June 14, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - Two Pepperdine men's volleyball players were named to the 2006 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Academic All-Conference Wednesday afternoon by the league office.
Junior outside hitter Jon Grobe earned the first post-season award of his career by maintaining a 3.12 grade point average (GPA) in the field of Public Relations. The Kaneohe, Hawaii, native started 21 of 24 matches for the Waves who ended the season in the semifinal round of the MPSF tournament. Grobe recorded 181 kills with 46 blocks in his first season as a starter.
Sophomore setter Jonathan Winder carries a cumulative GPA of 3.19 but is undecided on a major. The 6-foot-8-inch Winder set Pepperdine to a .320 hitting percentage in his second year running the offense. The Irvine, Calif., native ranked third on the team with 103 total blocks.
To qualify for Academic All-Conference, student-athletes must:
-Hold a 3.0 GPA
-Be a sophomore academically
-Completed one full academic year at institution
-Competed in 50-percent or more of the institution's matches
All told, 21 athletes here recognized by the conference office for their efforts in the classroom.