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Pepperdine's Kingsley Costain dribbles past an opponent from conference rival Gonzaga. Pepperdine Sports Information

Waves hoops stars make Canadian national team

Pepperdine men’s basketball sophomore guard Kingsley Costain and incoming freshman forward Willie Galick are competiting this summer on the 2005 Canadian Young Men’s National Team.

Costain averaged 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a freshman for Pepperdine last season.

While playing for the Canadian Young Men’s National Team last summer, Costain averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He helped Team Canada advance to the bronze medal game at the Under 21 Tournament of Americas in Halifaz, Nova Scotia.This will be his third straight year as a member of the Canadian team.

Galick, a 6-foot-seven-inch, 230-pound forward from Cedar Community School in Nanaimo, British Columbia, was named Most Valuable Player in 2005 after he helped his Cedar team to an AA Provincial Championship. Galick has held that tournament’s title for the past two seasons.

Pepperdine golfer selected to U.S. Walker Cup Team

Pepperdine’s three-time All-American and 2005 NCAA Golf Championships runner-up Michael Putnam was one of 10 golfers selected to represent the United States at the 2005 Walker Cup Match on Aug. 13 and 14 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.

The Walker Cup Match consists of 16 singles and eight foursomes competing in match play. This year, the United States will be up against a team consisting of Great Britain and Ireland. The Irish/British team has won the last three matches.

Putnam, 22, recently concluded a four-year collegiate career at Pepperdine. He became the second former Wave golfer to be named to a United States Walker Cup Team. In 2005, Putnam set a school record with a 70.58 stroke average in 45 rounds and produced ten Top 10 finishes. Putnam also holds the school record for career stroke average with a 71.61.

83 Pepperdine athletes make honor roll

Pepperdine University had 83 athletes named to the 2005 West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the 2004-05 academic year.

To be eligible, individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Three of the Pepperdine students awarded had perfect grade-point-averages of 4.0. They were women’s volleyball player Ashley Bayer, men’s cross country runner Samuel Hudson and women’s cross country runner Karen Porter. To view the entire list of students, go to www.pepperdinesports.com.

-Tiffany Linder