March 3, 2006
Pepperdine men's golfer Alex Coe, women's golfer Eileen Vargas and senior Pedro Rico of the men's tennis team were named West Coast Conference (WCC) Players of the Month for February in their respective sports, the conference announced on Friday.
Coe, a senior on the men's golf team, competed in two tournaments during February and registered a pair of Top 10 finishes. He tied for eighth at the 21-team UH Hilo Intercollegiate and tied teammate J.J. Wood for 10th place at the 15-team Ashworth Collegiate Invitational.
Coe's final-round 67 helped Pepperdine capture the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational, registering a nine-shot victory over host USC. In six rounds, Coe posted a 70.17 stroke average and record four rounds in the 60s. Coe currently leads the 28th-ranked Waves with a 71.95 stroke average in 21 rounds.
Vargas posted a pair of Top15 finishes in two tournaments during February. She tied for 12th at the prestigious Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and tied for 14th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational that included 14 teams ranked in the Top 25, including No. 1 and defending national champion Duke.
In six rounds, she posted a 73.17 stroke average, leading Pepperdine to seventh place finishes in both tournaments.
Rico, ranked No. 11 in the latest ITA rankings, helped the men's tennis team to a No. 2 national ranking as the Waves finished second in the ITA's National Indoor Championships in Seattle, Washington. Pepperdine is currently 14-1 on the season.