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Meet the coaches, student-athletes and administrators that make up the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics in this podcast interview series.

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Meet the coaches, student-athletes and administrators that make up the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics in this podcast interview series.

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Fantastic insight

By wavesfan - Sep 30 2016
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As an alum and 20+ year fan of Pepperdine athletics, this is an exciting new Podcast that has been a long time coming. It is so great to hear the stories, thoughts and experiences that shape the success and culture of Waves' sports. Hearing from all of these players, current and former, just reemphasizes the tremendous accomplishments that this relatively small university has achieved. Great job, Roger!

Well executed interviews

By plankmaker1961 - Sep 27 2016
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These are great interview that provide splendid insights into the value of athletics and education at Pepperdine.

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Fantastic insight

By wavesfan - Sep 30 2016
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As an alum and 20+ year fan of Pepperdine athletics, this is an exciting new Podcast that has been a long time coming. It is so great to hear the stories, thoughts and experiences that shape the success and culture of Waves' sports. Hearing from all of these players, current and former, just reemphasizes the tremendous accomplishments that this relatively small university has achieved. Great job, Roger!

Well executed interviews

By plankmaker1961 - Sep 27 2016
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These are great interview that provide splendid insights into the value of athletics and education at Pepperdine.
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Pepp Talk

Latest release on Sep 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 97 - Tim Ward

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Pepperdine women’s soccer head coach Tim Ward and his veteran group of Waves are looking forward to a great fall 2020 season – whatever that ends up looking like. We discuss the 2018 and 2019 seasons, how his spring exhibition season was cut short due to the pandemic and students being sent home, what life’s been like at home (with a lot of talk about music) and his hopes for this fall. Plus, you’ll get to hear his rendition of “Sweet Pepperdine” that was played at the Pepp Espys.

Episode 11 with Tim Ward

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@WavesSoccer

@HeadCoachWard

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

May 25 2020

39mins

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Rank #2: Episode 57 - DeLisha Milton-Jones

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First-year Pepperdine women’s basketball head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones returns to the podcast to help preview the 2017-18 season, which begins on November 10. We talk about what she’s trying to build and go down the roster to discuss each of the young women on the squad.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@WavesHoops

@DelishaMJones

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 30 2017

35mins

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Rank #3: Episode 53 - Nikki Lyons, Kevin Maeda

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Student-athletes Nikki Lyons of volleyball (1:03) and Kevin Maeda of cross country/track (15:00) are our interview subjects this week. Lyons is a two-sport standout, being a key member of both the indoor and beach teams. Maeda, in addition to being a top runner, is co-president of Pepperdine Athletics’ Waves Leadership Council.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@WavesVolleyball

@PeppXCTrack

@nikkilyonss

@kp_maeda

@PepperdineRoger

Sep 25 2017

43mins

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Rank #4: Episode 80 - Sofia Shah

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Sofia Shah is a senior on the Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team, as well as a 2020 Olympic hopeful for her native Nepal. In addition to swimming for the Waves, she’ll be competing at a number of international meets over the coming months attempting to become Nepal’s representative at next year’s games in Tokyo.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@WavesSwimDive

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 07 2019

24mins

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Rank #5: Episode 84 - Kameron Edwards

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Kameron Edwards, a redshirt senior on the Pepperdine men’s basketball team, is looking forward to a hugely successful final season with the Waves amidst some pretty high expectations for this year’s team. Staying healthy is paramount for Edwards, who’s had a rough go at times the last three seasons. He gets one more year to play with his brother Kessler and leave his mark on the program.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@_Kam20

@PeppBasketball

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Nov 04 2019

28mins

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Rank #6: Episode 54 - Merrill Moses

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With this being the 20th anniversary of Pepperdine’s NCAA water polo championship, we brought back Merrill Moses, the starting goalkeeper on that team and the Waves’ current associate head coach, for his second appearance on the podcast. This one is Pepperdine-centric, starting with the 1997 NCAA title and later going into his transition into coaching here.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@PeppWaterPolo

@MerrillMoses

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 02 2017

26mins

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Rank #7: Episode 87 - Rob Mullahey

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Rob Mullahey has come a long way since being cut from his high school volleyball team. He was a Freshman All-American in 2018 and helped lead the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team to the MPSF title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament last season. Now one of two seniors on a very young team, he’s hoping for a successful end to his time with the Waves.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PeppVolleyball

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Jan 06 2020

26mins

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Rank #8: Episode 90 - Wil Jensen

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The 2020 season starts this week for Wil Jensen and the Pepperdine baseball team. Jensen is expected to be the Waves’ ace again this year. He was one of the nation’s top pitchers in the country as a 2018 sophomore when he unfortunately was injured and underwent Tommy John surgery. But he’s fully healthy after a long rehab process and hopes to lead Pepperdine to a great season.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PeppBaseball

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Feb 10 2020

32mins

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Rank #9: Episode 88 - Paige Fecske

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Paige Fecske is one of the top three-point shooters in Pepperdine women’s basketball history and she’s on the verge of scoring her milestone 1,000th career point. She came back for a fifth season after missing almost all of last year with a shoulder injury.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@WavesHoops

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Jan 13 2020

25mins

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Rank #10: Episode 81 - Marko Asic

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Marko Asic, a redshirt senior on the men’s water polo team, makes his second Pepp Talk appearance. But since his first episode, he’s been through a lot, including shoulder surgery and a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. He’s had a lot of ups and downs in the last year and he’s very open about his experience about living and playing with diabetes.

Episode 23 with Marko Asic

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@PeppWaterPolo

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 14 2019

31mins

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Rank #11: Episode 79 - Cori Persinger

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Cori Persinger, a senior on the Pepperdine cross country and track teams, has developed from a “runner” to a “racer” and is one of the Waves’ top competitors. She’s an outstanding student who also serves on the Waves Leadership Council and works with the Pepperdine Volunteer Center.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@PeppXCTrack

@PepperdineRoger

Sep 30 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: Episode 91 - Momoka Kobori

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The Pepperdine women’s golf team hopes to make another successful postseason run and if the Waves do so, it’ll be senior Momoka Kobori leading the way. She had a very good first three seasons but has taken things to another level as a senior, including her first career victory. The New Zealand native is by far the Waves’ most experienced player.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@WavesGolf

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Feb 17 2020

23mins

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Rank #13: Episode 86 - Colbey Ross

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Colbey Ross, junior point guard for the Pepperdine men’s basketball team, has had an extraordinary 2 1/2 seasons so far with the Waves. He’s already set numerous school records, with the most notable one happening recently when he became the school’s all-time assist leader. He’ll break the career points record either this season or next. His competitive fire sets him apart and makes him one of the nation’s top players.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@cdot_ross

@PeppBasketball

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Dec 30 2019

33mins

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Rank #14: Episode 76 - Joshua McCarthy

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Joshua McCarthy has played in three NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in his first three years at Pepperdine and the senior left-hander hopes to not only make a fourth appearance, but to win a national championship next spring. We talk about the Waves’ unprecedented collection of talent and depth and all about his golfing career.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@PeppGolf

@PepperdineRoger

Sep 09 2019

23mins

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Rank #15: Episode 96 - Rick Hirtensteiner

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The Pepperdine baseball team was off to a great start in the 2020 season under head coach Rick Hirtensteiner – 12-3 and ranked 16th in the country – when everything was called off in mid-March. We talk with the Waves’ skipper about what led to their success, what he and the rest of the Waves are doing now and how they’ll maintain their great form next year.

Episode 29 with Rick Hirtensteiner

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PeppBaseball

@Coachhirty

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

May 11 2020

23mins

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Rank #16: Episode 82 - Laura Ishikawa

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Laura Ishikawa is a redshirt sophomore defender on the Pepperdine women’s soccer team. She’s gone from redshirt to part-time starter to full-time starter over her three seasons and is an important part of a young Waves’ defense that has played very well in the 2019 season.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@IshikawaLou

@WavesSoccer

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 21 2019

21mins

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Rank #17: Episode 77 - Hailey Stenberg

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Hailey Stenberg is a senior midfielder/forward with the Pepperdine women’s soccer team who’s been a big part of two West Coast Conference championship teams, and is looking for a third title in her final season.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@PepperdineWaves

@WavesSoccer

@hsten_

@PepperdineRoger

Sep 16 2019

22mins

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Rank #18: Episode 89 - Sahith Theegala

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Sahith Theegala is one of the top golfers in Pepperdine men’s golf history, as he’s a two-time All-American who ranks #1 all-time in scoring average in the program’s record book. He heads into the final semester of his college career fully healthy after having to sit out last year with a wrist injury. He leads an incredibly talented Waves team that expects to be a contender for the NCAA championship.

Sahith’s first appearance on the Pepp Talk podcast (episode 34, March 2017)

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@SRTheegala

@PeppGolf

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Jan 20 2020

26mins

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Rank #19: Episode 85 - Barbara Sitanggan

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Barbara Sitanggan, a senior point guard for the Pepperdine women’s basketball team, helped the Waves to their best season in a decade last year, and now she’s back and ready to break the program’s all-time assist record in her final year. She earned the West Coast Conference’s annual Sportsmanship Award last summer.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@barb_sitanggan

@WavesHoops

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Nov 11 2019

21mins

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Rank #20: Episode 83 - Hana Lishman

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Hana Lishman, a senior on the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team, is one of the top liberos in the program’s history. This past summer, the Hawai'i native earned a spot on the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team.

www.PepperdineWaves.com

Related Twitter accounts for this episode:

@hana_lishman

@WavesVolleyball

@PepperdineWaves

@PepperdineRoger

Oct 28 2019

28mins

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