November 8, 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!
Rick Paulsen
PAF Board Member

Occupation: Financial Advisor at New York Life

Spouse: Nancy Paulsen

PAF Member for: Since 1983

What interested you in joining the PAF: I followed my Dad's (Max Paulsen) footsteps. He was the PAF President, former Executive Director and the top fundraiser for many years.
"I had just graduated from Pacific and played on the basketball and baseball teams. I had a great experience at Pacific and attribute a lot of our success and my enjoyment to the support we received from the PAF. I love Stockton and Pacific and I felt it was my obligation to give back to Pacific and say THANK YOU for the great education and experience I received. -Rick Paulsen
Former Tiger Athletes in the News
United Way names Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle as new President/CEO
Former Pacific women's tennis player, Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle 81', has just been named President/CEO of the United Way of San Joaquin County. Birtwhistle retired in July from Kaiser Permanente and the Permanente Medical Group, where she worked the last 30 years. "The University of the Pacific graduate has been actively involved in the nonprofit sector, including being a co-founder of Advancing Women's Leadership conference and The Eleanor Project, both organizations aimed at inspiring, motivating and mentoring women." Birtwhistle earned her Master's degree in Sports Medicine and claims that while at Pacific she learned the important foundational elements of leading and giving back for which she is eternally grateful.

209 Furniture
Supplying furniture to the San Joaquin county for over 13 years.

209 Furniture is San Joaquin's premier wholesaler for all Acme Furniture, Aico Furniture, Ashley Furniture, Coaster Furniture, England (La-Z Boy) Furniture, Homelegance Imports, Najarian Furniture, and Serta products!

They also specialize in custom furniture, giving customers the control to make any modifications and adjustments to the standard sofa and sectional furniture styles.

209 Furniture has been a generous supporter of the Orange & Black Ball in past years and owner, Basel Karabala, has been a PAF member the last 2 years. Karabala was also the Rookie of the Year in the 2018 PAF Fund Drive where he helped to raise $3,200 for Pacific student-athletes.
Team News
Men's Soccer
The Pacific men's soccer team had a lot to celebrate this past Saturday night as they upset #11 Portland 3-1 on senior night! Junior Jonathan Jimenez scored 3 goals in just three minutes and 12 seconds to lead the Tigers to a victory. They are now tied for second place in the WCC with their last conference match up on Saturday at Gonzaga.

The Tigers recognized their 5 seniors -Alfredo Alcala, Bob Groenendijk, Johnatan Rico-Contreres, Camden Riley, and Wouter Verstraaten- at half time who have made a huge impact on the program over the last 4 years.
Don and Karen DeRosa Endowed Golf Scholarship

Pacific Golf's Austin Fox is the recipient of the Don and Karen DeRosa Endowed Golf Scholarship. Fox is a junior from Folsom, California majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

The purpose of this Fund is to honor Don and Karen DeRosa in recognition of Don's service to the University and his passion for golf.
The recipient of this scholarship shall be an outstanding student golfer who represents the ideals and principals of Don DeRosa. According to Pacific Golf's head coach, John Cook, "Austin has a become a tremendous player for the program and the hard work he has put in over the last couple years is showing in his results. His calm demeanor and eagerness to learn both in the classroom and on the golf course has helped shape him into the well-rounded student-athlete he is today."

Fox had an impressive performance back in October as he finished tied for 8th at the Nick Watney Invitational. He played his best round on Tuesday starting out one under and shooting six strokes under par, for the second-lowest score of the day for all golfers. He had 14 birdies in the tournament - the six most of any golfer - and led the Tigers with a combined of five under scorecard (211). It was the best finish of any Tiger this season!

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
This past spring, several Pacific volleyball alumni came together to initiate the Tiger Give Back Campaign to help raise funds for the volleyball program in an effort to support their student-athletes. These funds will be used towards enhanced recruiting, operational expenses, and increased academic support. By giving towards the campaign, you will automatically become a member of the Tiger Booster Club and will have the opportunity to receive benefits. This campaign is a great opportunity to help our Tigers carry on the rich program and success that has produced national titles, Olympians, and top Division 1 coaches. For more details, view the brochure by clicking the picture below.
PAF Pre Game Hospitality
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 I Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House

The PAF Pre-Game hospitality schedule has been set! If you are eligible to attend these events, please click below to view the schedule and location. The first will be held this Tuesday prior to the Tigers game vs Stanislaus St. It will be from 5:00-6:30 and feature light hors d’oeuvres, 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. 
PAF Coaches Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 I Valley Brew

Join the PAF for the next Coaches Luncheon of the 2018-19 season featuring 5 of our Pacific head coaches and their student-athletes. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis, Field Hockey 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.