MEET OUR “FASHIONISTA” CAROLINE INGLIS

Known for her consistency on the course and her grinding skills, Caroline also has the second highest cumulative GPA in the team. This year, Caroline had 9 rounds at par or better, and of her 35 rounds, 31 of those were 76 and below!  In addition, she earned  the award for our “Most Improved Player,” as she was able to shave over a stroke off her scoring average in the last year, from 75.27 to 74.03.

A Jamba Juice lover and a “Fashionista” (member of the fashion committee), she and Monica thoughtfully select the team uniforms before competition.  If you like what you see from our uniform combinations, Caroline had a big part to do with it!

Caroline has already had a lot of tournament action thus far this summer. She shot 70-74 at the Oregon Amateur to finish 2nd in stroke play, and then shot 73 yesterday in her US Women’s Amateur Qualifier in Palos Verdes, CA. She has also recently qualified to play the US Women’s Amateur Public Links next week at the Home Course in Washington.

Another thing that makes Caroline stand out is her ability to speak Spanish!  Coach P approves, and comfortably says, “she dominates the language!”

Finally we would like to recognize some more of Caroline’s TOP PERFORMANCES this year.  Not only could she perform in the team van with her sneaky rapping and singing skills, but she also finished Top 5 at Michigan State, and at the University of Washington’s tournament at Sahalee.  We also want to recognize her  performance at the Regional Championship at Tumble Creek, WA this past May where she led the team and placed 22nd,  as an individual. Way to go Coco!!

She continues to be recognized as a Pac-12 All-Academic scholar, and strives to be an All-American Scholar next year.

Here is to you, Caroline Inglis :)

Caroline caddying for Brenna!

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Favorite moment this year: singing in the van on the way to Regionals (Somo)

Favorite quote this year: “The hole reject the ball, like the boy rejects me!” by Cassy Isagawa

Favorite team bonding moment: heads up at coach’s house aka watching Brenna singing

Best thing we ate this year: booba Tee

Hanging out in the park with Morgan, Caroline best friend :)

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Favorite uniform combination: grey short sleeve and yellow tennis skirt

Favorite song played in the van: “Enjoy the ride” by Krewella or “Ride” by Somo

Best highlight on the course: making an eagle on a par 4 at Regionals

Favorite practice drill: any putting drills we did this year!

Hanging out with Marcella!!!

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Favorite shop to shop at: Nordstroms, Francescas, and Free People

Favorite place in the world: Charleston, NC

Favorite team dessert: booba and fro-yo

Most adventurous thing you have done in your life: zip-lining

Caroline and Marcella visiting  Scharkey’s house in LA!!!! :) 

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Most embarrassing moment in your life: walking around with my nose ring hanging out at Silverado

Pre-tournament ritual or superstitions: reading Bible verse of the day and doing my hair

What’s playing on your Ipod before tournaments: Christian music/Worship

Caroline and Morgan found kittens at the lake and as Caroline says “trying to even out my tan lines”

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Your celebrity crush: Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, any hot good golfers!

Best placed you have traveled with the Ducks: Japan!

Career lowest round: 67

VAMOS PATOS!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are your Oregon Ducks doing for the 4th of July?

We hope you have a great time during the 4th surrounded by family and friends :)

Many of us are having BBQ’s out in the sun with our friends. Marcella is having a BBQ lunch with Diana and Derek and a lot of their family members that are coming from different states. While Monica is spending the 4th in Eugene with her friends, Brenna is having an annual neighborhood BBQ in Corvallis. Caroline and her friend Katie are also attending to the BBQ.

Cali Hipp is in Payette Lake with her aunt Julie, Fawn Germer, and her parents!

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Coach P run the Butte to Butte 10k this morning along with some co-workers from the Athletic Department.

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Here is Coach P with Jennifer Elston, Marne Minard, Mary Ellen Mansfield, Lisa Peterson, Lorraine Davis, and Kristi Morris :)

“There was a big hill at the beginning for about a mile” Coach P says. “Then, we went down hill for about one and a half miles, and the rest was pretty straight. Many people were wearing customs and there were a lot of people on the sidewalks cheering on us. My team and I had a great time pushing each other out there! Kristi really won the day today finishing the race in 50 minutes. It was a great start of my 4th of July.”

Cassy Isawaga played some golf this morning back in Hawaii and she is also having a BBQ later on the day :)

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Cathleen is back in Australia, and even though she is not celebrating the 4th. She remembers having some good sale shopping and buffet style eating those years she has been in the US for the 4th.

Raffi went up to Portland for the Blues Festival with some of her friends!

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Coach Ria is spending the day with her family. Her in laws are in town and there is also a new addition to the Scott family! Grant William was born on June 29th!!!!!!!!!! :) CONGRATULATIONS COACH RIA!!!!!!!

Here are some memorable pictures from this past season!

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM YOUR OREGON DUCKS!!!!!

 

First hike of the Year with Raffi, Caroline, Cathleen, Coach Ria and Coach P

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Raffi and Coach P exploring Crater Lake

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Stopping at Coach Ria’s uncle’s house on our way to Chicago after playing our first tournament at Michigan State

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Beautiful sunset in New Mexico

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Cathleen, Caroline and Monica hiking the Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

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Meeting Phil Knight at Nike :)

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Team stop at Multnomah Falls, OR on our way to Regionals at Tumble Creek

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End of the year banquet at Matt Arena :)

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 GO DUCKS!!!!!

 

Meet Monica Petchakan

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Famous for her mad running skills and serving on the team’s fashion committee, Monica Petchakan has provided tremendous contributions to the team. While on the Fashion Committee, she and sophomore Caroline Inglis provide input to our equipment staff and Nike designers on clothing and future gear. Originally from Southern California with true Thai roots, Monica loves bringing energy to the team environment.  She is also known for showing up at practice with a Subway sandwich, and famous for the amount of times she has sprained (or almost sprained) her ankle. Monica has also shown tremendous dedication and commitment with our SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) and O Heroes (A program that provides voluntary opportunities for athletes to engage with the community). Although she lost her car bumper and a tooth this year (both currently good as new :)) she continues to carry herself with swag and jokes wherever she goes.

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Monica, Caroline, Cathleen and Cassy at Michigan State

Favorite team bonding moment: Getting to explore Chicago with my ladies

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Monica and Cathleen at the Clear Bubble in Chicago

Best thing we ate this year: Sushi, Duh!

Favorite uniform combination: all white everything

Favorite song played in the van: Phill Collins – “Feel it in the air” in Brenna’s car

Best highlight on the course: Getting an albatross (2 on a par 5)

Favorite practice drill: anything that gets us prizes at the end

Favorite shop to shop at: Nike

Favorite place in the world: So far, Thailand

Favorite team dessert: Ice cream

Most adventurous thing you have done in your life: Rafting

Most embarrassing moment in your life: Losing my tooth and having to walk across campus while people stopped to talk to me

Pre-tournament ritual or superstitions: I cant use the Bandon Dunes ball marker

What’s playing on your Ipod before tournaments: Trey songz, YGI, anything up beat I can rap and turn up to :)

Your celebrity crush: Dave Franco

Best placed you have traveled with the Ducks: Japan

Good times hiking with the team :) Monica, Caroline, Cathleen, Cali and Marcella

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Monica is currently in Nicaragua, in a trip organized by O Heroes with many other athletes and coaches from the University of Oregon. The purpose of the trip is to build basketball courts for the kids in Nicaragua, learn the culture and have a tremendous international experience. We can’t wait to hear how Monica’s trip goes! :) Follow our blog to find out more about Monica’s trip

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Meet Cassy Isagawa

Famous for her yellow ball and being the queen of Sephora, Cassy Isagawa not only leads the team with her game and demeanor, she is also famous for leading by example by thanking every volunteer on the course.  She can easily surprise you hitting the ball 28+0 yards, and sinking clutch putts from 40 feet away. Also widely known for her music skills, she is the one who provides the van tunes during trips. Cassy is also the player who holds the UO record for Rounds at Par or Better (53), and is the only UO player to date who has played in a Junior Ryder Cup, has multiple All-America honors on her back, and also volunteers with the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association in her spare time. She continues to be the only player in Oregon Women’s Golf history to have season scoring averages in the 72’s.

Cassy continues to break barriers. As one of the only female competitors in the field at the 106th Manoa Cup at Oahu Country Club, she shot 72 (yes, from the men’s tees) to finish Top-20 in stroke play and qualify match play! She advanced to the round of 64 winning Dennis Harrison 5 and 3. Her Manoa Cup run was completed with an intense match vs. Scotty Yamashita (1up) in the round of 32.

Watch Cassy’s interview at Manoa Cup Isagawa and Ma among advancers in 106th Manoa Cup

A nice feature from the Honolulu Star Advertiser this past week:

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Favorite moment this year: singing in the van rides at tournaments

Favorite quote this year: “romantic hopeless” by Marcella Pranovia

Favorite team bonding moment: when we played “heads up” before winter break

Best thing we ate this year: the Mediterranean restaurant when were in San Jose

Favorite uniform combination: green (dark) with yellow tennis skirt

Favorite song played in the van: Enjoy the ride

Best highlight on the course: practice rounds in general were the best

Favorite practice drill: hitting different wedge shots and putting out

Favorite shop to shop at: H & M

Favorite place in the world: Japan (specifically Tokyo)

Favorite team dessert: Fro-yo “Duh”

Most adventurous thing you have done in your life: climb a pole my freshman year at a team retreat

Most embarrassing moment in your life: I stood on a medicine ball at workouts and felt

Pre-tournament ritual or superstitions: listen to “my music” before I play

What’s playing on your Ipod before tournaments: house music. Example: “Enjoy the ride” or “Alive” by Knewella

Best placed you have traveled with the Ducks: probably Japan!

Career lowest round: 65

Cassy at Michigan State, our first tournament of this year:

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Making the most out of a shuttle ride:

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Looking intense with Coach Puga:

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The many faces of Cassy Isagawa:

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#GODUCKS

 

ON THE ROAD TO WA FOR REGIONALS

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We are very excited that we are going just up the road to WASHINGTON for the NCAA West Regional!!!!!!!

This past Monday, the NCAA Committee released the team and individual Regional selections. It was televised on Golf Central on the Golf Channel for the first time. The entire team, our support staff, and administration staff watched the selection show at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. To celebrate the occasion, Adam, and our Sports Nutrition staff, made us some special mint chocolate chip cupcakes to go with the soft serve that they also make in-house. We ate our treats with a lot less guilt knowing that they are “Adam-approved” :)

Your Oregon Ducks were selected to compete in the NCAA West Regional, which will be taking place at Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, WA. Twenty four teams will be competing for one of 8 spots at the NCAA Championship, which will be taking place on May 20-23 in Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, OK.  We are looking forward to a top eight finish and the opportunity to attend the National Championship for the second straight time.

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Last week the Ducks took 8th with a total of 897 at the Pac 12 Championship in Corvallis, OR. We had very consistent rounds, and are looking to drop a few more putts next week at the NCAA Tournament!

The Pac-12 is extremely competitive, and we are privileged to compete in such an elite conference! Of the 11 schools in our Conference, 6 are in the Top-11 in the Country, and 8 are in the Top-35! With such tough competition, it is always a treat and an honor to have our players selected to our Pac-12 All-Conference Teams.

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Cassy Isagawa was selected for the Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team, and it marks her third year in a row earning All-Conference Honors.

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Cathleen Santoso was a Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection as well.

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These are a few hallmarks from the event along with the outstanding support we had from teammates, support staff, family and friends :) Thank you everyone for coming!!!

This week the Ducks have been working hard on the gym, and also focusing on a lower ball flight. “Tumble Creek predicts wind and we want to be prepared for it” Coach P says.

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We decided to change it up a little bit and yesterday took the team to Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River, OR. It is a wonderful course by the McKenzie River Valley, and is always rated one of the best in Oregon.

Here are some pictures and videos from yesterday’s practice at Tokatee :)

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We are also excited to announce our Regional Team line-up. This year the team will be formed by: Cassy Isagawa, Cathleen Santoso, Caroline Inglis, Marcella Pranovia, and Raffi Dyer!!!! We are planning on driving to WA, Tuesday May 6th.  If you are up for a road trip or in the area, please come see us at Suncadia! We always love having Duck fans cheer us on. :) But, wherever you are, you can always follow us on live scoring at: www.golfstat.com

Our Duck of the WEEK goes to Brenna Murphy!!!! :) Our Freshman from Corvallis, OR, has made a tremendous impact in this team with her outgoing personality, her humor, work ethic and support. Additionally, she showed her commitment to the team and teammates supporting the Ducks every day at the Pac 12 Championship. She has also been working really hard on her game and in the weight room and the results are obvious. She definitely brings a different level of fun, humor, and singing (thank goodness) to our team.

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“Being a part of this team has already been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I feel very lucky to be on a team that is as close as we are.  They’re not only my teammates, they’re my friends. It was awesome to be able to watch and support my team as they played Pac 12 in my hometown.  I know I can learn a lot from my teammates, so I took it as an opportunity to observe, and think about how I can better my own game. Post season will be tough, but I have no doubt that our team is up for the challenge.  We are working hard, refocusing, and putting in the extra hours both on and off the course to ensure that we finish strong athletically and academically.” Brenna says :)

DUCK FACTS OF THE WEEK ………… :) 

Nails are ready for Regionals

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How do I mail a letter? …. I think I am gonna Google it  Marcella Pranovia

Did you know that Monica Petchakan plays intramural soccer?

I can behave like a 25 year old if I want to Cathleen Santoso

WOW WOW WOW   response to Cathleen’s comment from Coach P

THE 2014 SILVERADO SHOWDOWN

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This past week, the University of Oregon and the University of Colorado co-hosted the Silverado Showdown in Napa, CA at the Silverado Resort Spa, home of the PGA Tour: Frys.com.

Fifteen teams participated in the event: Oregon, Colorado, USC, Arizona, California, SDSU, San Jose State, Washington, Washington State, UNLV, New Mexico, Fresno State, Oregon State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin! It was a very strong field!

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Marcella and Cathleen signing the Silverado flags for the team and individual prizes

 

 

The Oregon line-up for the Silverado Showdown included Cathleen Santoso, Cassy Isagawa, Marcella Pranovia, Caroline Inglis and Cali Hipp. The team arrived on Saturday and we played 36 holes Monday and 18 on Tuesday. The course was in incredible condition, the weather was outstanding, and we were extremely fortunate to play on one of the courses that the PGA Tour plays this year!

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Cassy Isagawa finished Top 6 with scores of 71, 71, 73; Cathleen Santoso took 11th place with 70, 78, 70; Caroline Inglis placed 29th with scores of 75, 75, 74; Marcella Pranovia finished 52nd and Cali Hipp finished out placing 62nd. Altogether Oregon took 5th place as a team!

For more results check: http://www.golfstat.com/schedule/global_tournament_results.cfm?tid=29220

As a tournament gift, every team was able to choose an item from the WILL LEATHER GOODS catalog and also received a welcome bag stocked full of MARATHON OF MIRACLES bars, COSMOS Popcorn, and a SAFEWAY gift card! Coaches were treated to an event by VINTAGE WINE ESTATES, specifically Consentino and Girard Wineries, and were sent home with a bottle courtesy of Kim Talley!

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This event wouldn’t have been possible without the outstanding contributions we had from our volunteers, many of whom were Silverado Members! We truly can’t thank each and every one of them enough. Tara Lipanovich, Coach Ria’s former teammate at Cal and teaching professional at Silverado was our volunteer coordinator. There aren’t enough words to say how grateful we are for all of her help. Because of her and all the volunteers’ efforts, the event was a success! On a separate, but related note, we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of cookies they made for all the teams, so another huge thank you for fueling us through each round of the tournament.

Dinner SSOur long list of gratitude includes UO’s very own equipment manager, Matt Ater. He flew down for the event and was instrumental in the helping us operate behind the scenes. We even had our sport administrator, Jim Bartko, come down, and even had some fans—Stephanie Peters and her friend Tina—drive over from Modesto to come watch us! As usual, we had dedicated parents: Laurie Inglis and Barbara Hipp, who made 8 ½ and 10 hour drives respectively to come support the Ducks. We felt so much love from our friends and family. Thank you!

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Last but not least, we owe a massive thank you to the University of Colorado for co-hosting this tournament with us. We look forward to doing it all again next year!

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We have been back in Oregon for a week and are getting ready for the last stretch of the season! Practices have been held at Shadow Hills Country Club and Emerald Valley Golf Club and we are ready for this weekend because ……..

We’d love it if you could come and watch our team this weekend. We compete starting on Friday, at 9:40 am and are paired with #1 ranked Southern California. Tee times for the weekend are based on our scores and will be updated on www.golfstat.com. Live statistics and scoring can also be found on Golfstat. Hope to see you there!

GO DUCKS!!!

 

BYE BYE FINALS WEEK & HELLO!!! SAN DIEGO

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

JaquaIts modern design makes it an incredible place to study!  Student Athletes know and respect that everyone is there for the same reason: to STUDY and EXCEL academically!

“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

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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.

Cassy at practice 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

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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

Ria & I Daisy Ducks 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??

Go Ducks!!!!!