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.
Menken earned First Team All-American status in 1981 and played on the Olympic gold medal winning 1984 United States women’s basketball team. She played for OSU from 1979 to 1981 and set several school records, some of which still stand.
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