Ducks among Oregon Sports Award winners

Ducks among Oregon Sports Award winners

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Coach Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks, who earned a berth in the BCS championship game after going undefeated in the regular season, were among the winners at the 59th annual Oregon Sports Awards.

Kelly, in his second year as Oregon's coach, won the Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year award, while the Ducks were among four recipients of the George Pasero Award for team of the year.

Among the other winners were Ndamukong Suh, a Portland native who plays for the Detroit Lions, and Mariel Zagunis, a two-time Olympic gold medal-winning fencer.

Oregon track standouts Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen were honored with the Bill Hayward award for amateur athlete of the year.

Former Duck Ahmad Rashad hosted the ceremony on Sunday night at Nike's Beaverton headquarters.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


List of 2010 Oregon Sports Awards winners

JOHNNY CARPENTER PREP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – 6A/5A
Elizabeth Brenner Jesuit High School
Terrence Jones Jefferson High School

JOHNNY CARPENTER PREP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – 4A/3A/2A/1A
Tayla Woods Santiam Christian High School
Dakotah Keys Sweet Home High School

NIKE – STEVE PREFONTAINE AWARD
Annamarie Maag Jesuit High School

SLATS GILL SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Chip Kelly University of Oregon

AD RUTSCHMAN SMALL-COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Staci Doucette Linfield College
Mitchell Lofstedt Southern Oregon University

GAME CHANGER AWARD
for lifetime dedication to prep sports
Craig Ruecker

LES SCHWAB FRIEND OF SPORTS AWARD
Harry A. Merlo
LOU BURGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Eric Thompson

DNA AWARD for extraordinary dedication to sports
Brian Parrott

TERRY PORTER make it better AWARD
Emaan Behboodi Wilson High School

ULTIMATE FAN AWARD PRESENTED BY THE PORTLAND TIMBERS
Mauro Potestio

BILL HAYWARD AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Brianne Theisen University of Oregon
Ashton Eaton University of Oregon

GEORGE PASERO TEAMS OF THE YEAR
University of Oregon - football
Southern Oregon University – men’s cross country
Oregon NW Jrs. 18 Air Max
ESUFC – Liverpool

HARRY GLICKMAN PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mariel Zagunis Fencing
Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions