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"Westmore News" featured Pace Athletics in "Facts of Life"

03/15/2019

"Westmore News" featured Pace Athletics in "Facts of Life"

Pace University Athletics has received a $1 million gift from B.J. Finnerty, the wife of the late Peter X. Finnerty, to support the program and honor the legacy of her late husband who was a coach and the father of Pace Athletics. A portion of the gift will be used to establish the Athletics Fund, which will provide for the ongoing care, maintenance and improvement of Peter X. Finnerty Field, which serves as home for the Pace baseball and field hockey teams, the “Setters,” and is used for other activities such as intramural sports for Pace students. The remainder of the gift will enhance an existing endowed scholarship fund in honor of Finnerty. The scholarship is awarded to Pace student-athletes who demonstrate financial need and meet certain academic requirements.

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"My Social Good News" featured Pace Athletics in "Pace Receives $1 Million Athletics Gift"

02/14/2019

"My Social Good News" featured Pace Athletics in "Pace Receives $1 Million Athletics Gift"

Pace University Athletics has received a $1 million gift from B.J. Finnerty, the wife of the late Peter X. Finnerty, to support the program and honor the legacy of her late husband who was a coach and the father of the Pace Athletics.

A portion of the gift will be used to establish the Athletics Fund, which will provide for the ongoing care, maintenance and improvement of Peter X. Finnerty Field, which serves as the home for the Pace baseball and field hockey teams, the “Setters,” and is used for other activities such as intramural sports for Pace students.

The remainder of the gift will enhance an existing endowed scholarship fund in honor of Finnerty. The scholarship is awarded to Pace student-athletes who demonstrate financial need and meet certain academic requirements.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce such an impactful gift to support Pace student-athletes and our community,” said Pace Director of Athletics Mark Brown. “Private support is integral to the continued success of Pace Athletics and we thank Mrs. Finnerty for her incredible generosity.”

“Peter X. Finnerty personified the values of discipline and hard work and, in keeping with the University motto Opportunitas, he was committed to helping students realize their potential,” said Brown. “To be able to honor his legacy in this way reminds us of the proud history and traditions that he established, which laid the foundation for today’s students and future Setters who will benefit for many years to come.”

Peter X. Finnerty was Director of Athletics, Director of Alumni Relations, athlete, professor, coach, and inductee of the Pace University Hall of Fame. He established the Athletics and Recreation Program at Pace University in 1947. Finnerty served the University and its students for more than 40 years. He was the Director of Athletics from 1947-1988 as well as the men’s basketball coach from 1948-1960 and the baseball coach from 1948-1964.

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Press Release: Pace Athletics Receives $1 Million Gift

02/14/2019

Press Release: Pace Athletics Receives $1 Million Gift

Pace University Athletics has received a $1 million gift from B.J. Finnerty, the wife of the late Peter X. Finnerty, to support the program and honor the legacy of her late husband who was a coach and the father of the Pace Athletics.

A portion of the gift will be used to establish the Athletics Fund, which will provide for the ongoing care, maintenance and improvement of Peter X. Finnerty Field, which serves as the home for the Pace baseball and field hockey teams, the "Setters," and is used for other activities such as intramural sports for Pace students.

The remainder of the gift will enhance an existing endowed scholarship fund in honor of Finnerty. The scholarship is awarded to Pace student-athletes who demonstrate financial need and meet certain academic requirements.

"I am thrilled to be able to announce such an impactful gift to support Pace student-athletes and our community," said Pace Director of Athletics Mark Brown. "Private support is integral to the continued success of Pace Athletics and we thank Mrs. Finnerty for her incredible generosity."

"Peter X. Finnerty personified the values of discipline and hard work and, in keeping with the University motto Opportunitas, he was committed to helping students realize their potential," said Brown. "To be able to honor his legacy in this way reminds us of the proud history and traditions that he established, which laid the foundation for today's students and future Setters who will benefit for many years to come."

Peter X. Finnerty was Director of Athletics, Director of Alumni Relations, athlete, professor, coach, and inductee of the Pace University Hall of Fame. He established the Athletics and Recreation Program at Pace University in 1947. Finnerty served the University and its students for more than 40 years. He was the Director of Athletics from 1947-1988 as well as the men's basketball coach from 1948-1960 and the baseball coach from 1948-1964.

About Pace University Athletics
Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference that sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, cheer and dance teams and a Pep Band. In 2017-18, Pace student-athletes earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.26 during both the fall and spring semesters. 302 Setters earned recognition on NE10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls during the 2017-18 academic year. In addition, five Setter teams—women's cross country, field hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, and women's swimming and diving —earned NE10 Academic Excellence Awards in recognition of achieving the highest GPA in their respective sports. In competition, Pace teams have made 15 NCAA appearances since 2011. In 2015-16, the department unveiled a multi-million dollar facility upgrade that includes two new turf fields. In addition, the new state-of-the-art 14,010 square foot Ianniello Field House recently opened with new locker rooms, new strength and conditioning facilities and a sports medicine component. To learn more about supporting Pace athletics, please visit www.paceuathletics.com/settersclub.

About Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University's Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu