Katie Messing surpasses the 900 career kills milestone with 16 vs. LMU on Saturday. Her career tally now stands at 912.
The Waves open the season with back-to-back home tournaments beginning the weekend of August 30-31.
59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
Head Coach Nina Matthies welcomes three more to the Pepperdine ranks.
Pepperdine concludes 2012 season with a 20-12 record after falling in the first round of postseason action.
NCAA Tournament: Pepperdine vs. Dayton (Photos by Eric Evans)
Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - Senior Day - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. BYU on Nov. 15, 2012 Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. Portland, Sept. 22, 2012, Photos by Jeff Golden
Pepperdine vs. Colorado State
CAREER: Finished indoor career ranked sixth in career hitting percentage (.331), second in career blocks (455), eighth in blocks/set average (1.05) and second in sets played (433) ... In four seasons has totaled 889 kills, 117 assists, 229 digs and 1,206.0 points ... Averaged 2.05 kills ... Appeared in 119 matches and 433 sets ... Left Pepperdine ranked fourth in sand program history with 59 wins ... Produced a record of 59-13 over three seasons ... Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2012 while playing in the No. 4 spot in the lineup alongside Kellie Woolever ... Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 5 spot in the lineup alongside Sophie Asprey.
SAND 2014: Partnered with Sophie Asprey .... Went 17-2 overall, including 12-1 in duals, all at No. 5 ... Produced a 2-1 record at the AVCA National Championship ... Won the Bronze Bracket of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach, topping teammates Emily Cook and Katie Messing in the finals ... 16-1 in two set matches ... Only went three sets twice in 2014, outlasting Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler of USC 15-21, 21-16, 17-15 in the season opener before dropping a 12-21, 21-16, 15-9 decision vs. Hawaii's No. 2 team of Katie Spieler and Nikki Taylor in pairs play at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista ... Credited with five blocks in a 21-19, 23-21 victory over Sierra Sanchez and Hailey Luke of Florida State during the national championship team finals ... Tallied eight blocks vs. Bakersfield's Lisa Bartsch and Julia Bowen (3/16) ... Dished eight aces in a two-set win over Anne-Sophie Bauer and Jessica Diederich of Pacific (4/19) ...Season-high in kills set at 16 in a 21-8, 21-18 triumph over Ciana and Morea Wagner of Long Beach State (3/18) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
SAND 2013: Partnered with both Jazmine Orozco and Taylor Racich ... Went 16-3 overall alongside Racich, including 14-2 from the No. 4 spot in the lineup ... Posted a 5-3 record with Orozco, including 3-2 at No. 5 ... Opened partnership with Racich part way through the season with 13 consecutive wins ... Defeated Hawaii's No. 1 team of Jane Croson and Ashley Castl 22-14, 21-17 in pairs play in Malibu on April 6 ... Went 2-1 with Racich at the AVCA National Championship ... Clinched the dual, 3-2, vs. Florida State (5/4) during the semifinals of the national championship with a straight-set victory over Mallory Kiley and Fatma Yildirim ... Tagged down a season-high 17 kills versus Lauren Minkel and Jocelyn Neely of Long Beach State (5/4) ... Posted eight blocks against Ali Longo and Karlee Riggs of Hawaii (4/6) ... Averaged a team-high 1.97 blocks/set.
INDOOR 2012: Earned All-WCC honorable mention accolades for the third season ... Ranked fourth in the conference and 30th in the NCAA with a .373 (262-56-553) hitting percentage ... Hitting percentage ranks fifth in the Waves' single season rally-scoring era record book ... Totaled 132 blocks in 2012 which ranks the third most by any Pepperdine player in a single season (rally scoring era only) ... Blocks average of 1.12 ranks ninth in program rally-scoring era history ... Nailed down 262 kills for a 2.22 average as a senior ... Saw action in 118 sets and started in all 32 matches ... Reached double-digits in kills on nine occasions ... Set a new career record in hitting percentage against Cal State Fullerton (9/1) with a .714 (10-0-14) clip ... Followed that up with an errorless 12-for-22 effort against Arizona (9/1) for a .545 hitting percentage ... Subsequently named MVP of the Pepperdine Asics Classic .... Handed out a career-high seven assists vs. Florida State (9/14) ... Tagged down a season-high 15 kills vs. San Diego (10/6) ... Totaled 28 aces ... Tallied a season-best nine blocks vs. Loyola Marymount (10/25) ... Credited for at least two blocks in 30 matches this season ... Hit .500 or better in 11 matches ... Voted to the all-tournament teams at the Dayton Flyer Classic and the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup ... Other season totals include 68 assists, 81 digs and 360.5 points ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
SAND 2012: Partnered with Kellie Woolever ... Went 21-5 overall, including 15-1 in dual play ... Saw action from the No. 3-5 spots in the lineup ... Played primarily at No. 4, where the pair went 11-0 ... Reached the semifinals of the pairs competition at the USC Tournament, before suffering a loss to teammates Caitlin Racich and Summer Ross ... Opened the season on an eight-match win streak ... Went 2-0 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship ... Went 8-3 in three-set matches and 8-2 in two-set matches ... Tallied a season-best seven service aces against Mercer's Zoe Becton and Madison Petsos ... Posted five blocks versus Elizabeth Blake and Ginger Long of Hawaii at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge ... Tacked down 23 kills against USC's Kirby Burnham and Kelly Irvin.
INDOOR 2011: Finished season seventh in the WCC with 1.04 blocks/set and 10th with a .286 hitting percentage ... Averaged 1.29 blocks/set at the NCAA Tournament ... Matched a career-best with 10 blocks at Santa Clara (10/13) ... Those 10 blocks tie for sixth in the single match rally scoring era Pepperdine record book ... Established a career-best nine digs vs. Dayton (9/9) ... Reached double-digits in kills twice with 11 vs. Florida State (9/10) and 10 vs. USC (12/10) at the NCAA Regional Final ... Hit 1.000 against Air Force (11/22) with a 7-for-7 showing on the attack ... Dished a career-high five assists vs. Michigan (9/10) ... Served up three aces at Portland (9/22) in addition to recording eight blocks ... Averaged 1.73 kills/set and 0.72 digs/set ... Totaled 125.0 blocks which ranks tied for fourth in the Pepperdine single-season rally scoring era record book ... Went errorless on the attack four times ... Averaged 1.19 blocks/set in conference matches ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
INDOOR 2010: Made All-WCC honorable mention team for the second-consecutive season ... Finished fourth in the WCC with a .329 hitting percentage and third in blocks (1.10) ... Named WCC Player of the Week on Sept. 6 and was subsequently named Player of the Month for September ... Averaged 2.29 kills and totaled 222 ... Started in all 28 matches and appeared in 97 sets ... Eclipsed double-digit kill totals on eight occasions and blocks once ... Tallied 10 blocks vs. New Mexico State (9/17) to rank tied for sixth in the single-match rally scoring era Pepperdine record books ... Had career highs of 14 kills vs. UC Santa Barbara (10/6) and a .667 hitting percentage (12-0-18) against Rice (9/3) ... Went errorless on the attack four times ... totaled 107.0 blocks ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
INDOOR 2009: Made All-WCC honorable mention and the WCC All-Freshman team ... Finished fifth in the WCC with a .330 hitting percentage and seventh in blocks (0.93) ... Also averaged 2.01 kills and 0.41 digs ... Started all 27 matches and appeared in 98 sets ... Had double-figure kills eight times, including the final five of the season ... Had season highs of 16 kills and a .652 hitting percentage (16-1-23) vs. Portland (11/5) ... Other season highs were nine blocks at San Francisco (11/21) and seven digs and three service aces at Saint Mary's (10/31) ... Part of a freshman class ranked #12 by prepvolleyball.com ... During spring 2010, took first place in the "bronze" bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Kelli Branning ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
CLUB: Played with Wave 18-1s and 17-1s, Coast 16-1s and Solana Beach Volleyball Club 16-1s and 14-1s ... Won a bronze medal at the Junior Olympics with the Wave 17-1s ... Played on the Southern California High Performance Team in 2007, which traveled to Italy and Slovenia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Fe Christian High School, located in Solana Beach, Calif., in 2009 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Made the All-CIF San Diego Section first team as a junior and second team as a senior ... Helped team to two Division IV state championships and was on the all-tournament team both times ... Six teammates are also playing college volleyball ... A member of the San Diego Union-Tribune's all-academic team as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Daughter of Ron and Heather Adelhelm ... Has two siblings, Stirling and James ... Majored in integrated marketing communications with a minor in Spanish as an undergrad ... Working towards MBA as a grad student ... Has traveled to 13 different countries ... Chose Pepperdine because "the university's location, coaching staff and international program are all outstanding."
FAVORITES: Enjoys cooking, going to the beach and learning foreign languages ... Lists her sports hero as LeBron James ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Matt Olson ... Favorite pro sports team is the Cleveland Cavaliers ... Favorite book is Be More Chill ... Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Favorite TV show is America's Next Top Model ... Favorite musical artist is 311 ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are basketball and football ... Favorite things about volleyball are "the energy and the team aspect."