- Academic All-State
- Athlete of the Week
- Team of the Month
- Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet
- OSAA Cup
- 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, an Athlete of the Week sling bag, and a Nike prize pack from Toyota and the OSAA. Winners will be announced weekly on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.
2020-2021 Athlete of the Week Winners
2021-2022 Athlete of the Week Winners
|August 26 - September 5||Sydney Harrington||West Albany||Volleyball||Led the Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over cross-town rival South Albany to start the season with 41 assists, 3 kills, and 10 digs.|
|Braden Woods||McMinnville||Football||In a 19-8 win over Ida B. Wells, he snatched 2 INTs, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble. On offense, he had 144 yards and a TD on 6 receptions.|
|September 6-12||Elle Frazier||Grant||Girls Soccer||Scored all five goals in a 5-0 win over Sunset on 9/9. The Generals also beat West Linn 1-0 on the road on 9/7.|
|Jake Fay||Barlow||Football||Ran for 313 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in a 44-28 win over Central.|
|September 13-19||Clotine Chase||Marist Catholic||Girls Soccer||Scored 2 goals against North Eugene on 9/13 and 1 goal in a win versus North Bend on 9/15. Has 7 goals on the season.|
|Caleb Lakeman||Tualatin||Boys Cross Country||Won the Meriwether CC Classic in 14:50.50. His mark was a personal record, a school record, a course record, and the fastest time in Oregon this season.|
|September 20-26||Mallory Menken||Mazama||Volleyball||Blasted 18 total kills in straight set wins over North Valley and Phoenix to help the Vikings start the season 11-0.|
|Jaxon Pullen||The Dalles||Football||In a 76-44 win over La Salle Prep, had 6 catches for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns. Also ran for 22 yards & a TD on 2 carries.|
|Sept. 26 - Oct. 3||Alana Harry||Lincoln||Girls Soccer||Scored both goals in a 2-1 win over previously unbeaten Mountainside. Then scored 3 goals in a 5-0 win over McDaniel.|
|Mizael Harris||La Salle Prep||Boys Soccer||Scored two goals and had one assist in a 3-1 win over Jesuit on 9/30. Also had an assist vs. Forest Grove on 9/28.|
|October 4-10||Reese Wedding||Redmond||Girls Soccer||Scored nine total goals during the week, with four in a 5-0 win over The Dalles and five in a 8-0 win over Crook County.|
|Miguel Velazquez||Marshfield||Football||Led 4A #1 Marshfield to a 43-16 win over Rainier with 131 yards rushing, one rushing TD, and one receiving TD.|
|October 11-17||Stella Scott||Churchill||Volleyball||In a 3-1 win over Thurston and a 3-0 victory versus North Eugene, totalled 24 kills, 38 digs, 6 blocks, and 6 aces.|
|Andrew Martinez||Centennial||Boys Soccer||Scored 3 goals with 1 assist in each game in wins over Central Catholic and Nelson. Has 22 goals this season.|
|October 18-24||Kiera Butori||Jewell||Volleyball||Led the Blue Jays to two wins with 20 digs, 18 aces, and 11 kills, securing a place in the 1A State Playoffs.|
|Drew Pedersen||Jesuit||Boys Soccer||Secured the league title with 2 goals & 1 assist in a 4-2 win vs. Westview and 2 goals in a 3-0 win vs. Mountainside.|
|October 25-31||Kaiya Robertson||Franklin||Girls Cross Country||Won the PIL District meet by over 7 seconds. Her PR of 16:58 earlier this season is the 12th-best 5K time in the country.|
|Beau Erickson||Siuslaw||Football||Trailing 40-14 in the 3rd quarter, led the Vikings to a 41-40 victory with 2 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs in a span of 8:33.|
|November 1-7||Kaitlyn Wright||Burns||Volleyball||Led the Hilanders to the 3A state title with a combined 35 kills and 21 digs in the semifinal and final matches.|
|Tyrone Gorze||Crater||Boys Cross Country||Won the 5A individual title with a time of 15:05.2 to lead the Comets to the team title. Undefeated on the season.|
|November 8-14||Caitlynn Spencer||Woodburn||Girls Soccer||Played excellent defense, including 40 clearances and 4 tackles, in the Bulldogs’ shutout in the 4A title game. Also scored a PK.|
|Felipe Rueda||Catlin Gabel||Boys Soccer||Led the Eagles to the 3A/2A/1A state title - their 3rd in four years - with 3 goals and 3 assists in a 8-1 victory.|
|November 15-21||Brooklynn Biamonte||McMinnville||Cheerleading||She is a three sport athlete, participating in Grizzlies varsity gameday cheer, wrestling, and softball.|
|Austin Ratliff||Silverton||Football||Collected 172 receiving yards with 3 touchdowns to help the Foxes advance to the 5A State Championship game.|
|November 22-28||Destiny Rodriguez||West Linn||Wrestling||Ranked by USA Wrestling as the No. 1 girls wrestler in the country at 144 pounds & No. 14 overall pound-for-pound.|
|Gunner Yates||Coquille||Football||Rushed for a state championship-game record 388 yards with 5 TDs on 23 carries as the Red Devils won 38-28.|
|November 29 - December 5||Chloe Tyler||Sweet Home||Girls Swimming||Led the Huskies to victory with wins in the 50M Free, 50M Backstroke, 200M Medley relay, and 200M Freestyle relay.|
|Henry Pointer||Lebanon||Boys Basketball||Scored 21 points vs. Thurston, including the game-winning basket, with 8 rebounds & 2 steals. Had 35 points, 11 rebounds & 3 assists in win vs. Hillsboro.|
|December 6-12||Delaney Buzzard||Harrisburg||Girls Basketball||Led the Eagles to three wins with 45 total points scored. Named Tri-County Chamber Student of the Year.|
|Theo James||Prospect Charter||Boys Basketball||In games against Cascade Christian JV and New Hope Christian, he had 41 points, 20 rebounds, and 11 blocks.|
|December 13-19||Klaira Flatt||Toledo||Wrestling||Won the 125 pound title at the Liberty Tournament by pinning each of her five opponents.|
|Joe Fundak||Corbett||Boys Basketball||Named MVP of the Seaside Holiday Classic by averaging 32 points per game. The Cardinals won the tournament.|
|December 20-26||Brynn Smith||Willamette||Girls Basketball||The freshman led the Wolverines to victory in the Spartan Holiday Showcase. She leads the team with 18.3 PPG.|
|Jon Breyman||West Salem||Boys Basketball||Named Most Outstanding Player of the 16-team Capitol City Classic after leading the Titans to the title.|
|Dec. 27, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022||Rose Koehler||Summit||Girls Basketball||Recorded 26 points and 9 rebs. in win vs. Hockinson (WA). Leads the Storm in scoring (18 PPG), assists, and steals.|
|Dylan Mann||La Pine||Boys Basketball||Helped the Hawks win the Culver Duals on 12/30/21 by going 5-0 at 145 pounds, with each win coming via fall.|
|January 3-9, 2022||Hazel Derr||Jefferson (PDX)||Girls Swimming||Placed 1st in two individual events on 1/7. Currently holds fastest times in PIL for 100 Free, 200 IM, and 100 Backstroke.|
|Carson Daniel Washburn||North Valley||Boys Swimming||At the Southern Oregon Swim Invitational on 1/8, broke two school records and now holds six total NVHS records.|
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.
2018-2019 Team of the Month Winners 2019-2020 Team of the Month Winners 2020-2021 Team of the Month Winners
2021-2022 Team of the Month Winners
|October 2021||6A||Beaverton||Girls Soccer|
|5A||North Eugene||Girls Soccer|
|November 2021||6A||Bend Senior||Girls Cross Country|
|2A||Culver||Boys Cross Country|
|December 2021||6A||Ida B. Wells||Girls Basketball|
|5A||The Dalles||Boys Cross Country|
The OSAA Cup
Presented by Pacific Office Automation
Updated 05/21/2020 Results for the 2019-20 OSAA Cup presented by Pacific Office Automation
|18||St Mary's Acad.||1326.25|
|3||Hood River Valley||1972.5|
|5||La Salle Prep||1890|
|4||St Mary's Sch.||1842.5|
|5||Oregon Episcopal Sch.||1425|
|18||Horizon Chr. (Tual)||836.25|
|21||Portland Adv. Acad.||807.5|
|24||Brookings - Harbor||775|
|34||De La Salle N. Catholic||510|
|16||East Linn Chr. Acad.||783.75|
|42||Canyonville Chr. Acad.||400|
|43||Milo Adv. Acad.||400|
|47||Mannahouse Chr. Acad.||267.5|
|49||Crater Lake Char. Acad.||-500|
|6||St Stephens Acad.||947.5|
|11||N. Clackamas Chr.||820|
|23||Rogue Valley Adv.||595|
|27||Horizon Chr. (HR)||550|
|28||Umpqua Valley Chr.||545|
|33||C.S. Lewis Acad.||540|
|35||Open Door Chr. Acad.||535|
|37||Willamette Valley Chr.||532.5|
|44||Livingstone Adv. Acad.||455|
|53||S. Wasco County||405|
|59||Grand View Chr. Acad.||400|
|62||Kings Valley Char.||400|
|65||New Hope Chr.||400|
|66||Oak Hill Sch.||400|
|81||Oregon Sch. F/T Deaf||300|
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
- 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
2020-2021 Moda Heath Scholarship Recipients
Nina Takahashi - Southridge High School
Nina Takahashi participates in Dance/Drill as a member of the Southridge Hawkettes. As a three-year varsity member of the team, Nina has emerged as a leader on her team and in the larger school community. She was instrumental in the re-founding of the Asian & Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) at Southridge, serving as President. The APISU has provided an outlet for Asian-American students, which has proven especially important after the rise of anti-Asian violence that coincided with Covid-19. She also served as a panel presenter this year at the Community-Wide Conversations Around Race that her school hosts annually. Nina participates in Student Government, as well. One school administrator describes Nina as “a team player, hard worker, and an individual that has a great understanding of the true values that lead to success while knowing the benefits from being engaged in her community.”
Tate Reese - Sunset High School
Tate Reese is a multi-sport athlete at Sunset, earning two varsity letters in Basketball and three in Tennis. He was voted in by his basketball teammates as captain for the 2021 season. Tate is also a member of the National Honor Society. His greatest impact, however, is felt as a peer buddy for students with developmental disabilities, which he began doing in middle school and continued through his senior year. He was able to combine his desire to help others and passion for basketball by volunteering for the Beaverton Hoop Stars. As many as 40 kids participate in a practice, all of whom have their own specific challenges and skill levels. Tate designed drills and activities that everyone could do, teaching how to dribble, pass, and shoot. Along the way, his goal was to demonstrate what it means to be a good sport and good teammate. Tate will attend Santa Clara University.
2018-2019 Moda Heath Scholarship Recipients 2019-2020 Moda Heath Scholarship Recipients
Moda Health Player of the Game / Athlete of the Meet
2021-22 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
James Crabtree, Sherwood HS
- 5A - Boys
Tyrone Gorze, Crater HS
- 4A - Boys
Alexander Garcia - Silver, Marshfield HS
- 3A - Boys
Zac Knapp, Enterprise HS
- 2A/1A - Boys
Colin Friend, St. Stephen's Academy
- 6A - Girls
Kate Peters, Lake Oswego HS
- 5A - Girls
Emily Wisniewski, Crescent Vally HS
- 4A - Girls
Emily Tubbs, La Grande HS
- 3A/2A/1A - Girls
Makena Houston, Columbia Christian HS
Volleyball Championship Final Matches
Shealyn Cecil, West Linn HS
Maisie Alexander, Jesuit HS
Ashli Edmiston, Wilsonville HS
Hailey Heider, West Albany HS
Gracie Vohs, Sisters HS
Lucretia Benoiken, Cascade HS
Kaitlyn Wright, Burns HS
Makayla Murphy, Sutherlin HS
Aubrey Smith, Salem Academy
Mackenzie Berger, Gaston HS
Asia Ward, North Douglas HS
Stella Koch, St. Paul HS
Soccer Championship Final Games
- 6A - Boys
Alejandro Valdes, West Linn HS
Nathaniel Deperro, Summit HS
- 5A - Boys
Kellen Filker, Corvallis HS
Mizael Harris, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
- 4A - Boys
Mason Klipfel, Hidden Valley HS
Teddy Benbow, Philomath HS
- 3A/2A/1A - Boys
Benji Hudson, Dayton HS
Felipe Rueda, Catlin Gabel School
- 6A - Girls
Elle Frazier, Grant HS
Lauren Ashe, Beaverton HS
- 5A - Girls
Emelia Warta, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
Lindsey antonson, Wilsonville HS
- 4A - Girls
Litzy Gonzalez, Woodburn HS
Skylar Willey, Hidden Valley HS
- 3A/2A/1A - Girls
Alicia Ye, Catlin Gabel School
Cameron Gabrielson, Oregon Episcopal School
Football Semifinal / Final Games
Ellis Bynum, Central Catholic HS
Malik Ross, Tualatin HS
Mark Hamper, West Linn HS
Michael Rincon, Jesuit HS
Timmy Mitchell, Central Catholic HS
Bryce Bowers, West Albany HS
Brycen Indell, Thurston HS
Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville HS
Jordan McCarty, Silverton HS
Vandon Fessler, Silverton HS
Vaun Halstead, Thurston HS
Brody Hubble, Mazama HS
Dominic Montiel, Marshfield HS
Jake Behrman, Estacada HS
Lucas Tuski, Marist Catholic HS
Aven Green, La Pine HS
Camp Lacouture, Siuslaw HS
Jace Johnson, South Umpqua HS
Juri Moros, South Umpqua HS
Nathan Kimball, Vale HS
Collin Markus, Lakeview HS
Gunner Yates, Coquille HS
Kason Cimmiyotti, Heppner HS
Owen Bruner, Kennedy HS
Riley Cantu, Kennedy HS
Chase McAuliffe, Lost River HS
Conley Martin, Adrian HS
Ralph Pohlschneider, St. Paul HS
Reece Dixon, Powder Valley HS
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 $5,000 scholarship and four winners will each receive a $1,000 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 2022 Scholar Program scholarship application period will open on April 1. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 his/her 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 his/her high school career
2021 Scholarship WinnersRead more about the scholarship winners here.
Emilie Chau - South Salem High School
Emilie is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidate and ranks first out of 425 students in her class with a cumulative 4.0 GPA. She ran on the varsity cross country and track and field teams for the last four years and served as captain her senior year. Chau holds leadership positions across various student groups, including second violin chair for South Salem’s Orchestra and President of the Speech and Debate Club. She has supported the community through her roles as Vice President and Editor of the student-led Key Club and as a member of the National Honor Society. Chau also volunteers at Salem Hospital, Salem Police Department and PDX Concierge, helping deliver groceries to immunocompromised residents during COVID-19. She will attend Princeton University.
Julia Scher - South Eugene High School
Julia graduates as a French immersion student in the IB Diploma Program with a cumulative 4.0 GPA, taking many Advanced Placement (AP) courses. She is a youth community representative for Ophelia’s Place Board of Directors, a local organization working to create an empowering environment for girls. Scher is also a part of the Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY) at Ophelia’s Place and created inspiring women-focused events to give young girls opportunities to learn from women in the community about their careers. She affected real change at her school, organizing a student-led movement to successfully change the school mascot from the “Axemen” to the “Axe”. The change prompted a Title IX investigation that resulted in women’s locker room upgrades and evaluations for gender inequities across the school. Scher ran track and field and played varsity volleyball for South Eugene High School. She will attend Yale University.
Seth Handman - Creswell High School
Seth is involved with Unified Basketball, a basketball league giving students with and without disabilities the chance to play basketball together and have opportunities they may not usually have to play sports. Despite the challenges he’s faced having a learning disability, Handman achieved academic success and developed his own learning methods to stay on track. He joined the varsity cross country team, which helped him learn the importance of persistence, perseverance and hard work. Handman was recognized with the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State award for varsity boys’ cross country, placing in the top ten of the state’s highest cumulative team GPA. In the future, he wants to work with people with disabilities.
Sabrina Li - Clackamas High School
Sabrina created the National Tech Honor Society (NTHS), a club for socioeconomically disadvantaged Clackamas High School students that provides scholarships, internships, college guidance and events to help students navigate their futures. She’s coordinated events and opportunities for 150 club members, including a guest lecture series to learn about potential career fields and internships across Reed College with faculty. Li challenges herself academically, taking AP science and history courses and math, as well as public speaking courses at Clackamas Community College. She will attend Emory University.
Ayden Wolgamott - Elmira High School
Ayden serves as a teen counselor for the Eugene Police Department’s Safety Town program to teach kindergarten students the importance of safety as they begin their first day of school. He maintained a cumulative 4.1 GPA throughout high school and received various academic awards in music, math and weightlifting. Wolgamott is a three-sport athlete, holding captain positions on the Elmira High School wrestling, football and basketball teams. He will attend Southern Oregon University in the fall.
Cecilia Wu - Franklin High School
Cecilia is a first-generation college student and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was two years old. Since kindergarten, she pursued opportunities in and outside of school to teach herself English and improve her writing, speaking and reading skills, culminating in her enrollment in AP English and Literature classes during her last two years of high school. Wu discovered her passion for social entrepreneurship last spring when she founded Genoploy, a team of bilingual peers who assist people with language barriers apply for benefits like unemployment. At Stanford University, she plans to study business and its cross-cultural impact.
2020 Scholarship WinnersRead more about the scholarship winners here.
- Hailey Lewetag, North Salem High School
- Rachel Maness, Barlow High School
- 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
2019 Scholarship WinnersRead more about the scholarship winners here.
$2,500 Scholarship: Maren Gingerich, Canby High School
- 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 despite the cancellation of Spring 2020 activities.
Can a student earn both a Scholar Athlete and an Activity Scholar certificate?
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 his/her senior year?
No, graduating seniors who earned varsity letters or competed in activities during freshman, sophomore or junior years, but not during his/her 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.
How and when do I request certificates?
Certificates may be ordered in the spring through an online form. To request certificates, you must be logged into your OSAA website account with administrative privileges and use the order form on this page.
Certificate Order FormSchool administrators can generate scholar program certificates on 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
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.
|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
|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.|