Highlighting Pacific athletes Nathan Gilpin '11, Valerie Kitamori '11, Max Bonk '11, Stephanie Vanoudenhaegen '11 and Rob Dittrick '13.
The Kamuela, Hawai’i native concluded his Pacific career with his third straight invitation to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship. The four-time All-NWC selection finished third nationally in Golfstat’s Division III statistical rankings and was among the top 50 in all college divisions.
Gilpin ended his Pacific career by finishing third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Northwest Conference Championships in April, earning All-NWC honors. In addition to his work on the track, Gilpin recently completed a two-year term as the undergraduate representative on the Pacific University Board of Trustees.
Dittrick was named the Northwest Conference’s Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the ABCA All-West Region Third Team after compiling an 8-3 record and 2.26 earned run average. His eight wins tie him for second best in school history as the Boxers finished third in the NWC with a 21-16-2 record.
Vanoudenhaegen led the Boxers in 2011 with a .453 batting average and set school single-season records with 53 runs, 57 hits and 38 stolen bases. She was named First Team All-NWC and NFCA All-West Region and earned selection to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Softball Team.
Kitamori completed her career by finishing third at the PGA Minority College Golf Championships in Winter Haven, Fla. The four-year Boxer also finished in fifth place at the Northwest Conference Championship tournament.