The Pacific Index

Men’s basketball looking to break streak

Luke Olson

November 13, 2016

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In the 2015-16 season the Pacific University men’s basketball team has finished fifth in the Northwest Conference for the fourth year in a row, just missing the playoffs by one spot. This season, they look to break this s...

Women’s wrestling brings in new talent

Shannon-bay Gregory

November 13, 2016

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The start of November is the start of wrestling season for Pacific University’s women’s wrestling team. Head coach Severin Walsh is confident the team will do great this season. “The wrestlers are in shape and ahead of last...

Women’s basketball adds size and depth

Luke Peevyhouse

November 13, 2016

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As fall sports winds down, winter sports season is right around the corner. The Pacific University women’s basketball team opens up their season Nov. 16 in Portland against Multnomah University. Returning all but two players,...

Senior soccer player earns Boxer award

Luke Olson

November 13, 2016

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The Pacific University Boxer Club recently named senior Breezy Brookbank athlete of the month for September. During the month, she scored a total of three goals including her game winner against Linfield College. It was her...

Pacific hires head lacrosse coach

Luke Peevyhouse

October 27, 2016

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After winning back-to-back Northwest Conference Titles, outright in 2015 and a shared conference championship in 2016, the women’s lacrosse team has now hired their new head coach. Jacqueline McDevitt has come to b...

Kaopua having breakout season

Kelsi Roth

October 27, 2016

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Senior Tiare Kaopua has been thriving on the court this season, as the team has made improvements. In 12 of the team’s 15 games to date, Kaopua has had double digit kills. She has also won conference player of the ...

Senior football players stay for extra year

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

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It is becoming a trend for student-athletes to play a redshirt season in their respective sports and come back for a fifth season. At Pacific University, many football players have decided to come back for another chanc...

Receiver closing in on Boxer record

Chris Shoffner

October 27, 2016

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Pacific University’s current single season receiving yards record may only stand for one year. The current record set in 2015, by wide receiver Nathan Suyematsu stands at 1098 yards in a single season throughout ...

Student-athletes find new sports at Pacific

Luke Olson

October 27, 2016

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45 percent of students at Pacific University are student-athletes. Many students at Pacific are recruited to play a varsity sport at the Division III level, this doesn’t always work out for some athletes and some decide t...

Alcohol and its effects on athletes

Max Kirkendall

October 27, 2016

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Many college students enjoy having a couple of drinks here and there to relieve some stress. But for student-athletes, that drink or two might have an effect on athletic performance in an upcoming game or tournament. ...

Swimming prepares for upcoming season

Shannon Bay Gregory

October 27, 2016

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The swim team has begun practices for the 2016- 17 season and swim meets will begin in just a couple of weeks. Alec Webster, head coach of Paci c University’s men and women’s swim teams says that so far, everythi...

Rowing team ends fall season strong

Luke Peevyhouse

October 27, 2016

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The Paci c University rowing team is entering its third year of the program with the fall season starting off at the Lewis and Clark Charlie Brown Regatta Oct. 22. The varsity eight posted a time of 1:09.33 and the ...

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