Waves return eight letterwinners to the 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens the season on March 8 at Zuma Beach.
SAND 2014: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Redshirted as a freshman.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the U.S. Beach Volleyball A1 (U19) training team in 2013.
CLUB: Played for San Diego Beach Volleyball Club from ages 15-18 ... Individually took third while team placed first at the 2013 West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Club Championships ... Also competed for Solana Beach VBC (12s), Coast VBC (13s), Omega VBC (14s, 15s) and Genuine VBC (16s, 17s, 18s).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from San Dieguito Academy in 2013 ... Played two seasons as a middle blocker on the varsity indoor volleyball squad and one season on junior varsity ... All-Valley League honorable mention as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Encinitas, Calif. ... Daughter of Rick and Jeanne Hettick ... Father is a contractor and mother is a mechanical engineer ... Has one younger brother, Nick ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the great team, the coaching staff, academics and the friendly environment" ... Says watching Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor winning their third Olympic gold medal as her most thrilling moment witnessed in sports ... Cites Majo Orellaana, member of the Guatemalan national team, her biggest sports hero because of her incredible work ethic ... Majoring in pre-business administration.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Kerri Walsh Jennings ... Favorite Book is Pride and Prejudice ... Favorite musical artist is Maroon 5 ... Favorite sport besides sand volleyball is indoor volleyball ... Favorite food is Mexican ... Favorite tv show is New Girl.