TODAY is the last day of finals week!!!!!! :)
Many of us have spent this week focusing on our studies, mostly at the John Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes. “The Jaqua” as we all call it, is right on campus. It is an incredible facility just for student athletes, where you can go study and have personal tutoring sessions. Our academic Advisor, Chris Young, is always there, to provide guidance for us in academics and life. J
“Finals week is about staying focused, buckling down and finishing strong, kind of like the last 3 holes in a round” Brenna says. “I have a routine for studying and I like to study alone so having the rooms at the Jaqua available is really beneficial for me”
“Finals went well” Monica says. “I pulled a couple of all-nights, but what kept me going was the fact that I am going to Cabo for Spring Break”
As usual, the team is in great shape to get some good grade this term! :) And, we are ready for the final Spring Quarter!
There is no one more ready for the Spring Quarter than our lone senior, Raffi Dyer. She did a great job getting some tough classes out of the way during the winter term, in order to free up her last 10 weeks as an Oregon Duck! – “Finals were taught this term as I wanted to get all my hard classes out of the way, I I can really enjoy my last term” Raffi says. “It definitely helped having the Jaqua to study and Chris our academic advisor, who managed to keep me calm when I got a little stressed!. And now can’t wait for the upcoming tournament not having to think about school” GO DUCKS!
This week each player has been focusing on their games and preparing for this weekend! Here is a video of Cassy Isagawa at ECC
For the rest Spring Break, the team is heading to San Diego tomorrow! San Diego State University is hosting a tournament at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. This is a three day tournament, and we will be back on Wednesday night. We are super excited about this trip! On Monday night Coach Ria’s dad is hosting a barbeque for the team. If you want to follow your Ducks, go to www.golfstat.com Cathleen Santoso, Cassy Isagawa, Caroline Inglis, Marcella Pranovia and Raffi Dyer are ready to compete again after winning last tournament in San Jose, CA a couple of weeks ago.
Our fashion committee has allowed “flippy floppys” and swim suits on the trip! That means there is some beach time waiting for us in San Diego! And Cathleen Santoso is already waiting for us in San Diego. She left to LA a couple of days ago to go to the Embassy to renew her passport since it was expiring :) #foreignerproblem
Here is Caroline Inglis fashion committee member practicing “beach mode”
We are also happy to announce that, Coach Favor, our strength coach is coming with us this week! We know Coach Favor will bring us good luck as the last time he traveled with us was during NCAA Regionals, and we qualified for the National Championship!
Sounds like there will be no shortage of fun people, good food, sunshine, and hopefully birdies down in San Diego!
The rest of the team is having also some fun the rest of the break! Cali Hipp headed to Chicago with her parents yesterday. Monica Petchakan is going to Cabo and Brenna Murphy is going to Honolulu! :)
Have a great WEEKEND! We will come back soon with updates from SAN DIEGO and Coach Favor’s experience this upcoming week with us :)
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Coach Ria and Coach P attended to the Daisy Ducks lunch on Tuesday!The Daisy Ducks are a big group of ladies who are huge supporters of the University of Oregon Athletics.They love supporting all the teams and they always treat us with very yummy snacks before our trips.
“We had a great time at lunch” Coach P says. “The food was really good and we got to interact with very nice people. I loved answering all the questions and I cant wait for another Daisy Ducks lunch”
“Coach Ria and myself, love our new visors that the Daisy Ducks made for us”
Should we wear them in San Diego??