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Hill has received several accolades for her work in the classroom since setting foot on campus in 2008. At the conclusion of every year, she has been placed on the WCC Commissioner’s “Bronze” Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes who have between a 3.00 and a 3.49 cumulative GPA. She has twice been named to the WCC All-Academic First Team. To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore in standing, and be a significant contributor to the team. Within the department, Hill has been awarded as a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
Hill displays a calm, confident leadership on the court. She’s been labeled as one of the most competitive players on the court, but has displayed it with a level of sportsmanship and class that is unparalleled. She is the type of team leader who leads by example and action, and always demonstrates confidence in her teammates. Hill has taken advantage of several of the non-athletic opportunities Pepperdine has afforded her – including a trip with her fellow religious studies majors to India over Christmas Break. Overall, Hill is a clear example of what the Pepperdine mission stands for.
Hill is involved in several organizations offered through Pepperdine, most notably SAAC – the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. The organization is involved in numerous community service opportunities throughout the year. Hill actively contributed to the Soles4Souls campaign, which collected gently used shoes for disaster victims. She regularly attends Sideline, a Bible study comprised of student-athletes. Her volunteer efforts have brought her off campus as well, as she has spent time reading with elementary students at area schools.
Hill is already poised to go down as one of Pepperdine’s all-time greats. She is one of just two Waves to have earned AVCA All-American recognition on more than one occasion. During her rookie season, Hill was named WCC Freshman of the Year and to the All-WCC honorable mention squad. Since then, she was twice named to the All-WCC first team, and to the AVCA All-Pacific Region squad. Through three seasons, she ranks third all-time at Pepperdine with a .342 hitting percentage and is averaging 2.80 kills and 0.94 blocks per set. With 828 kills in three season, she is on pace to becomes Pepperdine’s 15th member of the 1,000 kills club by the end of her senior campaign.