DeAnn Fitzgerald ’81, OD ’84 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become well known for her focus on using optometry as a way to manage athletes’ concussions. She has developed protocols for young athletes who suffer head injuries, and her work has been widely shared and emulated around the country.
Within the field of optometry, sports vision has emerged as a fast-moving specialty. And within sports vision, Pacific is a leader.
Football, soccer, rowing and volleyball will be postponed. Cross country, golf and tennis will be permitted to play this fall. “We are committed to supporting our student-athletes and their experience through these challenging times,” said Pacific University Athletic Director Keith Buckley. “Our coaches and staff continue to work diligently in developing a plan to provide our student-athletes a safe and valuable experience both this fall, as well as into the winter/spring competition schedules.”
Bonn died June 26, 2020. He served at Pacific from 1984 to 1992.
Boxer student-athletes may not be able to practice with their teams, but they're still kicking, throwing and passing. Check out these creative videos featuring Boxer Athletics teams staying connected while staying home.
Pacific University men's tennis senior Rayden Murata (Kaimuki, Hawaii) has been named one of the 10 male semifinalists for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar award.
The Boxers face George Fox on Thursday for a chance to go on to play for the title.
Oregon soccer legend Jimmy Conway, who played for the Irish national soccer team, for Fulham in the English league, and the Portland Timbers, coached at Pacific University in the mid-1980s.
Pacific University is proud to participate in the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Girls ages 5-14 are invited to join a free sports clinic at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Stoller Center on the Forest Grove Campus.
Brant Minor, assistant men's basketball coach, was recently featured in an article about the sport.