Courtesy: Pacific Athletics
STOCKTON, Calif. – Saturday the Pacific Athletics department hosted its 34th Hall of Fame and honor dinner at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
Established in 1982, the Hall, which is now made up of 250 individuals and 29 teams, welcomed Wendy Woolgar (women’s soccer), Natalie Dorr (women’s soccer), Kara Gormsen (women’s volleyball), Sarah Marshall (women’s swimming), Eddie Wisniewski (men’s water polo), Wendy Crain (field hockey), Adi Kramer (men’s tennis) along with the 2000 women’s volleyball team.
As part of this special evening, the athletic department honored this year’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Award winners, and presented the 2017-18 Pacific Tigers Student-Athletes of the Year. The evening of celebration and recognition provided a unique opportunity for connecting Pacific’s heritage of outstanding athletic alumni and Hall of Famers with the current generation of exceptional student-athletes.
The evening began with the honoring of the 2018 Stagg Award winners — Bob Amerman and Mark Miller Sr. — individuals who were selected as a result of leading a life of distinction, while demonstrating the integrity, dedication, idealism and team spirit personified by the late Amos Alonzo Stagg.
The night moved on to the honoring of eight current student-athletes who have showed excellence both in competition, in the classroom and in the community throughout the academic year. The awards included:
Amos Alonzo Stagg Scholar-Athlete Award
For scholastic excellence
Mary Witkowski, Women’s Soccer
Copper Casad, Baseball
Pacific Tigers Leadership Award
For outstanding leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship.
Melissa Ma, Women’s Soccer
Miles Mackenzie, Men’s Swimming
Dan Malley Service Award
For notable contributions and service to others in the university and the community
Andres Ochoa, Men’s Soccer
Hannah Terry, Women’s Soccer
Director of Athletics All-Tiger Award
For scholastic achievement and outstanding performance in sport.
Kenna Ramey, Women’s Swimming
Tristan Blackmon, Men’s Soccer