Hoover, an OAC graduate in the Class of 1901, married Jay Bowerman, a future governor of Oregon, and was the mother of University of Oregon track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. While at OAC, she played on the women’s basketball team. She returned to OAC to earn a second degree in home economics in 1916, and taught school for a number of years.
In front from left to right are: Cliff Crandall, Lou Beck, and Morrie Silver. In back from left to right are: Red Rocha and Evland Anderson. This photo appeared on the cover of the March 1947 Oregon Stater.
The 1907 football team achieved what few other collegiate teams ever have been able to do – it was undefeated, untied and un-scored upon. The team was coached by Fred S. Norcross (back row, right), who had played at the University of Michigan under renowned coach Fielding Yost. Norcross coached the 1906 through 1908 teams, compiling an overall record of 14-4-3. Among the team’s six victories in 1907 were wins over Willamette University (42-0), Pacific University (49-0), the University of Oregon (4-0), and west coast powerhouse St. Vincent College (10-0). OAC traveled for the first time to Los Angeles to play St. Vincent on Thanksgiving Day, and with the win, secured the Pacific Coast championship.
Paul J. Schissler (1893-1968) was head football coach at Oregon State from 1924 to 1932, compiling a career record of 48-30-2. He later coached professionally with the Chicago Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers football teams.