huddle SARAH TUFFEY SUITS UP PROFESSIONALLY | Tuffey ’13 is continuing her soccer career overseas, Gridiron matchup
The Pacific University Boxers took on the University of Chicago Maroons in late October. Not typical rivals, the two football teams have a historical connection in the Stagg family of coaches. pacificu.edu/magazine
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Pacific University will add women’s rowing to its lineup of Division III varsity athletics, starting in the Spring 2015 season. Rowing, once a club sport at Pacific, becomes the 24th varsity program at the university. goboxers.com
earning a first-team spot with the Crystal Palace Ladies semi-professional team in Great Britain. Tuffey, a four-year Pacific women’s soccer player, was a Second Team All-NWC selection in 2012. BRANDEN THOMPSON LEADS THE BRUINS | Thompson ’94 has been named head men’s golf coach at George Fox University in Newberg. He replaces Matt Beck, a former Pacific assistant who led the Bruins’ program from 2007-2012. Thompson was a two-time All-NWC golfer and was an NAIA All-District II selection in 1994. AMANDA DUDLEY TO LEAD NEW ROWING PROGRAM | Dudley has been selected as the first head coach of Pacific’s new women’s rowing program, which begins competition in Spring 2015. Dudley comes to Pacific after three seasons as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.
KELSON KAWAI ’14 TRACK & FIELD The North Kohala, Hawai‘i, native won the NWC Championship in the men’s triple jump with a season-best leap of 44 feet, 6.25 inches. He also tied for second in the high jump and just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships with a school recordtying effort of 6 feet, 8 inches.
BECCA MOEN ’14 SOFTBALLMoen of Gresham, Ore., was selected to the All-NWC First Team and the NFCA All-West Region Second Team after leading the Boxers with a .397 batting average and 46 hits. She ranked sixth in the NWC in batting average.
TYLER SHIPLEY ’16 TRACK & FIELD The freshman from Forest Grove was named the NWC Championships Men’s Track Athlete of the Meet after winning the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. His season best of 14:57.06 in the 5,000 meters is the second-best time in school history.
KELLY STEVENS ’13 WOMEN’S LACROSSEThe four-year starter from Colorado Springs, Colo., finished her Pacific career by scoring 29 goals. She leaves Forest Grove as the career record-holder in points, assists and shots.
MATT DELEGATO ’13 BASEBALLThe Hillsboro native surprised many with his outstanding senior season. Delegato earned First Team All-NWC honors with an 8-1 record and 1.66 earned run average. He led the NWC in shutouts and threw five complete games.
brieflynoted PROGRAM GROWTH CONTINUES | Pacific University continues to expand its programmatic offerings for students with several new undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Business, which opened July 1, will offer a master of science in finance, targeting working professionals with intensive
weekend coursework. The College of Health Professions will provide an online program for students and professionals to complete a bachelor’s degree in health science. The College of Arts & Sciences is developing a master of social work program, only the second in Oregon, that will be based in Eugene.
And the College of Education is launching a bachelor’s in elementary education and English language learning, targeting minority teaching candidates. The new degree will be offered in Woodburn, Pacific’s newest campus location, where the College of Education previously piloted a master of arts in teaching