Award Criteria

Consideration (must meet at least one criterion):

  1. World Championships: qualifier, medalist, champion (i.e. USA Basketball, U.S. Open Championship)

  2. Olympics: qualifier, medalist, champion

  3. Individual national champion

  4. All-American honors (first or second team or honorable mention)

  5. Broke a school record in his/her respective sport

  6. Conference Player of the Year or all-conference first team selection

The vote:

  1. No more than six athletes will be featured on the ballot

  2. The Oregon Sports Awards team will balance nominees between and colleges and their respective teams

  3. Voting for this award takes place in June

At-large nominations:

  1. A member of the voting panel can suggest a nominee to the Oregon Sports Awards team, which reserves the right to approve or decline a nomination

  2. A member of a college athletic department, sport organization or professional franchise can suggest a nominee to the Oregon Sports Awards team, which reserves the right to approve or decline a nomination


Past Winners
 

2019 : Adley Rutschman, Oregon State University, baseball // Sabrina Ionescu, University of Oregon, basketball 2018: Nick Madrigal, Oregon State University, Baseball & Norman Xiong, University of Oregon,  Golf // Sabrina Ionescu, University of Oregon,                                              Basketball
2017: Edward Cheserek, University of Oregon, Track and Field // Sydney Wiese, Oregon State University, Basketball
2016: Gary Payton II, Oregon State University, Basketball // Jamie Weisner, Oregon State University, Basketball
2015: Marcus Mariota, University of Oregon, Football // Cheridan Hawkins, University of Oregon, Softball
2013:- Brandin Cooks, Oregon State University, Football // Liz Brenner, University of Oregon, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field
2012: Kenjon Barner, University of Oregon, Football // Liz Brenner, University of Oregon, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field
2011: Matthew Centrowitz, University of Oregon, Track and Field // Jordan Hasay, University of Oregon, Track and Field
2010: Ashton Eaton, University of Oregon, Track and Field // Brianne Theisen, University of Oregon, Track and Field
2009: Ndamukong Suh, University of Nebraska/ Grant HS, Football // Ashley Charters, University of Washington/ Southridge HS, Softball
2008: Kevin Love, UCLA/ Lake Oswego HS, Basketball // Mariel Zagunis, USA Fencing
2007: Dennis Dixon, University of Oregon, Football // Stephanie Cox, University of Portland, Soccer
2006: Jonah Nickerson, Oregon State University, Baseball // Brianne McGowan, Softball
2005: Mike Hass, Oregon State University, Football // Christine Sinclair, University of Portland, Soccer
2004: Luke Jackson, University of Oregon, Basketball // Mariel Zagunis, USA Fencing
2003: Luke Ridnour, University of Oregon, Basketball // Steven Jackson, Oregon State University, Football // Becky Holliday, Clackamas CC, Track and                                   Field
2002: Fred Jones, University of Oregon, Basketball // Christine Sinclair, University of Portland, Soccer
2001: Joey Harrington, University of Oregon, Football // Felicia Ragland, Oregon State University, Basketball
1996: Lance Deal, USA Track and Field // Kelly Blair, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1995: Les Gutches, Oregon State University/USA Wrestling // Shannon MacMillan, University of Portland, Soccer
1994: Chad Cota, University of Oregon, Football // Tiffeny Milbrett, University of Portland, Soccer
1993: Dan O'Brien, USA Track and Field // Leanne Peters, Portland State University, Volleyball
1992: Dan O'Brien, USA Track and Field // Chari Knight, Gymnastics
1991: Dan O'Brien, USA Track and Field // Tonya Harding, USA Figure Skating
1990: Bill Musgrave, University of Oregon, Football
1989: Gary Payton, Oregon State University, Basketball
1988: Chris Crawford, Portland State University, Football
1987: Jose Ortiz, Oregon State University, Basketball
1986: Chris Miller, University of Oregon, Football
1985: Mary Slaney, USA Track and Field
1984: Joaquim Cruz, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1983: Mary Decker, USA Track and Field
1982: Mary Decker, USA Track and Field
1981: Alberto Salazar, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1980: Neil Lomax, Portland State University, Football
1979: Neil Lomax, Portland State University, Football
1978: Freeman Williams, Portland State University, Basketball
1977: John Fought, Golf
1976: Mac Wilkins, USA Track and Field
1975: Kim Peyton, USA Swimming
1974: Joni Huntley, Oregon State University, USA Track and Field
1973: Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon, USA Track and Field
1972: Mary Budke, Golf
1971: Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1970: Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1969: Jess Lewis, Oregon State University, Football, Wrestling
1968: Dick Fosbury, Oregon State University, USA Track and Field
1967: Rick Sanders, Oregon State University, Wrestling
1966: Pete Pifer, Football
1965: Jim Grelle, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1964: Don Schollander, USA Swimming
1963: Pete Ward, Lewis & Clark College, Baseball
1962: Jerry Tarr, Track and Field
1961: Terry Baker, Oregon State University, Football
1960: Otis Davis, Track and Field
1959: Dyrol Burleson, Track and Field
1958: Ted Bates, Football
1957: Joe Francis, Football
1956: Jim Bailey, Track and Field
1955: A.T. (Slats) Gill, Oregon State University, Basketball
1954: George Shaw, University of Oregon, Football
1953: Bruce Cudd, University of Portland, Golf
1952: Della Sehorn, Swimming
1951: Bill Bowerman, University of Oregon, Track and Field
1950: Charles Holloway, Oregon AAU
1949: Nick Sckavone, Amateur Baseball
1948; Morris Rogoway, Oregon AAU


2019 Finalists (alphabetized by last name)

Female

Cravon Gillespie, University of Oregon track and field Justin Herbert, University of Oregon football
Adley Rutschman, Oregon State University Baseball

Jessica Hull, University of Oregon cross country/track and field
Sabrina Ionescu, University of Oregon basketball
Mikayla Pivec, Oregon State University basketball