Bob Riggert is on the left. Bob Riggert, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1957 from OSU. He played on the football team where he was a football letterman. Photo was used in the December 1982 Oregon Stater.
Bud Ossey, '43, talks with KGW-Radio sports director Melissa Hellervik between games at the Far West Classic. Photo was used in the 1979 Oregon Stater, vol. 13 no.1. Bernard A. "Bud" Ossey was an engineer officer during WWII until he retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1967. Ossey was president of the OSU Dad's Club and Beaver Athletic Scholarship Fund. Ossey was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame in 2006.
OSU defeated #1 ranked UCLA, 61-57, before 10,376 fans in Gill Coliseum. The win by the Beavers ended UCLA’s conference winning streak of 50 games. This photo, taken by student photographer Chris Johns, appeared in the March 1974 Oregon Stater. Johns tied his camera to one of the basket supports behind the backboard in order to get the photo.
Despite Bynum’s catch, OSU and U of O played to a 0-0 tie in what some dubbed the “Toilet Bowl.” The game included eleven turnovers – five by the Beavers and six by the Ducks. The game was the first 0-0 tie between the teams since 1931, and the sixth in the history of the series. Despite OSU’s lack of gridiron success as a team, Bynum led the nation in receiving yards per reception in 1983 at 24.2 yards. He was a ninth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1986 NFL draft.
Spoelstra played at OSU for two seasons, 1982 and 1983, earning second team All-American honors in 1983. She returned to OSU in 1995 to inherit basketball head coaching duties from her former coach, Aki Hill. Spoelstra coached the team for ten seasons, compiling an overall record of 133 wins and 158 losses. Her teams played in the 1996 NCAA tournament and in the WNIT from 2001 to 2004. She received Pac-10 coach of the year honors in 2000, and was named to the OSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1994
Miller and the Beavers are pictured here playing against Indiana at the Far West Classic tournament in Portland. Ralph Miller was one of the most successful basketball coaches in OSU and college basketball history. His OSU record was 359-186 (1971-1989), and his career collegiate record was 657-382.
Hill coached seventeen seasons at Oregon State (1978-79 to 1994-95), compiling a record of 274 wins and 206 losses. In 1980 her team went 20-8 and won the NIT championship; six of her teams had twenty or more wins. Four of Hill’s teams played in the NCAA tournament. Also pictured are players Jan Martin and Robyn Clark. Both Martin and Clark scored more than 1,000 points during their careers at OSU. Clark is also in the OSU top ten in career rebounds and steals. This photo appeared in the March 1980 Oregon Stater.
Ayotte-Law earned All-American status in 1981 (beam) and 1982 (floor and all-around). She was the second OSU gymnast to win a national championship, claiming the floor exercise title in 1982. Ayotte-Law also represented the United States in the 1981 World University Games in Romania, placing as the highest all-around gymnast. This photo appeared in the January 1982 Oregon Stater.