Pepperdine women’s soccer played its first game since the fall of 2019 this past Sunday as they begin their spring season in the COVID-19 era. It has been 450 days since Pepperdine women’s soccer played a game.
Collegiate athletics has become a billion-dollar business with universities profiting off the revenue made, but circumstances have changed drastically due to COVID-19.
The Women’s Basketball team season is set to start its conference schedule Dec. 28. The team made it to the semifinals of the WCC tournament in March.
The World Series concludes this upcoming week with an end to an unusual 2020 season. The Tampa Bay Rays play the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-seven series.
Pepperdine’s Women’s Tennis team competed for the first time since this past spring in a tournament in San Diego. The team sent four of its athletes to compete against pros, collegiate and junior athletes.
Pepperdine Athletics has taken strict protocols and measures to ensure the safe return of its student-athletes to campus for practices, training and competition.
Lisa Zaar recently won the Audi Danderyd Open in Sweden on the weekend of Aug. 20. Zaar has continued to compete in organized tournaments despite COVID-19.
Racial and social justice movements persist in professional sports, and athletes and leagues are hoping to be leaders in this movement using their platforms.
With no fall season, student-athletes are dealing with another few months without competition. While returning student-athletes know what to expect, incoming freshmen are navigating new territories in school and sports.
Over the past 27 years, Coach Ward has created a culture of winning at Pepperdine while also developing women of character off the field.