: Emily Branch, Elizabeth Coe, Hannah DeWalt, Megan Doeding, Paige Mobley, Katherine Schmidt, Mary Stutzman.

Women's Volleyball: Krista Friedman.

Women's Soccer: Karissa Garcia, Callie Payetta, Ana Pontes, Michelle Spacciapolli, Myriah Stockman.

To be considered, a student-athlete must be in at least their second year of competition, earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and also be a significant contributor to his or her team.

"The West Coast Conference prides itself on excellence both in the classroom and on the fields of play," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "We are proud to recognize these student-athletes, who exemplify the core values of our member institutions, for their outstanding accomplishments and for representing the ideals of the West Coast Conference."



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