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OSAA Awards

OnPoint Community Credit Union
Academic All-State

About This Award

The OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom. The boys and girls team in each OSAA-sanctioned activity with the highest team grade point average (G.P.A.) earns the Academic All-State Award. Each member of a winning team receives a commemorative decal and a certificate. The school receives a plaque in honor of its team. Members of top ten schools in each activity at each classification are also recognized.

All teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive 25 points for their school in The OSAA Cup standings. Teams in the Top 10 in an activity receive additional points, according to the scoring system outlined here. A list of all teams with a 3.0 GPA or higher will also be posted to the OSAA website.

Previous Winners

Overall Winners by Activity for 1997-2007 (PDF)

Select a school year from the drop-down list above to view a past year's Academic All-State results.

Submitting Nominations
Every season, each full member school has the option to submit a OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Nomination Form for each hosted activity.

School administrators can access these forms from the "My Account" page under the "Academic All-State" sub-tab.

On these forms, you will list the entire varsity team only. You do not include sub-varsity participants. Do not combine boys and girl teams, each activity has a separate form.

Use the most recent, unweighted, transcripted grades included on each student's transcript. Do not use cumulative GPA. Be sure to include all co-op students and their GPA from his/her cooperating school.

If a student's grades were not earned at your high school or cooperating high school during the previous transcripted grading period, please list his/her name and leave the GPA field blank. (For example: first term freshman, home school students, new exchange students, new transfer students.)

There must be a minimum of 5 students with a GPA entry in order to submit a nomination form.

Athlete of the Week presented by Toyota

About This Award

Each week throughout the school year, Toyota and the OSAA will recognize varsity athletes that exhibited an outstanding performance during the previous week. All qualifying students will be in good academic standing, show leadership qualities and serve as role models in their communities.

The Athlete of the Week will be chosen based off of nominations. To nominate an athlete for consideration, please fill out the form below. The weekly deadline is Tuesday at noon.

Each winner of the Athlete of the Week award will receive letter of recognition from the OSAA Executive Director and an Athlete of the Week sling bag from Toyota and the OSAA. Winners will be announced weekly on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.

Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month

About This Award

Each month throughout the school year (September through May) Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a varsity team of the month for each of the six classifications. Each winning team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community.

The Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month will be selected from nominations. To nominate a team for consideration, please fill out the form below. The deadline is the 25th of each month (i.e. September deadline is September 25).

Each winner of the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. The winning teams will also be celebrated by the their local Les Schwab Tires store. Winners will be announced on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.

The OSAA Cup

Presented by Pacific Office Automation

Updated 07/09/2024 Results for the 2023-24 OSAA Cup presented by Pacific Office Automation


# School Pts
1 Jesuit 3715
2 Lake Oswego 3392.05
3 West Linn 3242
4 Sherwood 3090
5 West Salem 2790
6 Sunset 2600
7 Lincoln 2554
8 Lakeridge 2363.25
9 Nelson 2335
10 Clackamas 2327.5
11 Cleveland 2298.75
12 Central Catholic 2260
13 Tualatin 2242.5
14 S. Salem 2186.15
15 Tigard 2168.25
16 Mountainside 2130
17 Westview 2112.5
18 Newberg 2061.25
19 Sprague 2060
20 Barlow 2032.5
21 McMinnville 2012.9
22 Ida B. Wells 1992.45
23 Franklin 1911.25
24 Grants Pass 1877.5
25 Sheldon 1830
26 Grant 1765
27 Glencoe 1711.25
28 McNary 1668.75
29 S. Eugene 1577
30 Oregon City 1482.5
31 Roosevelt 1466.25
32 Beaverton 1382.05
33 David Douglas 1345
34 Sandy 1285
35 S.ridge 1280.45
36 Liberty 1246.25
37 St. Mary's Acad. 1707.25
38 Reynolds 1124.5
39 Willamette 1127.5
40 N. Salem 1077
41 N. Medford 1070
42 Roseburg 1061.25
43 McDaniel 1007.5
44 Forest Grove 933.75
45 Aloha 865
46 Gresham 857.5
47 Benson 777
48 Century 457.5
49 S. Medford 41.25
50 Jefferson, Portland 0



# School Pts
1 Summit 4726.25
2 Wilsonville 4125.45
3 Crescent Valley 3620
4 Canby 3097.5
5 West Albany 2917.5
6 Bend 2840
7 La Salle Prep 2750.8
8 Crater 2707.5
9 Caldera 2670
10 Ridgeview 2512
11 Corvallis 2494.2
12 S. Albany 2410
13 Thurston 2332.5
14 Mountain View 2190
15 Silverton 2115
16 Churchill 1970
17 Dallas 1925
18 Hillsboro 1740.8
19 Redmond 1635.83
20 Parkrose 1616.25
21 Hood River Valley 1595
22 Putnam 1467.5
23 Lebanon 1390
24 Ashland 1307.08
25 Eagle Point 1227.5
26 Central 1190
27 N. Eugene 1132.5
28 Woodburn 1040
29 McKay 952.5
30 Milwaukie 902.5
31 Springfield 733.33
32 Centennial 495.8



# School Pts
1 Marist Catholic 3438
2 Crook County 3342.5
3 Philomath 2913.71
4 Pendleton 2768.75
5 Scappoose 2744.55
6 N. Bend 2566.71
7 La Grande 2510
8 Henley 2450
9 Cascade 2292.05
10 Marshfield 2255.8
11 Astoria 2188.3
12 Newport 2145
13 Tillamook 2138
14 Stayton 1987.5
15 Baker 1834.16
16 Gladstone 1743.75
17 Estacada 1717.5
18 Cottage Grove 1697.5
19 Sweet Home 1667.5
20 Molalla 1572.5
21 St. Helens 1475
22 Klamath Union 1432.25
23 Phoenix 1345
24 N. Marion 1313.75
25 Hidden Valley 1308.75
26 Seaside 1285
27 Mazama 1212.5
28 Junction City 1137.5
29 Madras 1032.5
30 Ontario 765
31 The Dalles 703.75



# School Pts
1 Valley Catholic 3342.5
2 St. Mary's, Medford 2682.5
3 Cascade Chr. 2380
4 Banks 2245
5 Sisters 2186.25
6 Burns 1942.5
7 Pleasant Hill 1916.25
8 Santiam Chr. 1890
9 Vale 1887.5
10 N. Valley 1807.5
11 Siuslaw 1802.9
12 Oregon Episcopal 1752.5
13 Warrenton 1714.5
14 Westside Chr. 1645
15 Nyssa 1612.5
16 Creswell 1601.25
17 Catlin Gabel 1570
18 Amity 1532.5
19 Sutherlin 1477.5
20 Riverdale 1385.8
21 Harrisburg 1385
22 Yamhill-Carlton 1352.5
23 S. Umpqua 1347.5
24 Horizon Chr., Tualatin 1272.5
25 Scio 1175
26 McLoughlin 1150
27 Jefferson 1072.5
28 Douglas 988.75
29 Riverside 945
30 Glide 917.9
31 Brookings-Harbor 914.5
32 Taft 912.5
33 Portland Adv. Acad. 910
34 Corbett 882.5
35 Neah-Kah-Nie 879.5
36 La Pine 848.5
37 Elmira 815
38 Dayton 770
39 De La Salle N. Catholic 725
40 Coquille 717.5
41 Lakeview 690
42 Umatilla 627.5
43 Riverside, WLWV 625
44 Rainier 565
45 Sheridan 547.5
46 Milwaukie Acad. of the Arts 400
47 Rogue River 212.5



# School Pts
1 Bandon 2495
2 Blanchet Catholic 1938
3 Lowell 1907.5
4 Grant Union 1800
5 Western Chr. 1792.5
6 Regis 1735
7 Oakland 1735
8 Kennedy 1653.75
9 Salem Acad. 1651.25
10 Knappa 1621.25
11 East Linn Chr. Acad. 1588.75
12 Portland Chr. 1457.5
13 Heppner 1385
14 Enterprise 1285
15 Weston-McEwen 1237.5
16 Central Linn 1211.65
17 Toledo 1112.5
18 Stanfield 1082.5
19 Oakridge 1067.5
20 Monroe 1035
21 Delphian 1025
22 Nestucca 988
23 Santiam 962.5
24 Illinois Valley 935
25 Willamina 920
26 Gervais 862.5
27 Mannahouse Acad., Portland 840
28 Gold Beach 830
29 Reedsport 815
30 Irrigon 768.3
31 Faith Bible 705
32 Clatskanie 675
33 Colton 645
34 Chemawa 635
35 Gaston 562.5
36 Culver 485
37 Waldport 210
38 Vernonia 0



# School Pts
1 Crane 1806.66
2 St. Paul 1613.75
3 Joseph 1527.5
4 S.west Chr. 1490
5 Imbler 1477.5
6 Union 1443.3
7 N. Douglas 1312.5
8 Adrian 1207.5
9 Crosshill Chr. 1146.25
10 Trinity Lutheran 1145
11 N. Lake 1128.75
12 Umpqua Valley Chr. 1100
13 C.S. Lewis Acad. 1072.5
13 N. Clackamas Chr. 1072.5
15 St. Stephen's Acad. 1035
16 Lost River 1005
17 Prairie City 975
18 Four Rivers 963.75
19 Country Chr. 952.5
20 Elgin 925
20 Cove 925
22 Damascus Chr. 920
23 Central Chr. 915
24 Elkton 900
24 Echo 900
26 Crosspoint Chr. 877.5
26 New Hope Chr. 877.5
28 Bonanza 852.5
29 Yoncalla 851.66
30 Camas Valley 845
31 Sherman 831.25
32 Mapleton 800
33 Trinity Acad. 778.75
34 Ione 777.5
35 Riddle 775
36 Harper Char. 755
37 Powder Valley 750
27 Griswold 750
39 Eddyville Char. 745
40 Willamette Valley Chr. 742.5
41 Jordan Valley 730
42 S. Wasco County 725
43 Triangle Lake 722.5
44 Wallowa 715
45 Veritas 710
46 Perrydale 700
47 Glendale 688.5
48 Powers 680
48 Open Door Chr. Acad. 680
48 Pacific 680
51 Columbia Chr. 676.66
52 Days Creek 675
52 Horizon Chr., Hood River 675
52 Nixyaawii 675
55 Cascades Acad. 670
56 Alsea 655
56 Valor Chr. 655
58 Condon 650
58 Crow 650
58 Trout Lake 650
61 Bickleton 637.5
62 Dayville 625
62 Klickitat 625
62 McKenzie 625
62 Rogue Valley Adv. Acad. 625
66 Monument 612.5
67 Falls City 610
68 Chiloquin 605
68 Myrtle Point 605
70 Burnt River 600
70 Butte Falls 600
70 City First Chr. Acad. 600
70 Gilchrist 600
70 Glenwood 600
70 Grand View Chr. Acad. 600
70 Huntington 600
70 Life Chr. 600
70 Long Creek 600
70 Mannahouse Acad., Eugene 600
70 Milo Adv. Acad. 600
70 Oregon Sch. f/t Deaf 600
70 Portland Waldorf 600
70 Prospect Char. 600
70 Ukiah 600
85 Dufur 590
85 Pilot Rock 590
87 Spray 580
88 Mitchell 525
89 Arlington 500
89 Kings Valley Char. 500
89 Livingstone Adv. Acad. 500
89 Lyle 500
89 Wishram 500
94 Wheeler 400
95 Paisley 300
96 Mohawk 275
97 Pine Eagle 174
98 Siletz Valley 150
99 Jewell 35


About This Award

The OSAA Cup began in 1999 as a way to recognize overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. The award honors a school's students, teachers, coaches and the entire school community. The Oregonian sponsored the cup from 2002-2017. The cup is currently sponsored by Pacific Office Automation as part of their increased focus on supporting Oregon's high school community.

Schools earn points based on their participation and finish in OSAA State Championships and for Top 10 finishes in the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The points are updated and released at the end of Fall and Winter seasons and totaled at the end of the year. The school earning the highest points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from Pacific Office Automation and the OSAA.

OSAA Cup Point System

The OSAA Cup recognizes overall school excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. The guiding force behind these point breakdowns is that every school that has a team or individual qualify for our state championships deserves point recognition. The amount of points is meant to be equitable across all activities with differences based on the number of teams and/or individuals participating. Teams that win a state championship will earn the same points regardless of the activity.


Schools receive points for having teams participate in the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State program. Schools receive 25 points for a team with a 3.0+ average but not in the Top 10. Schools with teams in the Top 10 in an activity receive points using the scoring breakdown listed above. The overall winner in an activity receives 200 points. Schools with teams that finish atop a classification but not overall receive 175 points. Ties for the overall winner or first place in a classification are awarded the same points. All other ties are split between the places. 50% of all academic points earned will be counted toward the final OSAA Cup standings.


A sportsmanship component was added to the calculations in 2001-2002. Schools receive 200 points per season (Fall, Winter, Spring) for having no ejections. 100 points is subtracted from a school's total for each varsity ejection of a player or coach.

Scoring for Team Sports, Individual Sports, and Activities with Team Standings

Single Placings

1st Place 200 Points
2nd Place 150 Points
3rd Place 140 Points
4th Place 120 Points
5th Place 110 Points
6th Place 100 Points
7th Place 90 Points
8th Place 80 Points
9th Place 75 Points
10th Place 70 Points
11th Place 65 Points
12th Place 60 Points

13th Place 50 Points
14th Place 45 Points
15th Place 40 Points
16th Place 35 Points
17th+ Place 25 Points

Grouped Placings

3rd-4th Places 130 Points
5th-8th Places 95 Points
7th-8th Places 85 Points
9th-16th Places 55 Points

Individuals in Individual Activities

Each individual who qualifies for the state championships in Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, Speech, Solo Music, Golf, Tennis, and Track & Field receives an automatic 10 points for his/her school, up to a maximum of 25 points for a school in an activity. Relay teams in Swimming and Track & Field get 10 points total, not 10 per relay member. Individual participants in Golf and Cross Country can earn additional points for a high finish, (30% of what a team would earn for that place in that event.) For example, an individual placing first in a golf championship receives 60 points for his/her school (60 points is 30% of 200 points.)

Leveling the Playing Field

Fall Winter Spring
6A 10 24 42
5A 10 24 40
4A 9 21 36
3A 7 15 24
2A 6 12 21
1A 4 10 12

Similar to scoring systems in other states, we don't want the winning school to just be the school that offers the most activities. For this reason we limit the number of events for which a school can earn points each season (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Once a school has reached the maximum number of events in a particular season, we delete the events in which they scored the least amount of points to reach the maximum number. Limits vary by classification as many schools in lower classifications don't offer every activity. For example a 5A school earning points in 12 different activities in the Fall will have its two lowest point totals dropped for that season. Dropped points from one season can be applied to another season up to the maximum number of activities.

Past Cup Winners

  • 2022-23 - Jesuit, Summit, Scappoose, Valley Catholic, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2021-22 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, Philomath, St Mary's School, Regis, Crane
  • 2020-21 - OSAA Cup not awarded
  • 2019-20 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2018-19 - Jesuit, Wilsonville, Valley Catholic, Oregon Episcopal School, Kennedy, St. Paul
  • 2017-18 - Jesuit, Summit, Valley Catholic, Cascade Christian, Kennedy, Joseph
  • 2016-17 - Jesuit, Summit, North Bend, St. Mary's School, Kennedy, Crosshill Christian
  • 2015-16 - Jesuit, Summit, Scappoose, St. Mary's School, Kennedy, Hosanna Christian
  • 2014-15 - Jesuit, Summit, Valley Catholic, Blanchet Catholic, Burns, Adrian
  • 2013-14 - South Salem, Summit, North Bend, Valley Catholic, Portland Christian, Triad School
  • 2012-13 - Jesuit, West Albany, La Salle Prep, Valley Catholic, Portland Christian, Triad School
  • 2011-12 - Jesuit, Summit, Sisters, Valley Catholic, East Linn Christian, Triad School
  • 2010-11 - Jesuit, Marist, Philomath, St. Mary's, Riverdale, The Triad School
  • 2009-10 - Jesuit, West Albany, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2008-09 - Jesuit, Summit, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2007-08 - Jesuit, Crescent Valley, Marist, Santiam Christian, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2006-07 - Jesuit, Crescent Valley, Marist, Burns, St. Mary's, The Triad School
  • 2005-06 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, The Triad School
  • 2004-05 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, Damascus Christian
  • 2003-04 - North Medford, Marist, Santiam Christian, Wallowa
  • 2002-03 - (tie) Grant/Sheldon, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Damascus Christian
  • 2001-02 - Sheldon, Wilsonville, Santiam Christian, Ione
  • 2000-01 - (tie) Crescent Valley/Klamath Union, La Grande, Santiam Christian, Ione
  • 1999-00 - Jesuit, Marist, Santiam Christian, Ione

Previous Results

Select a school year from the drop-down list above to view a past year's results.

Moda Health Player of the Game /
Athlete of the Meet

2023-2024 Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship

For over a decade, Moda Health has recognized the Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet during OSAA State Championships across numerous activities. Continuing the practice from last year, all 2023-2024 Varsity participants are eligible to apply for the Moda Health Scholar Athlete Scholarship.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The application period will open on May 31, and close on June 30. All application materials should be emailed to connor@osaasp.com.

Click HERE to view the application!

Moda Health Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet

2022-23 Recognized Players and Athletes

The Moda Health Players of the Game and Athletes of the Meet are announced at the conclusion of each state championship event.

Cross Country State Championships

6A - Boys
Jack Meier, West Salem High School
5A - Boys
Tayvon Kitchen, Crater High School
4A - Boys
Carter Bengtson, Cottage Grove High School
3A - Boys
Trevor Stewart, Vale High School
2A/1A - Boys
Grady Greenwood, Heppner High School
6A - Girls
Emma Bennett, Jesuit High School
5A - Girls
Emily Wisniewski, Crescent Valley High School
4A - Girls
Cecilia Villagomez, La Grande High School
3A/2A/1A - Girls
Jaya Simmons, Valley Catholic High School

Volleyball Championship Final Matches

Lily Lansing, Jesuit High School
Paige Thies, Oregon City High School
Bella Jacobson, Crescent Valley High School
Chloe LeLuge, Bend High School
Bridget Gould, Marshfield High School
Giana Elgarico, Marist Catholic
Claire Crawford, Pleasant Hill High School
Gracie Vohs, Sisters High School
Alyssa Baird, Portland Christian High School
Emma Brewer, Salem Academy
Audra Rose, St. Paul High School
Kortney Doman, Crane Union High School

Soccer Championship Final Games

6A - Boys
Eyad Salhi, Jesuit High School
Rafa Loyo, Lakeridge High School
5A - Boys
Bowen Teuber, Summit High School
Emmanuel Galindo, Hood River Valley High School
4A - Boys
Ivan Hernandez, Newport/Waldport High School
Rogelio Soto-Cruz, Cottage Grove High School
3A/2A/1A - Boys
Almikar Garcia, McLoughlin High School
Gabe Wong, Westside Christian High School
6A - Girls
Eleanor Cohen, Cleveland High School
Kate Ratanaproeska, Grant High School
5A - Girls
Kenley Whittaker, Wilsonville High School
Zari Thomas, North Eugene/Triangle Lake High School
4A - Girls
Kira Bonser, North Marion High School
Piper Paslay, Marist Catholic High School
3A/2A/1A - Girls
Holland Swan, Catlin Gabel School
Paige Everson, Valley Catholic High School

Football Semifinal / Final Games

Blake Hurley, Sunset
Cru Newman, Central Catholic
Drew Nees, Sunset
Dylan Brower, Clackamas
Hunter Haines, West Linn
Kameron Rague, South Medford
Matthew Eleweke, Tualatin
Nolan Keeney, Tualatin
Ryder Schied, South Medford
Sentori Martino, Barlow
Treyson Eddleman, Sherwood
Connor Crum, Mountain View
Cutler Hobin, Summit
Kallen Gutridge, Wilsonville
Mark Wiepert, Wilsonville
Sawyer Teeney, Silverton
James Harvey, Marist Catholic
Joseph Janney, Henley
Landon Boardman-Carlascio, Scappoose
Nick Hudson, Marist Catholic
Zayden Anderson, Seaside
Ashton Moody, Cascade Christian
Boston Hodges, Dayton
Jacob Logan, South Umpqua
Kade Long, Banks
Lane Gilbert, Banks
Charlie Miller, Regis
Easton Berry, Weston-McEwen/Griswold
Gabe Williamson, Oakland
JaMar Thurman, Lowell
Jamar Thurman, Lowell
Sean Roggiero, Weston-McEwan/Griswold
Carter Nichols, Crane
Chase McAuliffe, Lost River
George Puhlscneider, St. Paul
Logan Clayburn, Myrtle Point
Anthony Alimenti, Elkton
Dom Curiel, Echo
Jaxon Grover, Joseph
Kellen Crenshaw, Joseph
Maison Teel, Prairie City/Burnt River
Sam Wyse, Echo

Oregon Army National Guard Most Valuable Teammate

About the MVT Award

The Oregon Army National Guard and the OSAA will recognize athletes that exemplify what being a teammate is all about:

  • Leads by example
  • Willing to play any role
  • Works hard
  • Displays a positive and energetic attitude
  • Supports others

Every varsity coach will be asked to identify the MVT of their team. Each MVT will receive a co-branded item that will be presented at schools by National Guard members, when possible. Of all MVTs identified by coaches, one will be selected and recognized for each activity. All nominated MVTs will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season).

MVT Scholarship

The 2023-2024 Most Valuable Teammate Scholarship application period is open now through July 3 . All application materials should be emailed to connor@osaasp.com. To view the application, click HERE!

MVT Seasonal Winners

OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program

About This Award

OnPoint Community Credit Union sponsors the Scholar Program, recognizing Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars who are graduating seniors at OSAA member schools.

The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Each qualifying, graduating senior receives a certificate of achievement from the OSAA and OnPoint Community Credit Union.

A student must meet all of the respective qualifications to receive a certificate for Scholar Athlete or Activity Scholar. Graduating seniors who earned varsity letters or competed in activities during freshman, sophomore, or junior years, but not during senior year are still eligible for the Scholar Program and can receive a certificate.

All graduating seniors in the Scholar Program are eligible to apply for one of six college scholarships - two winners will receive a $10,000 scholarship and four winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Winners will be selected based on success in the classroom, leadership in the community, how participating in OSAA activities has either taught them a lesson or helped them achieve their goals and two letters of recommendation.

The 2025 Scholar Program scholarship application period will open on April 1. If you have questions, please contact connor@osaasp.com.

Scholar Program Qualifications, Students Must:

Scholar Athletes

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Have represented an OSAA full member school in at least one of the following OSAA sanctioned sports:
    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Cross Country
    • Basketball
    • Swimming
    • Wrestling
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Track & Field
    • Tennis
    • Golf
  • Have received a varsity letter in at least one of the sports listed above at any point during their high school career

Activity Scholars

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Have represented an OSAA full member school in at least one of the following OSAA sanctioned activities:
    • Dance/Drill
    • Cheerleading
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Choir
    • Solo Music
    • Speech
  • Have competed at either a state qualifying event or in the OSAA State Championships in at least one of the activities listed above at any point during their high school career

2023-24 Scholarship Winners

» Press Release

$10,000 Scholarships:

Nidhi Nair - Lake Oswego High School

Nair is committed to making a positive impact in both her local community and beyond. Nair founded the Random Acts of Kindness Club and successfully implemented the program in two different schools, fostering a culture of compassion and empathy. She volunteers with Hunger Fighters, a nonprofit food pantry that provided essential items to over 13,000 guests in 2023 alone. Nair is also an active member of her school, serving as ASB Secretary and Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper. She also participated in Lake Oswego’s We the People Constitutional Law team, which led her to compete in the Harlan Institute Supreme Court competition. In the classroom, Nair has been recognized as a National Speech and Debate Association Academic All-American, AP Scholar with Honors and a recipient of the Rotary Club Educational Excellence Award. Nair will continue to use her talents to pursue a degree in Political Science at George Washington University, with aspirations of a future career in law.

Savannah White - Pleasant Hill High School

White has an extensive agricultural background and a deep-rooted passion for community engagement. While competing in volleyball and basketball, White dedicated over 500 hours of community service through her role as vice president of the Pleasant Hill Future Farmers of America (FFA), where she promoted leadership and agriculture beyond the classroom. Her exemplary contribution to the program earned her a State Degree at the 2023 FFA State Convention. She also participated on the Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET), where she fostered teamwork and furthered her positive impact on the local community. White challenged herself with a rigorous academic course load, taking over seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes while also learning Chinese and Spanish to enrich her cultural understanding and broaden her global perspective. White will continue to pursue her interests in agriculture through a degree in forest engineering at Oregon State University.

$5,000 Scholarships:

Salahedin Safi - Reynolds High School

Safi is a driven and compassionate student-athlete, dedicated to inclusivity and academic excellence. When not competing in basketball or track and field, Safi developed an inclusive environment at Reynolds by creating the Muslim Student Association. As founder of the Muslim Student Association, Safi spearheaded initiatives to bridge the understanding between Muslim students and school faculty, fostering a culture of respect and acceptance. His effort and dedication to the Muslim Student Association led Safi to create a sustainable foundation for many future generations of students at Reynolds. Safi has maintained a 4.0 weighted GPA while enrolling in 11 college-level classes. Safi will be attending Portland State University with a major in civil engineering.

Jillian Bremont - Redmond High School

Bremont participated in soccer, basketball, track and field and cheerleading during her time at Redmond High School. Bremont uses her passion for sports to serve young members of the local community, coaching youth soccer and basketball teams and volunteering with the Redmond Swim programs and Unified Sports teams on campus. During the pandemic, she helped with the Redmond Cares program, gathering goods and household items for impacted families. Outside of the classroom and volunteer work, Bremont spends every morning before school helping at an early childcare program at a local elementary school while also juggling two jobs. Bremont earned a 4.346 weighted GPA and will graduate with 56 college credits. Bremont will be attending the University of Portland with a major in public health and wellness.

Kale Bingaman - Imbler High School

Bingaman is a multi-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, and track and field during his time at La Grande. When not competing, Bingaman participates in many community improvement organizations, such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society (NHS), 4-H Club and the Community 101 Foundation for the State of Oregon. These organizations enabled Bingaman to help his local community by working at concession stands, hosting assemblies, washing cars, cleaning school grounds, organizing food drives and serving meals during community banquets. His dedication to Imbler led him to raise over $13,000 for a new digital communications board, which serves as one of La Grande’s primary methods of reaching community members. Bingaman maintained a 4.0 GPA while juggling many dual credit courses. Bingaman hopes to continue his education at Montana State University and major in agricultural business.

Linnea Naone - Glencoe High School

Naone participated in basketball and track and field, and was captain of the Crimson Tide soccer and swimming teams. Through mentorship and volunteerism, Naone uses her passion for athletics as an avenue to give back to her community. She uses her background as a swimmer and lifeguard to mentor new lifeguards and give back at her local recreation centers. Naone is also a mentor for young students at a local Title 1 elementary school, where she helps guide and inspire future generations of student-athletes. She also volunteers at EveryBody Athletics, helping create an inclusive environment for disabled individuals to learn and thrive in athletics. Naone shows a high commitment to self-improvement, evidenced by her participation in track clubs during the off-season to develop her talents as an athlete. Naone maintained a 3.9 GPA while taking many AP classes. She has earned a spot on the track and field team at Seattle Pacific University and will major in health sciences.

2022-23 Scholarship Winners

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$10,000 Scholarships Kavon BradfordBenson High School
Tara SubramaniamLincoln High School
$5,000 Scholarships Austin BakerBend Senior High School
Charles BlackCentral Catholic High School
Camila GaribaySheldon High School
Lane ShafferMcDaniel High School

2021-22 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Stella BlahaCleveland High School
Neel JainWestview High School
$2,000 Scholarships Emme GrisaGladstone High School
Jackson LopianoSt. Mary's School
William SeggermanPine Eagle High School
Johanna Peeters WeemForest Grove High School

2020-21 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Emilie ChauSouth Salem High School
Julia ScherSouth Eugene High School
$2,000 Scholarships Seth HandmanCreswell High School
Sabrina LiClackamas High School
Ayden WolgamottElmira High School
Cecilia WuFranklin High School

2019-20 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarships Hailey LewetagNorth Salem High School
Rachel ManessBarlow High School
$1,000 Scholarships Kaitlyn AuthJesuit High School
Devyn BaerSt. Mary's Academy
Luke HaslamPhilomath High School
Masaki LewClackamas High School
James MooreBlanchet Catholic School

2018-19 Scholarship Winners

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$5,000 Scholarship Maren GingerichCanby High School
$1,000 Scholarships Ben InesonLiberty High School
Annika MarshallClackamas High School
Angelique PerroneElkton High School
Marley SalveterSandy High School
Henry SamuelsonAstoria High School

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a student earn both a Scholar Athlete and an Activity Scholar certificate?
Yes, students are eligible to receive both certificates if he/she meets the respective criteria.

Does a student receive multiple Scholar Athlete or Activity Scholar certificates if he/she participated in multiple OSAA sanctioned sports or activities?
No, students can receive up to one (1) Scholar Athlete and/or one (1) Activity Scholar certificate.

Does a student have to participate in an OSAA sanctioned sport or activity in their senior year?
No, graduating seniors who earned varsity letters or competed in activities during freshman, sophomore or junior years, but not during their senior year, are still eligible and can receive a certificate.

Can we get certificates for students who have participated in water polo or lacrosse?
No, the Scholar Program only recognizes students who have participated in OSAA sanctioned sports or activities (see above for a listing).

What is the criteria to receive a varsity letter?
The OSAA does not determine the qualifications for students to earn letters, the determination of who letters or what constitutes a varsity letter is left up to the school.

Where are the scholar program certificates?
Schools may create digital certificates for qualifying, graduating seniors from the OSAA Certificates page.

OSAA "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest

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Congratulations to Grant High School for winning the 2018-19 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Grant High School for winning the 2017-18 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to South Albany High School for winning the 2016-17 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Henley High School for winning the winter 2016 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Summit High School for winning the fall 2015 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Klamath Union High School for winning the winter 2014-15 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

Congratulations to Hood River Valley High School for winning the fall 2014 "We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest.

See top videos on the OSAA YouTube Channel.

OSAA Sportsmanship Award

About This Award

Beginning in the spring of 2018, the OSAA Sportsmanship Committee, along with the OAOA, implemented a sportsmanship award aimed at improving the relationship between our schools and athletic officials.

One of the leading causes of the declining number of game officials is poor sportsmanship directed towards them at athletic contests. We know not all of their experiences are negative and this award gives them the opportunity to highlight those positive experiences. Officials have the opportunity to submit a form after every contest and select which team they would like to nominate.

At the end of each season, the committee chooses a winner for each sport. That program is given a banner to hang in the gym and earns 100 OSAA Cup points for their school!

Congratulations to 2019-20 Award Winners

Alsea High School - Boys Basketball
Estacada High School - Girls Basketball
Parkrose High School - Wrestling
Cleveland High School - Football
Milwaukie High School - Volleyball
Cottage Grove High School - Boys Soccer
Pleasant Hill High School - Girls Soccer

Congratulations to 2018-19 Award Winners

Wilsonville High School - Football
Oregon Episcopal School - Volleyball
St. Helens High School - Boys Soccer
Liberty High School - Girls Soccer
Triangle Lake High School - Boys Basketball
Mountain View High School - Girls Basketball
Siuslaw High School - Wrestling
North Douglas High School - Baseball
Gresham High School - Softball

Legendary Traditions

The Legendary Traditions program has been created through a partnership between the OSAA and Abby's Legendary Pizza. This program will recognize the best traditions across OSAA member schools:

  • Rivalry traditions
  • Pre-game rituals
  • School cheers
  • State send-offs
  • Any other school traditions

Every month schools, students, coaches, and fans will be asked to nominate their schools traditions. Three of the nominated traditions will be chosen and highlighted in a poll on the OSAA Live mobile app, where anyone can vote on which school has the best tradition. Once the poll has ended, the winning tradition will receive an Abby’s Legendary Pizza gift card. The winning tradition will also be announced on the OSAA website, over email, social media platforms, and OSAA Live mobile app.

Nominations will open the first weekday of the month, and end halfway through the month. Voting on the OSAA Live app will run in the third week of the month.

Any questions about the Abby's Legendary Traditions program can be directed to Connor Heintz at connor@osaasp.com.

Nomination Form

The Abby's Legendary Traditions program will resume in September of the 2024-25 school year.

Coaching Excellence

The Coaching Excellence program has been created through a partnership between the OSAA and Pacific Office Automation. This program will recognize some of the most outstanding team leaders in Oregon. There are countless OSAA coaches whose commitment helps student-participants reach their full potential, and we want to honor them!

The Head Coach or an Assistant Coach at any program level are able to be nominated! We want to hear about what makes them an excellent leader:

  • Development of students, school, and program
  • Dedication to their community and team
  • Accomplishments
  • Sportsmanship
  • Team record
  • ETC

Every month schools, students, coaches, and fans will be asked to nominate a coach that demonstrates outstanding leadership and excellence. At the end of each month, four coaches will be selected for their Coaching Excellence. These four coaches will receive a custom plaque for their excellence, and will be featured on the OSAA's website, social media platforms, email, and the OSAA Live Mobile App.

If you know a coach that exemplifies what it means to be an excellent coach, please click the link below to nominate! Nominations will open the first weekday of each month, and end near the end of the month.

The Coaching Excellence program will resume in September during the 2024-25 school year.

Any questions about the Coaching Excellence program can be directed to Connor Heintz at connor@osaasp.com.

OSAA Distinguished Service Award

About This Award

The OSAA Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals and groups who, through their commitment and devotion to high school students, have made a tremendous impact on interscholastic activities. In grateful appreciation of their outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic activities, the OSAA has proudly recognized the following with its Distinguished Service Award.


2023-24   Don Grotting OSAA, Executive Board
2019-20   Tom Muller OSAA Solo Music Championships
2018-19   Clark Sanders OAOA, Football State Rules Interpreter
2017-18   Dave Sherden OSAA Wrestling State Championship Athletic Trainer Coordinator
2014-15   Eugene Mielke OSAA Swimming State Championship Official
    Stan Benson OSAA Swimming State Championship Official
2012-13   Jan Halverson OSAA Cheerleading State Championships Director
2011-12   Dave Becker Band/Orchestra, Solo Music
    Charles "Chuck" Bolton Band/Orchestra Director
    Hank Mako Official
2010-11   Clark Sanders Football Official
    Karen Meats Volleyball Official / Commissioner
    Mike Wallmark OSAA Associate Executive Director
2009-10   Marv Heater Lifetime Achievement
2007-08   Eagle Crest Resort Golf State Championships
    Dr. Thomas VanVeen Medical Aspects of Sport Committee
2006-07   Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District Tennis
    Osborn Aquatic Center Swimming
2004-05   Jane Berry-Eddings Speech Championship Director
    Dick Weisbrodt Wrestling
2003-04   Harland Yriarte Lane Community College AD, Track Coach, Cross Country Coach
    Corvallis High School 3A Basketball Consolation Game Site, 1999-2003
    Pendleton High School 2A Basketball Consolation Game Site, 1999-2003
2002-03   Howard Mayo Commissioner, Official - Basketball
  Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Program
2001-02   John Hilsenteger 26 years of service to OSAA
    Delance Duncan Wrestling
2000-01   Gordon Tjernlund State Choir Director
1999-2000   Joan Arens Volleyball Commissioner, Official
  Dr. Thad Stanford Sports Medicine
1998-99   Virginia Yankoskie Service to OSAA
1997-98   David Fluaitt Volunteer, Contributor
  Wayne Gessford Speech
    Bob Burns Contributions, State Department of Education
    Ken Servas Contributions
1996-97   Pete Russo 4A Wrestling
  Marva Harris Speech
  Gordon McKinster Basketball Statistician
    Joe Hickey, George Walker & Staff Glendoveer Golf Course
  Bob Flood Basketball Official, Football Commissioner
    Sony Long Tennis Contributor, 1970-96
1995-96   Rich Brown 1980-1994
  Leonard Federico 1980-1995
  George Milionis 1980-1995
    Marv Hiebert 1954-1996
  Coos Bay Lions Club Boys Basketball-1955-70, Girls Basketball-1976-78, Wrestling-1990-96
  Baker City Visitors & Convention Bureau 1974-96
  Pendleton Jaycees 1975-96
  Salem Noon Optimists 1979-96
    Eugene Active 20-30 1971-96
1994-95   Andi Miller Contributor
    Dr. Charles T. Weeks 2A Basketball Tournament Director
    Juanita Driskill 1982-1995
  Jim Gibbons 1984-1994
    Mary Richardson Golf
1993-94   Joan Duckering Girls Tennis Tournament Director
  Jim Flynn Boys Tennis Tournament Director
    Woody Parker Service, 1978-1994
  Dan Duffy Volunteer, Contributor
    Boots Duffy Softball Commissioner, Volunteer, Contributor
1992-93   Steve Arena KATU, Support of Athletics
    Gary Hammond Support of OSAA, Contributor
  Jim Moriarty Official, Commissioner, Football
    Dr. Charles Dailey Track Starter since 1948
1991-92   Bill Malflur Support of Athletics/OSAA
  Lloyd Drake Outstanding Service and Contributions
    Andy Clark Official, Commissioner, Soccer
    Leo Marty Athletic Trainer, Suppport of Athletics/OSAA
1990-91   Bill Cook Support of Athletics, Contributor
  Jerry Laurens Official, Commissioner, Football
    Don Swartz 3A Basketball
    Larry Gordon KHPE Radio, 33 years
1989-90   Springfield High School Wrestling & Rally Host
  Ron Pheister PIL Athletics
    Vern Mueller Support of Athletics
    Carl Cluff Support of Athletics
1988   Mike Popovich Swim/Diving Championships
1987   Sam Tosti Official
    Jim Hudson Athletic Trainer - A Wrestling
1986   Walter Roloff Official, Commissioner
  Chuck Hudson A Wrestling
    John Murtaugh Basketball Brackets
1985   John Root AA-A Tennis Director
  Gladstone High School AA Volleyball
  Bob Brett Official, Commissioner
  U.S. Bank Sponsor
  Nendels Sponsor
    Chef Francisco Sponsor
1984   Salem Active 20-30 Club AAA Girls Basketball
  The Dalles High School A-B Volleyball
    David Douglas High School AAA Wrestling
1983   Oregon City High School AAA Volleyball
  Evadne Woodside Gymnastics
  Jeff Wiens AD, Reynolds Gymnastics
    Jack Taylor Columbia Gymnsastics

NFHS Awards

NFHS Spirit of Sport Award

Do you have a coach, athletic administrator, administrator, contest official, trainer, student athlete, or anyone associated with interscholastic athletics who is deserving of the Spirit of Sport Award? A deserving nominee exemplifies the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represents the core mission of education-based athletics.

NFHS Heart of the Arts Award

Nominees can be any student, adult, or group associated with a school's performing arts program that represent the core mission of education-based activities. This award may be given in a plethora of performing art disciplines including Music, Speech, Debate, Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Cheer and other performing arts activities.

NFHS Award of Excellence

Award recipients may be decided using a process and criteria prescribed by each individual school. Recipients may be students, teachers, coaches, administrators, support staff, officials, parents, etc. The idea is to use the certificates as a positive recognition tool for people involved with your program who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethics, and integrity.

Please use the press release to announce your school's recipients. Participation in this program is a simple and effective way to highlight some of the great people associated with Oregon high schools and the positive contributions they make.

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NFHS Award for Outstanding Service

2023 Trysting Tree Golf Course Golf
2022 Lane Community College Cross Country
2021 Hillsboro Stadium Football, Soccer
2020 Margaret Sturza Track & Field, Golf
2019 Matt Jarvis OSAA Radio Network
2018 Clark Sanders Football State Rules Interpreter
2017 Kevin Flink OSAA Public Address Announcer
2016 Pacific Office Automation OSAA Sponsor

NFHS Hall of Fame - Oregon Inductees

1982 Paul
McCall, who entered high school athletics as a coach in 1946, retired in 1980 after spending 22 years as director of athletics for Portland (Oregon) Public Schools – a system that includes 14 schools and nearly 25,000 students. McCall also gained recognition for a fund-raising drive that generated more than $230,000 from the community to offset the defeat of a school tax levy that threatened elimination of high school activities. He originated a program in conjunction with a medical association to provide injury clinics for coaches and school personnel, and encouraged the development of programs and funding for participation of girls long before Title IX.
1992 Danny Ainge Ainge played football, basketball and baseball at Eugene (Oregon) North High School and was equally successful in each. In his junior football season, Ainge was named all-league, all-state and Parade all-America as a wide receiver and defensive back. In baseball, Ainge played shortstop and hit .402, .448 and .500 in his three seasons. In his eventual professional sport, basketball, Ainge led his teams to the Oregon state championship in 1976 and 1977 with a combined record of 55-1. His basketball honors were numerous, including McDonald’s high school all-America. Ainge averaged more than 20 points per game at Brigham Young University and played and coached in the National Basketball Association.
1995 Mel
Renfro was an outstanding two-sport star (football, track) at Portland (Oregon) Jefferson High School (1957-60), before his illustrious career with the Dallas Cowboys. Renfro helped the Jefferson football teams win 34 consecutive games, including two state championships and one runner-up finish. He set the Portland Interscholastic League single-game scoring record of 38 points and his season total of 242 points is also a PIL record. In track, Renfro set state records in the long jump (24-1) and low hurdles (18.9) and scored 31 points himself to help Jefferson to the 1960 track title.
2000 Steve Prefontaine Prefontaine, who was one of the nation’s most dominating track and cross country runners, broke the four-minute mile mark on nine occasions and set 14 American track records. He won two Oregon state cross country championships, as well as three state track championships. Prefontaine was named the Oregon high school athlete of the year in 1969, and continued his running career at the University of Oregon. Tragically killed in an automobile accident at age 24, his life story was told in two movies.
2004 Dr. Thad Stanford The first person from the field of sports medicine to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, Stanford is one of the leaders in promoting health and safety to high school studentathletes. He was one of the founders of the Oregon Medical Aspects of Sports Committee and served as its chair. In 2001, Stanford was instrumental in passing Oregon legislation that required all school districts to conduct thorough pre-participation physical examinations. He was named to the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee in 1996 and served as chairman of the committee. Stanford oversaw the publication of the first and second editions of the NFHS Sports Medicine Handbook.
2006 Terry
A three-sport athlete at Portland (Oregon) Jefferson High School, Baker was best known for his work on the football field. As quarterback and tailback, he led his teams to two Oregon School Activities Association state championships while compiling a 23-0 record in his last two years. In baseball, he was a four-year letterman who led the Democrats to the 1959 state title as an all-state pitcher. He went on to play football at Oregon State University, where he won the Maxwell Award and was the first Heisman Trophy winner west of the Mississippi River in 1962.
2008 Dewey Sullivan Sullivan is the winningest football coach in Oregon prep history, compiling a 352-84-2 win-loss record before his death near the end of the 2006 season. He ranks 12th nationally in coaching victories by an individual at one school. Sullivan coached for 42 years (1965-2006) at Dayton (Oregon) High School and won five state championships in six appearances. He led his teams to 29 postseason appearances in 30 years, including 24 in a row to end his career. A member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, Sullivan registered a 36-game winning streak at one point in his career.
2012 Rod Harman Harman has coached girls and boys swimming at three Beaverton, Oregon, schools since 1956, and has won eight state championships along the way – two boys titles and six girls titles. Harman coached 38 years at Beaverton High School, 10 years at Beaverton Aloha High School and the past eight years at Beaverton Southridge High School. His overall dual-meet record is 278-76. Harman has been named national swimming coach of the year for both boys and girls and has also coached the Beaverton High School boys water polo team to two state titles. The Harman Swim Center in Beaverton is named after him.
2015 Rick Lorenz Rick Lorenz has coached girls volleyball in Oregon since 1976, including the past 27 years at Central Catholic High School in Portland. He previously coached 10 years at St. Mary’s Academy and one year at Lake Oswego High School. Lorenz has led his teams to 10 Oregon School Activities Association state championships and 10 second-place finishes. His teams have advanced to the finals site in 32 of his 39 years coaching the sport. Lorenz has posted a 1,174-185 record (86.3 winning percentage) and his career victory total ranks eighth all-time nationally according to the NFHS’ National High School Sports Record Book. Lorenz’s 2011 team registered a perfect 44-0 record in the state’s largest volleyball class and won a third consecutive state title. Last year, Lorenz was named National Volleyball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).
2016 Joni Huntley Joni Huntley participated in three sports at Sheridan (Oregon) High School, but track and field was her claim to fame. Huntley was a three-time state high jump champion and became the first American woman to clear 6 feet in the event as a high school senior in 1974. Huntley set national records in the high jump and 100-yard hurdles on the same day at a 1974 meet, and won state titles in the high jump, hurdles and 100-yard dash. She also competed in basketball and helped the school’s volleyball team to a state title in 1973. Huntley was the first female to receive an athletic scholarship to Oregon State University, where she participated in track and field and volleyball. Huntley placed fifth in the high jump at the 1976 Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She was ranked No. 1 in the United States in the high jump five times and was in the top 10 for 13 consecutive years. Huntley is a retired kindergarten teacher and currently works in the Portland Public Schools.
2018 Dick Fosbury Dick Fosbury revolutionized the high jump when, as a sophomore at Medford (Oregon) High School in 1963, he used his new technique which eventually became known as the Fosbury Flop. The upside-down, back-layout leap led to the extinction of the Western Roll and Scissors methods and became the universal technique in high jumping. All records around the world have been established by athletes using the Fosbury Flop. Fosbury first used the technique in 1963 at a meet in Grants Pass, Oregon, improving his best from 5-4 to 5-10. He improved to 6-5½ as a senior to set a Medford High School record and placed second in the Oregon School Activities Association state meet. Later that year, he won the Oregon State Junior Championship and the National Junior Championship in Houston, Texas, where he jumped 6-7 to set an Oregon state record for high school athletes. After Fosbury’s innovative “Flop” in 1963, word quickly spread around the nation and world. In 1964, the Medford Mail-Tribune newspaper ran a photo captioned “Fosbury Flops Over Bar,” with an accompanying article that stated he looked like “a fish flopping in a boat.” That same year, newspapers in Europe and Australia were publishing photos of Fosbury’s flopping style. By the time Fosbury graduated from Medford High School in 1965 and moved on to Oregon State University, the method for high jumping was changed forever. Under the direction of track coach Berny Wagner, Fosbury continued to perfect this new unorthodox jumping style at Oregon State with a two-year performance in 1968 and 1969 that rivals anyone else in track and field history. Fosbury won back-to-back NCAA titles in 1968 and 1969, with a 7-2¼ jump in 1968. In between his NCAA titles, Fosbury won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with a 7-4¼ jump, which broke both the Olympic and American records. As a result of his profound impact on track and field, Fosbury has been honored on many occasions. He has been inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Oregon State University Hall of Fame, the Medford Sports Hall of Fame, the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame and the SHAPE (America Society of Health and Physical Educators) Hall of Fame. In 2016, he received the USA Track & Field Legacy Award. In the years since his athletic prowess in the sport, Fosbury has been an international ambassador for track and field. In 2016, he was elected president of the United States Olympians and Paralympians Association Executive Committee, and he also served a term as president of the World Olympians Association. Fosbury continues to give back to the sport in other areas. He was chair of a fundraising committee at Oregon State University to fund the construction of a new track facility, and he continues to coach athletes at Dick Fosbury Track Camps in Maine and Idaho on an annual basis.
2023 Maranda Brownson Maranda Brownson was one of the most dominant track and field performers in the nation during her four years at Yoncalla (Oregon) High School from 1998 to 2001. Amazingly, she competed in and won four events each year – the maximum number – at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 2A State Track and Field Championships. In the end, she won 16 of 16 events – one of only two athletes – girls or boys – in Oregon history to accomplish the feat.
During her historic run of state titles, she never won the same combination of four events. She won six different events, including the 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles all four years. She won the long jump three times, high jump and triple jump twice and 100-meter dash once. She helped Yoncalla to one state title, one runner-up finish, along with one third-place finish and one fourth-place finish. In her final two years, she scored all 40 of her team’s points.
Brownson also played basketball at Yoncalla and was a four-time letter winner and two-time Big Fir League most valuable player. She was the 2001 Oregon Girls Prep Athlete of the Year and 2001 Eugene Register-Guard Prep Athlete of the Year. She competed in track and field collegiately at the University of Nevada and is listed on a number of all-time indoor and outdoor best performance lists..