News, Perspectives, Life and Arts and Sports — the four sections of the Graphic live in harmony. Sports Editor Alec Matulka explains why Sports is the best section of the Graphic.
Eight Pepperdine athletes competed in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Three alumna earned medals at the games in women’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball — the most female Pepperdine medalists in a single Olympics to date.
Karl Winter ran the men’s 1500-meter race in the NCAA West Regional Preliminary. Winter is the first Pepperdine Track athlete to qualify for a post season event since 1969.
Despite being amateur participants in the NCAA and full-time students, collegiate athletes are household names and role models to communities of fans and peers. From finding themselves in gambling crosshairs to leading social justice movements, Pepperdine athletes discuss their experiences in the public eye.
Student. Student-athlete. Athletic department employee. Student journalist. Waves fan. Ethically and psychologically, how can we be all of the above?
In their third weekend at Azusa Pacific, Pepperdine Track had a great showing at the Bryan Clay Invitational. The Waves had top-10 finishes in a multitude of heats and have an opportunity to send a runner to the NCAA Regionals.
From Malibu to Madison, Deahna Kraft is a key component of No. 1 Wisconsin’s success this season. The former Pepperdine Beach Volleyball player reflected on her time as a Wave and talked about her journey returning to indoor volleyball.
As collegiate seasons begin to wrap up, Pepperdine is showing its all-around athletic excellence with nearly half its programs ranked in the Top 30 nationally. Other highlights include five teams in the Top 10, as well as a postseason trophy for men’s basketball.
For the first time this semester, two of Pepperdine’s teams had to quarantine for 10 days due to COVID-19. Players from each team explained the reasons for the positive tests and when they’ll be cleared to play.
Pepperdine cut ties with Head Coach Sylvia Mosqueda, who was in her second season coaching the program. The change comes in the middle of the season for the Waves, who still have four track meets left on the schedule.