The "Waves," Pepperdine University's nickname, dates back to the school's first basketball team in 1938-1939 season. Pepperdine University competes in 14 intercollegiate sports: men's basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, water polo, golf, and cross country, and women's basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, swimming, cross country, and soccer. The majority of the men's and women's programs, in affiliation with Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, are members of the West Coast Conference. The water polo and men's volleyball teams are members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, and the women's swimming team is a member of the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference.
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