- Academic All-State
- Athlete of the Week
- Team of the Month
- Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet
- Most Valuable Teammate
- OSAA Cup
- Legendary Traditions
- Distinguished Service
- NFHS Awards
- OSAA Certificates
OnPoint Community Credit Union
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 WinnersOverall Winners by Activity for 1997-2007 (PDF)
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.
2023-2024 Athlete of the Week Winners
|Aug 24 - Sept 3||Amber Walker||Tigard||Volleyball||Amber recorded 26 kills and 45 digs against North Salem.|
|Kiara Adams||Mannahouse Academy, Eugene||Volleyball||Kiara's leadership for the Lions has been remarkable both on and off the field since she stepped into a captain role for this first year team.|
|Oliver Gaines||Nelson||Boys Soccer||Oliver scored three goals and assisted a fourth goal against Lebanon.|
|Logan Backman||Myrtle Point||Football||Logan threw 14 for 20 for 431 yards and 8 TDs. Additionally, he rushed for 41 yards.|
|Sept 4 - 10||Nelida Dalgas||North Salem||Girls XC||Nelida ran a time of 17:47 in the 5k at Ash Creek, making her the top runner for 6A XC in the state. Her time also broke North Salem’s XC school record.|
|Cloe Chase||Marist Catholic||Girls Soccer||Cloe scored 7 goals across 2 games this week. So far this season, Cloe has scored 14 total goals in 4 games.|
|Jonathan Flores||Lost River||Boys Soccer||Jonathan played a key role in the Raiders win this week. He scored 5 goals and made some crucial saves when he filled in for their injured goalkeeper.|
|Athan Palmateer||South Salem||Football||Athan went 29 for 39 passing, accumulating 503 yards. He threw for 6 TDs, giving the Saxons a 45-44 win over Sunset.|
|Sept 11 - 17||Paige Edmonson||Sutherlin||Girls Soccer||Paige is a captain for the Bulldogs. In her first two games she scored four goals, starting her season off with a bang.|
|Amelia Campbell||Grant||Girls XC||Amelia won the Oregon City Invitational with a time of 18:39.6. Her performance led the Generals team to a 2nd place finish.|
|Carter Bengtson||Cottage Grove||Boys XC||Carter ran a 40 second PR to win the Country Fair Classic race with a time of 15:42. This is currently the fastest 4A time in the state.|
|Rocco McClave||Crescent Valley||Football||Rocco threw 24 for 39 for 375 yards and 4 TDs. He also rushed 200 yards for 4 TDs. Defensively, he also had 3 tackles.|
|Sept 18 - 24||Dakota King||Yamhill-Carlton||Volleyball||Dakota compiled 38 kills, 31 digs, 13 blocks, and 9 aces throughout her competitions this week.|
|Sylvia Eckman||Roseburg||Girls XC||Sylvia won the 2023 Prefontaine Memorial meet by 53 seconds, finishing the race with a PR of 18:46.50.|
|Eli Williams||Cove Charter||Boys XC||Eli has had a great start to his season. He got first place at the Parma Invite, Catherine Creek Scamper, Wallowa County Invite, and Walla Walla Hawk Invite. Eli has a PR of 16:05.|
|Kollin Schumacher||Regis||Football||Kollin threw for 441 yards and 5 TDs. He also ran for an additional TD, giving the Rams the win against Gervais.|
|Sept 25 - Oct 1||Emma Brewer||Salem Academy||Volleyball||Emma had 89 kills and 41 digs this week. She currently has a season total of 370 kills, 205 digs, 18 blocks, 44 aces, and a serving percentage of 92.8%.|
|Jordan Fagert||North Valley||Girls Soccer||Jordan played an important role in the Knights victories this week. Across both games, she scored 5 goals and assisted 4 more.|
|Dalton Steers||Pacific||Boys Soccer||Dalton led the Pirates to a 4-0 win this week, scoring all 4 goals. He has accumulated 20 goals and 11 assists in 8 games.|
|Brady Housley||Westside Christian||Boys Soccer||Brady has been an offensive powerhouse for the Eagles. He has scored 14 goals and assisted another 14 goals in his first 6 games.|
|Oct 2 - 8||Calista Everson||Valley Catholic||Girls Soccer||Calista is the leading goal scorer for the Valiants, despite being a defender. She scored a hattrick this week, putting Calista at 8 goals this season.|
|Gillian Merhoff||Mazama||Volleyball||Throughout this week, Gillian had a total of 11 kills, 16 digs, 4 aces, and 2 blocks. This puts Gillian at a season total of 142 kills, 51 aces, 141 digs, and 11 blocks.|
|Ariel de Dios Cruz||Willamette||Boys Soccer||Ariel led the Wolverines to 2 wins this week, scoring 6 goals & assisting a 7th. Ariel was also voted the SBLive Best High School Boys Soccer player for Fall of 2023.|
|Jackson Duringer||Central Linn||Boys XC||Jackson took 2nd place in the Harrier Classic FR/SO race, coming in with a time of 18:00. He also plays in the midfield for the Cobras Boys Soccer team.|
|Oct 9 - 15||Frances Rueland||Lincoln||Volleyball||Frances led the Cardinals to two victories this week. She scored 5 goals against Roosevelt, and then scored a goal and assisted another against Franklin.|
|Helen Tenney||Cleveland||Volleyball||Helen had 4 aces, 22 assists, 16 digs, and a serve rating of 2.48 this week. This puts her at 20 aces, 8 kills, 228 assists, and 66 digs for the season.|
|Quentin Buckland||Elmira||Football||Quentin led the Falcons against Siuslaw this week. He scored 6 TDs, had 160 yards passing, 246 yards rushing, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 6 tackles.|
|Mario Jauregui||Centennial||Boys Soccer||Mario had the Eagles wear black arm bands in honor of his coach, who recently lost a family member. He then netted 3 goals and assisted another.|
|Oct 16 - 22||Libby McLaughlin||Marist Catholic||Girls Soccer||Libby scored 6 goals and got 7 assists this week. She now has 24 goals and 23 assists for the season.|
|Alyssa Baird||Portland Christian||Volleyball||Across 14 matches, Alyssa tallied 242 kills, 153 digs, and 42 aces. She was voted Player of the Year in the 2A Northwest League.|
|Grady Greenwood||Condon||Boys XC||Grady set a new record for Condon at the Vernonia Invitational. He finished with a time of 15:51.8, leading the Blue Devils to a 4th place finish.|
|Ethan Hendrickson||Ontario||Football||In 3 quarters of play, Ethan carried for 258 yards and 5 TDs. His season rushing numbers are 1503 yards in 165 carries, and 22 TDs.|
|Oct 23 - 29||Jayne Neal||Central Linn||Girls XC||Jayne set a new PR at the Special District 2 District Meet. She took third place, finishing with a time of 20:27.35.|
|Emma Hugo||Molalla||Girls Soccer||Emma led the Indians to 2 key victories this week, scoring 2 goals against The Dalles and 3 against Junction City. Emma has a total of 15 goals this season.|
|Paul Hretcanu||Tigard||Boys XC||Paul took first place in the Three Rivers District Championship. He finished with a time of 16:05:59.|
|Memo Cervantes||Delphian||Boys Soccer||Memo scored 3 important goals this week, helping the Dragons win both games and securing their spot in the second round of playoffs.|
|Oct 30 - Nov 5||MacKenzie Bigej||Canby||Girls XC||MacKenzie won the NWOC districts with a time of 17:31.61. She then took second place in the 5A Girls XC State Championships. After receiving her award, she departed to go play in the 5A Girls Soccer quarterfinals against Wilsonville.|
|Kortney Doman||Crane Union||Volleyball||Kortney helped the Mustangs win the 1A Volleyball State Championships. Over the course of the state tournament, she compiled 77 kills, 8 aces, and 19 digs.|
|Jack Meier||West Salem||Boys XC||Jack took first in the 6A Boys Cross Country State Championship. He finished with a time of 15:23.7.|
|Cort Waggoner||Siuslaw||Football||As captain, Cort led the Vikings to the playoffs. He was also named the 2023-24 3A Mountain-Valley League Lineman of the Year for both sides of the ball.|
|Nov 6 - 12||Emma Bennett||Jesuit||Girls XC||Emma won the 6A Girls XC State Championship with a time of 18:00.2. This also helped the Crusaders take first place as a team.|
|Kenley Whittaker||Wilsonville||Girls Soccer||Kenley scored the opening goal and assisted another in the 5A Girls Soccer State Championship, giving the Wildcats their third consecutive state title.|
|Almikar Garcia||McLoughlin||Boys Soccer||Almikar scored 2 goals to win the 3A/2A/1A Boys Socer State Championship. He accumulated 37 goals throughout the season.|
|Hulises Najera||The Dalles||Boys Soccer||Hulises scored 3 goals in 2 matches, leading the Riverhawks to the semifinals for the first time in school history. He scored 20 goals total this season.|
|Nov 13 - 19||Campbell Swaim||Catlin Gabel||Girls Soccer||Campbell scored a goal in the state finals, sending the Eagles to PKs against Valley Catholic. The Eagles won the PK shootout 5-4. Campbell had a season total of 20 goals and 17 assists.|
|Alana Harry||Lincoln||Girls Soccer||In the first 3 games of state playoffs, Alana scored 3 goals and assisted another 8 goals. This raises her season total to 20 goals and 22 assists.|
|Evin Warner||Myrtle Point||Football||In the state quarterfinal game, Evin had 4 reception TDs and 3 rushing TDs for a total of 316 yards. He also had 9 tackles and 1 interception.|
|Easton Berry||Weston-McEwen||Football||After returning from injury, Easton led the TigerScots to the state finals. He threw for 231 yards and a TD, and also ran for 115 yards and 4 TDs in 16 carries.|
|Nov 20 - 26||Lexi Fausto||Westside Christian||Cheerleading||Lexi took first place in the 3A/2A/1A division at the OCCA All-State Competition.|
|Daisy Lelonde||East Linn Christian||Girls XC||Daisy took second place in the 3A/2A/1A XC State Championship Meet. She finished with a time of 19:03.6.|
|JaMar Thurman||Lowell||Football||JaMar was vital in the Devils first Football state title win. He contributed 5 rushing TDs & 1 receiving TD, totalling 618 yds. He has rushed 2,958 yds this season.|
|Sentori Martino||Barlow||Football||Sentori helped the Bruins get to the 6A Columbia Cup Semifinals. He had 7 receptions for 118 yds & ran for 144 yds, scoring 2 TDs to win 37-36 against Liberty.|
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.
2023-2024 Team of the Month Winners
|September 2023||6A||Southridge||Boys Soccer|
|1A||Four Rivers||Girls Soccer|
The OSAA Cup
Presented by Pacific Office Automation
Updated 07/05/2023 Results for the 2022-23 OSAA Cup presented by Pacific Office Automation
|19||Ida B. Wells||2147.5|
|32||St. Mary's Acad.||1456.8|
|16||Hood River Valley||2197.5|
|20||La Salle Prep||1902.5|
|2||St. Mary's, Medford||2525.8|
|18||Horizon Chr., Tualatin||1298.75|
|37||Portland Adv. Acad.||861.25|
|42||De La Salle N. Catholic||641.7|
|46||Milwaukie Acad. of the Arts||300|
|15||East Linn Chr. Acad.||1288.25|
|30||Mannahouse Acad., Portland||785|
|3||St. Stephen's Acad.||1447.5|
|14||N. Clackamas Chr.||1065|
|21||S. Wasco County||945|
|24||Umpqua Valley Chr.||920|
|25||New Hope Chr.||912.5|
|29||C.S. Lewis Acad.||881.25|
|TIE||Open Door Chr. Acad.||840|
|TIE||Willamette Valley Chr.||700|
|TIE||Horizon Chr., Hood River||625|
|TIE||Rogue Valley Adv. Acad.||625|
|TIE||Grand View Chr. Acad.||600|
|TIE||Livingstone Adv. Acad.||600|
|TIE||Mannahouse Acad., Eugene||600|
|TIE||Milo Adv. Acad.||600|
|TIE||Oregon Sch. f/t Deaf||600|
|93||Kings Valley Char.||500|
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
|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|
|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
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
Moda Health Player of the Game /
Athlete of the Meet
2022-2023 Moda Heath Scholarship Recipients
Zidane Indarta is a member of the boys soccer team at Cleveland. After moving to the United States from Indonesia, Zidane has been vastly involved in various programs and volunteer work. His life experiences have driven him to be an active leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Muslim communities. Zidane is also a member of the NAACP/Metro Environmental Justice program, where he has spent the last two years as an Outreach Coordinator and was a leader in the local youth NAACP chapter. This enabled him to lead BIPOC youth on nature hikes around Portland during summer break. With his experience in this program, Zidane helped train an incoming cohort of student leaders to improve the work in this program for the years to come. Through the avenue of soccer, Zidane has taken his passion for the sport and has given back to his community through TOPSoccer. In this program he helped coach youth soccer kids with developmental disabilities, which has given him a stronger connection to his local community. While balancing his extracurricular activities and programs, Zidane graduated with a 3.6 GPA whilst enrolling in many IB courses at Cleveland. Zidane will be continuing his education at Lewis and Clark College to pursue a BA in International Studies and Law. After graduating, he hopes to find a job in the legal system helping first generation students and families navigating the US education system.
Saylor Swanson is a three-sport athlete, participating in girls soccer, girls swimming, and girls track & field. As a student, she has excelled in the classroom, earning a 4.0 GPA during her time at North Marion. Her dedication and effort towards education has put Saylor at the top of her class, ending her senior year as the valedictorian of her class. As a driven individual, Saylor was highly engaged, having served as an ASB coordinator, helped assemble yearbooks, and was voted in as the ASB class president. Additionally, she participated in the Future Business Leaders of America program. Saylor prioritizes community service and volunteering, committing 550 hours in her senior year to working in food banks, blood drives, and other community outreach programs. As an athlete at North Marion, Saylor has competed in the state playoffs in both soccer and track & field. She displayed her leadership in athletics as a captain on the soccer team, swim team, as well as the sprint team in track & field.
Brady Bliven competed in boys cross country and boys track & field for West Salem. In the classroom, he has maintained a 3.95 GPA while heavily integrating himself into business and marketing at West Salem. Alongside a variety of marketing courses, Brady is a supervisor in the student store where he oversees selling, orders, and stocks merchandise. He is also a supervisor in the Advanced Banking Branch, which has enabled him to work at MAPS bank as a bank teller. Furthering his involvement in extracurriculars, Brady started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club (FCA) alongside an advisor to create a safe space where students can collaborate and discus their faith. Brady’s love for running has led him to help lead/support younger generations, as he volunteers for many middle school track meets and the Zena Road Run event. Through his time volunteering for these events and Read Across America, Brady has given 40 hours of service to his community. Brady will further his education at Vanderbilt University, and hopes to one day start his own shoe and apparel company.
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
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 MVTs will have the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,000 college scholarships (one per season).
Cameron Proudfoot is a three-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, and baseball at Heppner. In the classroom, Cameron maintains a 4.0 GPA while taking many honors courses as well as participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. He is highly engaged in many programs, serving as a member of the Future Farmers of America and National Honor Society. He also provides leadership serving as the president of the Future Business Leaders of America, and was also elected by his peers to be an officer of the Technology Student Association to help develop/implement programs and enhance the Oregon TSA. During his time as an officer in the TSA, he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service award for his hard work, dedication, and quality of excellence. Through his work in these extracurricular activities, Cameron was able to serve his community in a multitude of ways, such as organizing and running blood drives, assisting his community in clean-up efforts, as well as facilitating the construction process of a new local park and playground. As a teammate, Cameron is a servant leader both on and off the field. On many occasions, he has woken up early before school to pick up his teammates and help them with their academics before school starts so they can participate in sports. He is the first to practice and team workouts, and spends countless hours helping his teammates improve.
Daphne Scriven is a member of the girls basketball team at Marshfield. She also participates in track & field and is the back-to-back State Champion in the 4A girls discus the past two years. In the classroom, Daphne has earned a 3.70 GPA while balancing sports and volunteering countless hours to extracurricular programs and projects. Daphne really stands out for her service to her school and community. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, where she has been elected as the SNHS president for the upcoming school year. Daphne helps organize events promoting science education around her school, and aids with community service activities while serving as president. She was also elected External Affairs Officer of the Marshfield Charity Program, where she additionally spends a lot of time working with and supporting the ARK Project. While volunteering over 80 hours in the ARK Project’s drop-in center, Daphne has put together over 200 hygiene bags that went out to children, youth, and their families that are experiencing homelessness. She has also helped wrap 575 gifts that went out to 135 children and youth in need across Coos County. As a teammate, Daphne leads warm-ups and practice sessions for underclassmen so that her team can continue to improve each day. She shows up early and leaves practice late so that she can help and encourage others around her. Daphne is a great example of a teammate who leads by example.
Coralie Quist Knopf has participated in three activities so far in her time at McLoughlin, competing in cheerleading and tennis, and singing in choir. In the classroom, she has managed to achieve a 4.0 GPA while balancing a lot of extracurricular activities. Coralie is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Color Guard, is the Student Representative for the District School Board, and serves as an ASB Secretary. Through participating and being a leader throughout her time at McLoughlin, she has been involved in many community service projects and school events. Coralie has lettered every year to date, and excels in the activities she is engaged in. She has placed second in state in choir, and earned the Choir Student of the Year award during the 2021-2022 school year. While competing in trap shooting, she took third place at nationals. As a teammate, Coralie is understanding of all her peers and prioritizes being inclusive of everyone. Occasionally, she has led the choir when the director is gone and involves everyone in decision making, while facilitating an environment of positivity and self-improvement.
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 2024 Scholar Program scholarship application period will open on April 1. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Scholar Program Qualifications, Students Must:
- 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:
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Have received a varsity letter in at least one of the sports listed above at any point during their high school career
- 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:
- Solo Music
- 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
2022-23 Scholarship Winners» Press Release
Kavon Bradford - Benson High School
Kavon honed his leadership skills as a tutor, coach and mentor with organizations and programs that help underserved young people reach their full potential. The captain of his varsity basketball team, Bradford applied his basketball skills and math prowess to serve as a role model to Black middle school boys. During COVID, Bradford helped raise $15,000 for Raphael House and Rose Haven, non-profits that support survivors of domestic violence, when they needed it most. He spoke up for the cause in his role as a host for KPBS Radio. Bradford earned a 3.83 GPA while pursuing challenging Advanced Placement courses and will study pre-law to become an attorney.
Tara Subramaniam - Lincoln High School
Tara is a nationally competitive congressional debater. She helped rebuild Lincoln’s debate team and coached Beaverton High School debaters at a time when the discipline’s popularity was waning. Subramanian created the Oregon Red Cross Youth Council, where she recruited and led more than 600 volunteers and coordinated statewide service events. Her international humanitarian law presentations educated thousands of students about foreign policy and war crimes. Subramanian also organized the Oregon Youth Neuroscience Conferences. After taking 17 college-level classes as an International Baccalaureate student, Subramanian will graduate with a 4.0 and attend New York University.
Austin Baker - Bend Senior High School
Austin captained his basketball, football and lacrosse teams and helped students with disabilities compete in sports through the Unified Sports Program. His Unified Sports Program teammates played in the gold medal match in their division. Baker earned a 4.35 GPA while taking college-level classes through the International Baccalaureate program and is a member of the National Honor Society. Austin will continue his education at Wesleyan University.
Charles Black - Central Catholic High School
Charles led his school’s chapter of CommuniCare, a student-powered social justice and community service organization. A leader in Central’s campus ministry and student body vice president, Black played five sports and co-captained his varsity cross country and track teams and junior varsity basketball team. He earned a 4.0 GPA and is a National Merit Scholar finalist. Black will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and plans to become a physician.
Camila Garibay - Sheldon High School
Camila played trumpet in the school’s concert band, wind ensemble and marching band and swam competitively. A student in the Spanish immersion and International Baccalaureate programs, Garibay earned a 3.74 GPA. She also participated in Oregon Young Scholars, a four-year college preparatory program. Garibay will be the first in her family to attend college and plans to become a nurse to honor her grandmother, who was a midwife.
Lane Shaffer - McDaniel High School
Lane campaigned for better transportation infrastructure as co-chair of the Transportation Equity and Environmental Advocacy committee of the Multnomah Youth Commission. Shaffer earned a 4.0, took college-level classes, and participated in football, cross country, wrestling, and the student newspaper. He also served as president of McDaniel’s Youth Action Council. Shaffer will major in public health and public policy on a pre-law track.
2021-22 Scholarship Winners» Press Release
|$5,000 Scholarships||Stella Blaha||Cleveland High School|
|Neel Jain||Westview High School|
|$2,000 Scholarships||Emme Grisa||Gladstone High School|
|Jackson Lopiano||St. Mary's School|
|William Seggerman||Pine Eagle High School|
|Johanna Peeters Weem||Forest Grove High School|
2020-21 Scholarship Winners» Press Release
|$5,000 Scholarships||Emilie Chau||South Salem High School|
|Julia Scher||South Eugene High School|
|$2,000 Scholarships||Seth Handman||Creswell High School|
|Sabrina Li||Clackamas High School|
|Ayden Wolgamott||Elmira High School|
|Cecilia Wu||Franklin High School|
2019-20 Scholarship Winners» Press Release
|$5,000 Scholarships||Hailey Lewetag||North Salem High School|
|Rachel Maness||Barlow High School|
|$1,000 Scholarships||Kaitlyn Auth||Jesuit High School|
|Devyn Baer||St. Mary's Academy|
|Luke Haslam||Philomath High School|
|Masaki Lew||Clackamas High School|
|James Moore||Blanchet Catholic School|
2018-19 Scholarship Winners» Press Release
|$5,000 Scholarship||Maren Gingerich||Canby High School|
|$1,000 Scholarships||Ben Ineson||Liberty High School|
|Annika Marshall||Clackamas High School|
|Angelique Perrone||Elkton High School|
|Marley Salveter||Sandy High School|
|Henry Samuelson||Astoria High School|
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023-2024 Legendary Traditions Winners
|September||Milwaukie||One of Milwaukie's cheers started 33 years ago and has been a tradition ever since. Coach Aum was one of the Mustangs Football coaches at the time. After Aum's recent passing, the community banded together for a candlelight service, where they sang the iconic cheer in Aum's honor.|
|October||Glencoe||Glencoe and Hillsboro share the same home field for Football games. This year marked the 38th meeting of the Crimson Tide and the Spartans. This year, both teams wore their home uniforms to promote and bring recognition to the city of Hillsboro and this historic rivalry.|
|November||Hidden Valley||As a collective group, the Hidden Valley Boys Soccer team sings their school’s fight song to their fans after every home game. This tradition has become a staple for the Mustangs and their fans. Having memorized this song, the team has even been asked to lead the school at pep rallies.|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Bob Burns||Contributions, State Department of Education|
|1996-97||Pete Russo||4A Wrestling|
|Gordon McKinster||Basketball Statistician|
|Joe Hickey, George Walker & Staff||Glendoveer Golf Course|
|Bob Flood||Basketball Official, Football Commissioner|
|Sony Long||Tennis Contributor, 1970-96|
|Coos Bay Lions Club||Boys Basketball-1955-70, Girls Basketball-1976-78, Wrestling-1990-96|
|Baker City Visitors & Convention Bureau||1974-96|
|Salem Noon Optimists||1979-96|
|Eugene Active 20-30||1971-96|
|Dr. Charles T. Weeks||2A Basketball Tournament Director|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Jeff Wiens||AD, Reynolds Gymnastics|
|Jack Taylor||Columbia Gymnsastics|
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
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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..