Tiger Talk returns Tuesday, March 16th with a special “Where Are They Now?” edition featuring three former Pacific student-athletes who have seen great success in their careers upon graduation. Featured guests include former men’s basketball player, Matt De La Pena ’96, former Pacific softball player, Debora Wilson ’98, and Nick Sellers ’95 of Pacific Football. The Tiger Talk is set to begin at 6:00 PM and registration is now open!
De La Pena was a member of the men’s basketball program from 1994-1996 where he appeared in 34 games and received his BA. He then went onto San Diego State University where he received his MFA in creative writing. He is now a New York Times Best-Selling and Newbery Medal winning author of seven young adult novels.
Wilson was a member of the Pacific Softball program from 1994-1998 and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Post graduation, she has worked for ditech, Home Loan Center, Lending Tree, Grander Financial, and is now the SVP of Operations at LoanDepot.
Sellers was a quarterback for the Pacific Tigers football program from 1993-1995 appearing in 15 games. He received his bachelors degree from UOP and then went on to the Birmingham School of Law to earn his Juris Doctor degree. After serving in a variety of leadership positions for 16 years with Alabama Power and Southern Company, Sellers was named the CEO of the World Games 2021 in 2019. The World Games 2021 Birmingham is an Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 32 unique, multi-disciplinary sports and features 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries. The event was originally scheduled for 2021, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been postponed to July 7-17, 2022.
Since 1970, the Pacific Athletic Foundation, and later the Pacific Tigers Athletics Association, has provided valuable scholarship support for Pacific student-athletes thanks to donations from hundreds of loyal and generous donors each and every year.