November 30, 2018
Keeping our PAF members
informed on all things
Pacific Athletics!
Pacific Athletic Foundation's Inside the Lines features exclusive content for our loyal PAF members. We want to keep you in the know when it comes to our student-athletes' accomplishments both on the playing field and in the classroom as well as our former student-athletes' continued success upon graduating. We will also highlight some of our outstanding PAF members and businesses who have gone above and beyond!
Wes Widmer
PAF Board Member

Occupation: Commercial Real Estate

Spouse: Jammie Glover Widmer

PAF Member for: Since 2010

What interested you in joining the PAF: I knew other PAF members and wanted to get involved.
"Being a former athlete at UOP and understanding the opportunities that were provided and the costs associated with travel, running a program, etc. I wanted to be in a position where I could help give back and make sure other athletes are able to experience the same things I did as a collegiate athlete." -Wes Widmer
Former Tiger Athletes in the News
Heather Cox, NBC Sports Reporter
Former Pacific women's volleyball player (1988-1991), Heather (Schoeny) Cox, currently serves as a sideline reporter for NBC Sports' Thursday Night Football coverage, and joined NBC Sports on a full-time basis in August 2016 after 22 years at ESPN.

In February, Cox made her Winter Olympics debut in PyeongChang working as an Alpine Skiing reporter. She had previously been a part of NBC's Olympics' coverage during the last four Summer Games. Most recently, she served as a reporter on NBC's volleyball coverage during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Follow Heather on Twitter at @HeatherCoxNBC
Penney & Associates Injury Lawyers
The Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Law Firm with over 100 years combined litigation experience

Established in 1992, Penney & Associates rapidly grew into one of the leading personal injury law firms in California. Beginning in Roseville, CA, the firm rapidly expanded to multiple satellite offices throughout the state. Frederick W. Penney and his fellow attorneys combine decades of experience in personal injury law, helping thousands of clients win fair restitution for their pain and suffering in and out of court. Whether your case can be settled without trial, or needs to go before judge and jury through a lengthy trial, they have the ability to aggressively pursue your case to a successful conclusion.

Fred Penney and Penney & Associates have been PAF members and men's basketball floor seat ticket holders since 2012. Additionally, they signed a long-term floor partnership agreement inside the Alex G. Spanos Center in October. This exclusive multi-year partnership for the floor partnership with Penney & Associates is a natural fit because it’s a true partnership between like-minded organizations who share a common vision for the future of Pacific Athletics. 
Team News
Women's Basketball
Women's basketball hosted their 3rd annual Tiger Turkey Tip Off last week where they picked up wins against North Dakota State and Wyoming. This marked the first time the Tigers have won both games of the tournament.

Brooklyn McDavid led the way against NDSU with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Valerie Higgins' 28 points and Ameela Li's 22 points guided the Tigers to a 70-64 win over Wyoming.

Last night the Tigers made it 3 wins straight with a road victory at San Jose State by the score of 91-67. They return to action Thursday, December 6th when they host Seattle U.
Helen Harney Crittenden Endowed Scholarship

Men's Basketball's Lafayette Dorsey is the recipient of the Helen Harney Crittenden Endowed Scholarship. Dorsey is a sophomore guard from Los Angeles, California majoring in Communication Studies.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide student support benefiting Pacific men's basketball student-athletes. Dorsey is one of three men's basketball players to receive this scholarship.
This season, Dorsey is averaging 12.6 points per game in the Tigers 5-4 start. He scored 16 of his 18 points against UC Riverside in the second half and had a career high 19 points against Elon, leading him to earn the City of Stockton Human Resources Player of the Game in both games. He recorded his fourth-consecutive double-digit scoring night on Wednesday at Fresno State with 16 points. He is currently 29-31 (93.5) from the free throw line this season.

In his freshman season, Dorsey appeared in 24 games for the Tigers averaging 15.4 minutes, 7.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He scored in double digits in five contests, scoring a career-high of 18 against Saint Mary's.

If interested in more information on how to contribute to, or start your own endowed scholarship or sport fund and qualify for Powell Matching Funds, please contact Tim Dickson at 209-946-3177 or .
Booster Club Corner
The Pacific Athletic Foundation and head coach, John Cook, invite you to be a part of the next chapter for Pacific Golf by joining their newly established booster club, The Tiger Club. From their recently gifted Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van and the upcoming Walter Chang Golf and Learning Center, Pacific Golf is setting themselves up to become a perennial West Coast Conference contender. As the Pacific Golf program continues to grow, The Tiger Club allows you to have better access and a greater connection to their program, while also assisting in their effort to compete on a national level. For more details, view the brochure by clicking the picture below. Or click below to join today!
PAF Pre Game Hospitality
Saturday, December 1, 2018 I Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House

The next PAF Pre-Game Hospitality is tomorrow night prior to the men's basketball game vs. Air Force. It will be from 5:00-6:30 and feature light hors d’oeuvres from Midgley's Public House, hosted bar, chalk talk with one of the Men’s Basketball coaches, and an hour and a half of socializing with PAF members and Tiger supporters. If you are eligible to attend these events, click below to view the full schedule. If not eligible and are interested, please contact Aaron Morales at or 209-946-2591 to learn how you can qualify!
PAF Coaches Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 I Valley Brew

Join the PAF for the next Coaches Luncheon of the 2018-19 season featuring 4 of our Pacific head coaches and their student-athletes. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Volleyball and Cross Country as they enjoy lunch at Valley Brew. The cost to attend is $25/person. To register, click below or contact Bri Rodriguez at or 209-946-2230.