November 26, 2012

Celebration Of Life Ceremony For Stana Landon

Former assistant athletic trainer and beloved supporter of Logger student-athletes Stana Landon passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22nd after a long and gallant battle with cancer. She was 35 years old.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Stana will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29th in Memorial Fieldhouse at 4 p.m. and will be open to the public.

Members of the Logger community will remember Stana for her wonderful wit and spirit. As an athletic trainer, Stana went above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of Logger student-athletes. Her contribution to Puget Sound went well beyond athletics with her contributions in developing a faculty/staff fitness club and serving on the Staff Senate.

Student-athletes, coaches and staff all loved and respected Stana during her time at Puget Sound. After she learned of the return of her cancer, she continued to be a strong advocate for Logger Athletics and attended games often. She will be greatly missed by the entire Puget Sound community.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to St. Joseph Hospital Tacoma Inpatient Oncology. PO Box 1502 Tacoma WA 98401. (253) 428-8411.

Nate Backes
Seattle, Wash.
Bishop Blanchet HS

Nate Backes went on a tear last week, tallying at least one hit in all four games the Loggers played en route to a 3-1 record and a series sweep of Lewis & Clark. Backes had multiple hits in three of the four games and went 3-for-4 in the series finale against the Pioneers on April 13. In that contest he ripped a double and legged out a triple, falling just a homer short of the cycle. With the base knocks he brought in three RBIs for the Loggers while scoring two himself, accounting for five of the Loggers' 11 runs on the day. In all he tallied eight hits, five runs, and eight RBIs last week, hitting for an even .500 average. Thanks to the hot bat, he leads the Loggers in batting average, RBIs, doubles, homeruns, and is tied for the lead in hits. Backes and the rest of the Puget Sound baseball squad travel to Forest Grove, Ore., for a three-game series at Pacific this season.