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A New Era: W. Basketball Begins Campaign Under New Coach

Photos by Ali Levens

The new Waves women’s basketball head coach made her debut Sunday, Nov. 11. After coaching Claremont Mudd Scripps to a 147-46 record over seven years, Kristen Dowling, previously an assistant coach at Pepperdine for two seasons, returned as the new head honcho. Pepperdine outscored the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs, 63-53, the victory doubling as Dowling’s first win as head coach and the first season home win.

“[The] first home game as a head coach here is awesome, such a blessing,” Dowling said. ”I’m very grateful.