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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- Megan Moore and David Sofaer, members of the Pepperdine women’s and men’s tennis programs, were named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team, the league office announced Monday.
In addition to Moore and Sofaer, Ali Walters (Newport Beach, Calif./Creekside Christian HS/UCLA) was placed on the honorable mention squad.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects 12 individuals to the all-academic squad to mirror the all-conference tennis team. To be nominated, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average based on the most recently completed term at the time of nomination, be at least a sophomore in both academic and athletic standing, and prove to be a significant contributor to her team.
Moore (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS) is a sophomore pre-business administration major and maintains a 3.57 grade point average. On the court, Moore is 13-8 in singles and 7-1 versus conference opponents.
In doubles, Moore has partnered with three different teammates for eight victories.
Also a sophomore, Sofaer (Bellevue Hill, Australia/Sydney Distance Education HS) is earning his degree in marketing and boasts a 3.41 GPA. He enters the WCC Championship on a team-best 13 match doubles win streak along with partner Hugh Clarke (Brisbane, Australia/Brisbane Boys College). The duo is 18-3 in duals this season and 22-4 overall.
In singles, Sofaer has tallied wins from the No. 4, 5 and 6 spots in the lineup.
Walters is an integrated marketing communications with a 3.45 GPA. She finished the regular season with a 13-6 singles record and a 10-10 doubles mark.
Both the women’s and men’s teams at Pepperdine won the regular-season West Coast Conference title with perfect 8-0 records. As the No. 1 seeds, both squads earned a double bye and enter the conference tournament on Friday, April 27 at the Barnes Tennis Center.
2012 West Coast Conference Women’s All-Academic Team
Ashley Anderson (LMU)
Laura Claus (San Diego)
Juliette Coupez (San Diego)
Anna Depenau (San Diego)
Valeska Hoath (Portland)
Jenny Jullien (Saint Mary's)
Kelly Lamble (Santa Clara)
Katie Le (Santa Clara)
Megan Moore (Pepperdine)
Megan Price (BYU)
Britta Stime (Gonzaga)
Honorable Mention: Melinda Akerbrant, USF; Cara Brown, USD; Sabine Fuchs, POR; Sophie Lantta, GON; Maggie McGeorge, SCU; Alana McMahon, USF; Blair Reed, USF; Ali Walters, PEP; Kacie Wagner, SCU; Julia Wartenburger, USF; Kristina Zauere, GON
2012 West Coast Conference Men’s All-Academic Team
Richard Bucalem (San Francisco)
Michael Eraso (BYU)
Levin Guillermo (Gonzaga)
Michel Hu Kwo (Portland)
Zhia HwaChong (Gonzaga)
Maxime Olivan (Saint Mary's)
Thomas Pham (Santa Clara)
Patrick Pohlmann (San Diego)
William Schumacher (San Francisco)
David Sofaer (Pepperdine)
Thibaut Visy (San Diego)
Alex Wilton (LMU)
Honorable Mention: Germain Bahri, USF; Daniel Coelho, POR; Jacob Hartwig, USF; Geoff Hernandez, POR; Kyohhei Kamono, SCU; Joachim Norstrom, SMC; Scott Sullivan, GON; Thai To, USF
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