Pepperdine is set to make its WCC-leading 30th NCAA postseason appearance at the 2015 Fullerton Regional. The Waves captured their second straight WCC Tournament title and advance to the NCAA Regionals for the third time in four seasons.
Three WCC programs ranked in the top-30 nationally in batting average: Saint Mary's (19th/.302), San Diego (20th/.300) and BYU (30th/.297).
Pepperdine ranked 28th among Division I leaders in home runs (49). The Waves hit six last week in the 2015 WCC Tournament.
Saint Mary's led the nation in sacrifice bunts (79), while Loyola Marymount was 10th (66).
Saint Mary's Collin Ferguson leads all active NCAA Division I players in doubles with 71. Ferguson also is 17th in career total bases (367).
Pepperdine's Hutton Moyer and BYU's Colton Shaver shared the WCC home run lead with 13 apiece, good for a share of 37th place nationally.
Loyola Marymount's Colin Welmon ranked No. 3 among active career leaders with 374.0 innings during four seasons, while San Francisco's Christian Cecilio was 23rd (327.2 IP). Welmon ranked ninth in career Ks (284), while Cecilio was 23rd (251).
Four WCC student-athletes earned a spot on the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team: Pepperdine sophomore Aaron Barnett (Economics), Gonzaga senior Mitchell Gunsolus (Business), BYU senior Dillon Robinson (Economics) and San Diego junior Ben Wylly (Political Science).
THE WCC ON NATIONAL WATCH LISTS
WCC Player of the Year Kyle Holder of San Diego was a semifinalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented to the top player in amateur baseball. Current Major Leaguer Kris Bryant (San Diego) won the award in 2013 - the first for a WCC student-athlete.
Loyola Marymount freshman Sean Watkins is a finalist for the John Olerud Award presented to the nation's top two-way player. Current Major Leaguer Marco Gonzales (Gonzaga) won the award in 2013. Anthony Gonsolin of Saint Mary's made the initial watch list.
For the second consecutive year, San Diego's Kyle Holder is on the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List presented to the top shortstop in collegiate baseball. Pepperdine's Zach Vincej won the honor in 2012.
WCC Pitcher of the Year, San Diego's David Hill, was on the initial watch list for National Pitcher of the Year honors.