History of the Waves
The Pepperdine Waves are the athletics teams of Pepperdine University, located outside the city of Malibu, California. They compete at the Division I level of the NCAA. The school is a member of the West Coast Conference for most of its programs. The Sears Cup recently ranked Pepperdine University as having the most successful athletic program for non-football Division I schools (Stanford was ranked the most successful Division I athletic program with football). Pepperdine University sponsors seventeen NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams. There are also several intercollegiate sports clubs, such as men's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, surf team, Ultimate Frisbee, and men's rugby.
College Sports Established
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1955 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1989 - Present / West Coast Conference
1955 - 1989 / West Coast Athletic Conference
Waves - Since the school's founding, the school's nickname has been the Waves. It was selected by president Batsell Baxter, as the general consensus among faculty and students was that there were too many animal names in college athletics at the time. Though the school was located in South Los Angeles at the time, the name has stuck, becoming more appropriate after the school's move to Malibu.
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