Tarah Wylie garnered WCC Freshman of the Year status, Becca Strehlow tabbed All-WCC First Team and Wylie and Heidi Dyer garnered All-WCC Freshman status.
Five Waves hit double-figure kills to earn the four-set West Coast Conference victory.
Women's volleyball closes the weekend with two West Coast Conference wins.
Women's volleyball closes the weekend with two West Coast Conference wins.
With 25-21, 25-22, 18-25 and 25-21 set scores, the Waves pick up a West Coast Conference victory
Pepperdine Women's Volleyball heads to the Malibu Pier for team photos.
Waves fell 1-3 to the Gaels.
Waves beat Alabama 3-1.
Waves beat LMU 3-2 at home.
Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Photos by Jeff Golden)
CAREER: Spent three seasons competing as a Wave … Pepperdine’s second student-athlete to earn AVCA All-American honors in both indoor and sand in the same academic year … Indoors, earned All-WCC recognitions all three seasons as a Wave, including a first team nod in her senior campaign … Finished her career ranked 7th in career assists (3,037) and assists/set (9.58) and 5th in digs/set (3.24) … Ranked 7th for most assists in a single season (1,182) and 10th in digs in a single season (389) … Tied for 6th in the record books for most blocks in a five-set single match with 10 blocks against Gonzaga (11/5) … Posted 56 career double-doubles, 52 for assists and digs, three for kills and digs and one for kills and assists … Has tabbed 53 double-figure dig matches, four with double-figure kills and two for double-figure blocks … Played six matches for over 20 digs and one with 30 … Finishes her three-season career at Pepperdine with 84 matches played and 83 starts, playing 317 total sets while a Wave … Closed that time with 1.19 kills/set, 9.58 assists/set, 3.24 digs/set and 0.78 blocks/set … Totaled 380 kills on 966 total attempts for a .278 success rate on the attack … Ended her career with 3,037 assists, 47 aces, 1,026 digs and 244 total blocks with 21 solo efforts … On the beach, won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 2 spot in the lineup alongside Lara Dykstra … 2013 AVCA All-American honorable mention in indoor, 2014 AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American … Through two sand seasons at Pepperdine, is 52-14 (.788) overall and 32-6 (.842) in dual matches.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2015: All-WCC first team … WCC Player of the Week (8/31) … Three All-Tournament Team selections (Pepperdine Asics Classic, Lipscomb Invitational, Wyoming Invitational) … One of only two Waves to start and play in all 115 sets of 31 total matches … Averaged 10.28 assists/et, 1.16 kills/set, 1.81 points/set, 3.38 digs/set, 0.89 blocks/set and 0.18 service aces/set … Finished her senior campaign with 133 kills and only 29 errors in 318 total attacks for a .327 offensive success rate … Led the squad with 1,182 assists and 3,077 total sets on the season … Also amassed 21 aces, 389 digs and 102 blocks, including six solo rejections for 208 points … Posted one triple double against Gonzaga (11/5) when she dished out 48 assists, 19 digs and 10 blocks to the Zags … Amassed 18 total double-doubles, 17 in assists and digs, and one in kills and blocks … Had 11 matches where she totaled 15 digs or more, nine matches where she had five or more blocks and 14 matches where she tallied five or more kills … She had a .400 hitting percentage or higher in 14 separate matches … Had a season-high 53 assists, with two aces, 17 digs, two blocks and three kills vs. Saint Mary’s (10/1) … Posted 11 kills on a .350 clip with 45 assists, nine digs, three blocks and one ace vs. New Mexico (9/10) … Posted 52 assists, 30 digs, four kills and one ace and block against Portland (11/7).
PEPPERDINE SAND 2015: Paced Pepperdine with a team-high 29 wins in 2015 ... Charted a 29-7 record overall, including a 16-3 tally in dual matches ... Paired with Lara Dykstra for a 24-6 record ... Duo went 3-0 when playing at No. 1 and 11-3 from the No. 2 spot ... Runner-up champion at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista, falling to teammates Kellie Woolever and Kelley Larsen in the finals ... Won the Palmetto Invitational Gold Bracket, defeating Woolever and Larsen in the semifinals and FIU's Kristine Monforte and Summer Nash in the finals ... Runner-up champs in the Gold Bracket of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach, falling to eventual national champions Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes of USC ... Represented the Waves in the 16-team AVCA Collegiate National Pairs Championship for the second-straight season ... Went 3-2 during the team portion of the national championships ... Also paired with Emily Cook for a 5-1 record, including a 2-0 record from No. 3.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2014: All-WCC honorable mention ... All-WCC preseason team ... Averaged 8.31 assists/set to rank sixth in the WCC ... Spent the first 16 matches of the season setting in a 6-2 offense, averaging 6.07 assists ... Served as an outside hitter while in the front row during that time period and contributed 1.89 kills per set ... Set from a 5-1 offense the final 14 matches of the season, averaging 11.04 assists/set ... Charted three kills-digs-assists triple-doubles, including two at the UC Irvine Tournament, earning her all-tournament honors ... Posted 12 kills, 16 digs and 26 assists vs. Nevada (8/30) ... Charted 10 kills, 17 digs and 30 assists vs. the Anteaters (9/5) ... Earned third triple-double the very next day, recording 12 kills, 10 digs and 22 assists vs. Idaho (9/6) ... Averaged a team-best 3.45 digs/set to rank ninth in the conference ... Surpassed double-digit dig totals in 20 matches, driving season total up to 383 ... Set a new career high with 28 digs at Saint Mary's (9/25) ... Career-high kill total set vs. Nevada (8/30) with 12 and matched vs. Idaho (9/6) ... Swung at a career-high .526 (10-0-19) clip at UC Irvine (9/5) ... Matched a career high with 58 assists at San Francisco (11/13) ... Credited with a season-best five blocks at BYU (10/25) ... Also voted to the Asics Classic and Bluejay Invitational all-tournament teams ... Season totals include 152 kills while hitting .222 (152-50-414), 922 assists, 20 aces, 60 blocks and 204.0 points.
PEPPERDINE SAND 2014: AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American ... Played exclusively with Lara Dykstra, going 23-7 overall and 16-3 in dual play ... Tallied a 7-1 record while playing No. 1 and a 9-2 record from the No. 2 spot in the lineup ... Produced a perfect 3-0 record during the team portion of the national championships, including dual clinchers vs. USC in the semifinals and Florida State in the finals ... Topped Stephanie and Kristina Pellitteri 24-22, 21-17 to secure the 3-2 win vs. the Seminoles and clinch the AVCA National Championship ... Reached the Gold Bracket finals of the Sand in the City Tournament, and advanced to the semifinals at both USAV Collegiate Challenge events ... Opened the season with a 21-17, 21-14 win over Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnham (3/8), the eventual national pairs champions ... Sent down 28 kills vs. the Pellitteri's during the national championship quarterfinals (5/1) ... Collected a season-high 19 digs vs. Alexa Strange and Kelly Claes of USC during the national championship semifinals ... Defeated Dagnija Medina and Kim Hildreth of North Florida in the opening round of the AVCA National Pairs Championship before bowing out to the eventual runner-up, Cook and Tiegs, 19-21, 21-15, 15-13 in the quarterfinals.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2013: AVCA All-American honorable mention as a sophomore ... AVCA All-Pacific South Region first team ... All-WCC Honorable Mention ... Earned the starting setting spot partway through the season and played in 23 matches and 91 sets ... Ranked third in the WCC with 10.25 assists/set ... Earned the team's only WCC Player of the Week award after posting a triple-double vs. Loyola Marymount (11/16) ... Credited with 49 assists, 13 digs and 10 blocks vs. the Lions ... Blocks total of 10 ties for sixth in the program's single match (rally scoring era only) history ... Just the 10th Wave to earn double-digit block totals in a single match, and the only setter in a list otherwise comprised of middle blockers ... Totaled 933 assists ... Averaged 2.79 digs/set to rank 10th in the WCC ... Put down a season-best nine kills vs. Gonzaga (10/24) ... Posted three or more blocks in 17 matches and at least two blocks in 21 or her 22 starts ... Totaled 82 blocks, 254 digs, six aces and 95 kills.
UCLA SAND 2013: Member of the Bruins' first-ever sand volleyball team ... Competed in the pairs' event at the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship ... Played alongside Zoe Nightingale mostly from the #2 spot in the lineup ... Pair finished the season with a 6-14 overall record.
UCLA INDOOR 2012: All Pac-12 Freshman Team honorable mention ... Appeared in 64 sets and 26 matches, including 17 starts as a freshman ... Averaged 10.39 assists/set and 2.08 digs/set ... Set the Bruins to team hitting percentages of .519 (vs. Idaho, 9/7), .530 (at Colorado (11/9) and .537 (vs. Cal, 11/15), marking the three highest single-match team hitting percentages for UCLA during the rally-scoring era ... Dished a season-high 52 assists at USC (9/19) and again at Utah (11/10) ... Picked up a season-high 23 digs at Nebraska (8/25) ... Surpassed double digits in digs a total of three times ... Set a season-best with seven blocks at Utah (11/10) ... Tacked down seven kills twice, first at Arizona State (11/3) and again at Utah (11/10) ... Other season-highs include three aces and 12 points both vs. Utah (10/17) ... Season totals include 53 kills earned on a .471 hitting percentage, 665 assists, six aces, 133 digs, 29.0 blocks and 74.5 points ... Made the UCLA Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.
CLUB: Played for Sports Shack's 18 Asics squad and won back-to-back USA Volleyball Junior Nationals 18 Open Championships ... Served as the team's captain from 2011-12 ... Named to the all-tournament team three-straight years (2010-12) to become the first player to accomplish the feat in the 18 Open division.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in 2012 ... Four-year varsity player with experience as a setter, opposite and outside hitter ... Played alongside Kellie Woolever during freshman and sophomore seasons ... All-CIF Southern Section Division I-AA First Team as a junior and senior ... Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year,
MaxPreps California All-State First Team and Moore League Player of the Year in 2011 ... All-Moore League first-team performer in each of her final three seasons ... Helped lead team to three Moore League titles (2008, 09, 11) ... Team captain and MVP as a junior and senior ... Ranked #8 on PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces and was a Fab 50 selection in 2012 by Volleyball Magazine ... Also a PrepVolleyball.com Top-50 junior recruit and a Freshman and Sophomore of the Year finalist ... Named Southern California Volleyball Player of the Year by VolleyballNow.net ... Also an accomplished sand volleyball player and a member of the USA Beach Volleyball Youth and Junior teams ... Finished ninth at the 2010 FIVB Youth World Championship in Portugal alongside fellow Wave Lara Dykstra ... Placed fifth at the 2011 FIVB U21 World Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Long Beach State player Tara Roenicke ... Teamed up with Dykstra once again at the 2013 FIVB U21 World Championship in Umag, Croatia ... Earned a SCVA High Performance Select Gold medal and a USA High Performance Select Bronze medal.
PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. to parents Michelle and Eric ... Stepfather is Richard Williamson ... Has one older sister, Christina ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the excellent education, the location, the beautiful campus, the volleyball coaches and their program" ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing rummikub and putting together puzzles ... Majoring in psychology.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Kerri Walsh Jennings ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Bridesmaids ... Favorite musical artist is Luke Bryan ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is baseball ... Favorite tv show is How I Met Your Mother ... Favorite foods are Mexican food and sushi.