Athletic trainer Greg Waltner, strength coach Cat Wade, and Pilot baseball players Ryan Barr and Travis Pederson were honored at Portland Fire & Rescue’s 2013 Award Ceremony, which was held on Thursday, May 30. Each member of the UP contingent was awarded a Certificate of Merit for their role in helping save the life of Pilots senior pitcher JR Bunda when he went into cardiac arrest after training on December 10, 2012.
Four Portland Pilots rowers were recently named as National Scholar Athletes, announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Molly Donahue, Sarah Donohoe, Jamie Opra, and Jessica Osborn were each recognized by the CRCA. Donahue and Opra also landed on the WCC’s All-Academic Team, while six other rowers received all-academic honorable mentions.
Pilots senior first baseman Brian Frattali and senior third baseman Jeff Melby were named to the 2013 All-West Coast Conference First Team, while five Pilots total were honored. Senior catcher/designated hitter Ben Grubb and sophomore second baseman Cody Lenahan each landed all-conference honorable mention, while right-hander Billy Sahlinger was named to the league’s all-freshman team.
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