Highlighting the accomplishments of our student-athletes. Read more at goboxers.com.
Ledbetter Field at Hanson Stadium gets new synthetic turf this summer, including lettering that identifies the field’s new name, in honor of longtime supporter Kim Ledbetter and his wife Barb. The field is home to Boxer football, soccer and lacrosse teams and a myriad of university and community activities.
Spencer Backstrom ‘18
Backstrom was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-West Region Third Team. In his final season at Pacific, Backstrom was one of the nation’s top pitchers with 85 strikeouts in 60 innings of work with a 4-2 mark, four saves and a 1.95 ERA en route to second team all-Northwest Conference honors. From Bellingham, Wash., Backstrom is studying business administration at Pacific.
Becca Bernard ‘20
The freshman out of Roseville, Calif., was named Third Team All-West Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as well as Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference. She is the first Boxers freshman to be named NFCA All-Region since Marissa Reichard was a third team honoree in 2013.
Kaitlyn Lomartire ‘17
Lomartire became just the second player in Pacific women’s tennis history to be selected First Team All-Northwest Conference for a fourth-consecutive year. She is just the seventh player in Northwest Conference history to be named first team all-conference on four occasions. The Portland native graduated this spring
with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish.
Emily Sproul ‘19
Track & Field
Sproul finished seventh in the women’s javelin throw at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships. Sproul, who was competing at the national meet for the third straight year, earned the honor for the second time as she also finished seventh in 2016. She joins Pacific University Hall of Famer Dee Dee Arnall ’06 as a two-time All-American in the event. The education major hails from Salem, Ore.
Clark Wininger ‘17
Wininger was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Most Improved Senior for the West Region. He finished his career with an all-time singles mark of 46-16 (.742) and a 44-19 (.698) mark for a school record 90 wins. He also was named first team All-Northwest Conference for the second-straight year. Wininger graduated in May with a major in anthropology and a minor in Spanish.