December 22, 2020
PACIFIC ATHLETIC FOUNDATION'S
INSIDE THE LINES
YOUR INSIDE LOOK AT PACIFIC ATHLETICS
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!
DONOR SPOTLIGHT
Ernie Segale
PAF Member, Former PAF Board Member

Occupation: President/Owner of Segale Travel

PAF Members For: 50+ years

Ernie Segale is one of the PAF's original members who initially joined the PAF because of his interest in Pacific Basketball. He is a men's and women's basketball season ticket holder and his company, Segale Travel, is a long-time partner of Pacific Athletics. After serving on the PAF Board for 50 years and helping secure several thousands in fundraising dollars for the PAF each year, Segale has recently decided to step down in 2020 and will now serve as a member of the honorary board for the PAF. Thank you Ernie for all of your support and dedication to Pacific Athletics over the years!
Pacific Alumni in the News
Nick Sellers '95 Reacts to Adding Flag Football to the World Games 2022

Flag football has been added to The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama — the first edition of The World Games to be held in America since 1981. In partnership with the International World Games Association, NFL and International Federation of American Football, The World Games announced that the sport will join the existing lineup of 32 multi-disciplinary sports.

Hosted at Birmingham’s historic Legion Field, Flag Football at The World Games 2022 Presented by the NFL will feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams from around the world. As the current reigning champions, the United States men’s and women’s teams both pre-qualify for the tournament. The remaining teams will be selected through the IFAF qualifying process.

“We are grateful that the NFL recognizes the significance The World Games 2022 will have as the first major international sporting event in the U.S. coming out of this global pandemic,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022. “The world is longing to reconnect. And Birmingham, Alabama will play a role in that reconnection. The NFL’s partnership sends a signal to every company in the world that associating their brand with this special event is important for the world to see.”

To continue reading, click here. To watch Sellers' interview with NFL All Access, click below.
PAF BUSINESS FEATURE
Kjeldsen, Sinnock, & Neudeck, Inc.
Serving clients throughout central California for over 60 years

KSN and their predecessor firm, Darrhl I. Dentoni & Associates, have been providing civil engineering and surveying services to public and private clients throughout California’s Central Valley since 1956. KSN’s long history of successfully delivering their client’s projects is a result of their commitment to providing excellent service and a quality work product to all their clients.

KSN has been a loyal PAF member since 1991.
Team News
Pacific Women's Basketball
The Pacific Women's Basketball program hosted their Virtual Tip-Off and Meet the Team event on Monday, December 7th. The event was hosted by their play-by-play announcer, Don Gubbins, and included all 14 members of the team and the coaching staff.

At the conclusion of the event, the PAF launched a 48-Hour Giving Campaign in support of Pacific Women's Basketball with a goal of raising $10,000 towards a new shooting machine and food prep meals for the team. Thanks to the generosity of 63 donors, we are happy to announce that the campaign successfully raised $23,153 for Pacific Women's Basketball!
STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT
Cross Country

Anna Martinez is a senior from Beaverton, Oregon majoring in Business Administration with a marketing concentration and minor in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science.

Raced in the Tigers' first three events of the 2019 season, posting a top-50 finish at the Big Wave Invitational.
Getting to know Anna Martinez

  • Nickname: Ruth - one of my teammates always cheers for me in races by my middle name 
  • Favorite Pacific Professor/Staff Member (Non-Cross Country)? Professor Ruvalcaba, she really cares for her students and you can tell she’s passionate about what she teaches
  • Favorite Place On Campus? The Grove - I’m always hungry for a snack
  • Do You Have A Pre-Race Ritual? I normally have one of my teammates braid my hair!
  • Starbucks Order? I’m not a coffee drinker so normally I’ll just order a hot chocolate or a treat
  • What's On Your Bucket List? Running the Boston Marathon
  • Can you tell us a joke? What do you call an alligator in a vest? An in-vest-igator. 
Get to Know Our Coaches
Hailey Decker - Assistant Softball Coach
Hailey Decker was named to the Pacific softball coaching staff in the fall of 2019. She came to the Tigers program after serving two seasons as an assistant at Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon. During her tenure, Decker helped lead the Boxers to consecutive Northwest Conference Tournament appearances in 2018 and 2019.

Prior to her time with the Boxers, Decker was an assistant at Corban University, where she was the infield and hitting coach. While with the Warriors' she helped coach the team to a Cascade Collegiate Conference title and a runner-up finish in the NAIA World Series.

"She has a tremendous background as a coach and as an athlete, both collegiately and internationally. We are looking forward to her using that experience to help enrich our athletes both athletically and academically" expressed head coach, Brian Kolze.

The Keizer, Oregon native's coaching roots come from her father, Steve Decker, who played baseball professionally before moving in to the coaching ranks for the San Francisco Giants organization.

Decker, a middle infielder, played for two elite programs during college. She began her collegiate career at Nebraska in 2013, where she helped the Huskers to a stellar 45-16 record en route to an appearance at the Women's College World Series. As a sophomore, the Huskers recorded another 40-win season at 44-18 before advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals. In her final season with Nebraska, Decker set the Huskers' single-season record for doubles and was named First Team All-Big 10 and First Team All-Midwest Region.

Decker transferred to the University of Oregon as a junior and was a starter for the Ducks in the 2015 WCWS. Earning All-Pac12 Honorable Mention and First Team All-Pacific Region, Decker helped Oregon to back-to-back Pac-12 titles in 2015 and 2016.

Decker graduated with a degree in Psychology from Oregon in 2017.

Following graduation, Decker became a member of the Philippines National Team, where she went on to start for the national squad in the World Cup of Softball and the Canada Cup.
ELITE BOOSTER CLUBS
For the opportunity to receive exclusive benefits and get an inside look at our women's basketball program, consider joining their elite booster club, Bradley's Bench! Click below for more information on how you can join!
For the opportunity to receive exclusive benefits and get an inside look at our men's basketball program, consider joining their elite booster club, Damon's Circle! Click below for more information on how you can join today!
Pacific Athletic Foundation
The Pacific Athletic Foundation has recently restructured our membership levels, benefits, and ways to give. As of March 2020, all donors who make a sport-specific donation will now be considered PAF members and will have the opportunity to receive benefits based on their giving level.

These changes have been implemented as a part of our United We Roar campaign, which aims to increase the overall total of PAF memberships to 1,000 by the year 2023.

"Every gift made to the PAF is a vital part of our Pacific Athletics program and
directly supports the success of our over 300 student-athletes, all of whom proudly epitomize the legacy, tradition, and innovation that are synonymous with this program." -Pacific Director of Athletics, Janet Lucas

For more details on benefits and how to give, please click on the brochure below. To become a member and make your gift online, click "Join Today".
Happy Holidays from the PAF
This holiday season, we extend our warmest wishes and deepest gratitude to you and your family. We cannot wait to be together again, cheering on the Tigers, on our beautiful UOP campus. Thank you for your continued generosity during this difficult year. Through it all, you continue to enhance the student-athlete experience, build champions for life, and show that #UnitedWeRoar. For that, we are incredibly grateful. Go Tigers!