WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:17.000 music. 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:20.000 Rex Fuller: For me, division 2 is just a great spot for us to be. 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:25.000 We have a motto in division 2 called make it yours, and life in balance. 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:31.000 Which means that our students and our athletes come, they play hard and compete at the highest level possible 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:34.000 But we also expect them to graduate. 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Barb Dearing: Welcome to Western Oregon University's 11th Athletic Hall of Fame banquet. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:46.000 And induction ceremony. In my two years, here at WOU, I've learned 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:53.000 about the many great student athletes that have competed here. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:59.000 And I'm really truly honored to be here tonight to welcome this year's Hall of Fame class. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:07.000 Our first inductee is actually already in as a member of team but as an individual, our first inductee is Bruce Hamilton. 00:01:08.000 --> 00:01:13.000 Bruce was a member of the football and baseball teams at the Oregon College of Education in the late 1940s. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:18.000 He was awarded the school's outstanding athlete award in 1949. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:22.000 And was a member of the football team in that same year that went undefeated. 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:27.000 Only one of 2 football teams on this campus to do so. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:31.000 He was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 2 Hall of Fame. 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:36.000 He remains a loyal fan and hardly misses football games at McArthur field. 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:41.000 Ladies and gentlemen it is truly an honor to forever enshrine Bruce Hamilton, 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:44.000 into the Western Oregon University Athletic Hall of Fame. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:56.000 Bruce Hamilton: And those of you who know me, know that I just can't help myself but brag about that 1949 football team. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:71.000 We were unbeaten, we scored a lot of points but the thing that really made us stand out was that we didn't let the other team score very many. 00:02:11.000 --> 00:02:16.000 We only had 41 points scored against us in the whole season. 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:20.000 Our next inductee is Tyler Walker. 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:27.000 Tyler, a member of the Western Oregon Softball team from 2007 through 2010. 00:02:27.000 --> 00:02:31.000 One of only 2 softball players in the history of the program 00:02:31.000 --> 00:02:36.000 to be a National Fast Pitch Coach's Association All American. 00:02:36.000 --> 00:02:41.000 That same year she was selected as the Great North West Athletic Conference Player of The Year. 00:02:41.000 --> 00:02:46.000 A first team conference selection and first team all west region selection. 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:53.000 She was a 4 time first team all GNAC selection in her time here at Western Oregon. 00:02:53.000 --> 00:02:59.000 She still ranks among the top ten in many statistical category for single game, season and career records. 00:02:59.000 --> 00:02:66.000 And she played a pivotal role in the 2008 team that went onto the NCAA West Regional. 00:03:06.000 --> 00:03:10.000 Walker is married to current Western Oregon Baseball Coach Kellen Walker. 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:14.000 And is the owner of Gracie Lou's here in Monmouth. 00:03:14.000 --> 00:03:22.000 Ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to forever inshrine Tyler Walker into the Western Oregon University Athletic Hall of Fame. 00:03:22.000 --> 00:03:27.000 Tyler Walker: Because there's just something about the crispness of a single through the middle 00:03:27.000 --> 00:03:32.000 the ping as the ball hits the bat, and the perfection of a well turned double play. 00:03:32.000 --> 00:03:38.000 All of those things help drive us and to keep us going and carries our love for the game. 00:03:38.000 --> 00:03:42.000 Thank you for believing in me even when I did not believe in myself. 00:03:42.000 --> 00:03:48.000 I always practiced and played as hard as I could, so the Wolves could get the W. 00:03:48.000 --> 00:03:51.000 Our next inductee tonight is Tony Burris. 00:03:51.000 --> 00:03:56.000 Tony was a member of the football team from 1985 through 1987. 00:03:56.000 --> 00:03:61.000 A 2 time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics honorable mention All American Quarter Back. 00:04:01.000 --> 00:04:05.000 Who played during the highly successful Air Wolf era. 00:04:05.000 --> 00:04:12.000 Led by Burris the team went 15 and 4 over 2 seasons including the NAIA playoffs in 1985. 00:04:12.000 --> 00:04:19.000 Burris is a two time first team all collegiate football association selection during his time as a Wolf. 00:04:19.000 --> 00:04:24.000 He still ranks 2nd in career passing yardage, despite playing only two seasons. 00:04:24.000 --> 00:04:28.000 And threw it for 4,791 yards. 00:04:28.000 --> 00:04:36.000 He's 3rd in the career touchdown passes list and still ranks in the top 10 at the school for career completions, yards, touchdown passes, 00:04:36.000 --> 00:04:43.000 and completion percentage. He went on to play professional in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. 00:04:43.000 --> 00:04:49.000 And now owns a construction business that sticks to his football roots RedZone Construction. 00:04:49.000 --> 00:04:56.000 Ladies and gentlemen it is truly an honor to forever inshrine Tony Burris into the Western Oregon University Athletic Hall of Fame. 00:04:56.000 --> 00:04:64.000 Tony Burris: I walk on and I walked into a situation 00:05:04.000 --> 00:05:09.000 where everything was in place, the leadership was in place, 00:05:09.000 --> 00:05:15.000 the drive was in place, and the talent was in place. 00:05:15.000 --> 00:05:20.000 I really went along for a ride. 00:05:20.000 --> 00:05:24.000 Our next inductee is Bridget Johnson Tetteh. 00:05:24.000 --> 00:05:29.000 Bridget was a member of the Track and Field team here at Western from 2003 through 2006. 00:05:29.000 --> 00:05:33.000 She remains the school record holder in the Heptathlon, 00:05:33.000 --> 00:05:40.000 with 5,080 points and is tied for the most points scored ever in the Great North West Athletic Conference Championships 00:05:40.000 --> 00:05:43.000 as an individual with 115. 00:05:43.000 --> 00:05:48.000 She was named an NCAA division 2 All American in the Heptathlon in both '05 and '06. 00:05:48.000 --> 00:05:54.000 And a 2 time NCAA division 2 National Champion participant in javelin. 00:05:54.000 --> 00:05:59.000 She was a GNAC Champion as the member of the 4 by 400 relay team, 00:05:59.000 --> 00:05:62.000 in the heptathlon and the 100 meter hurdles. 00:06:02.000 --> 00:06:06.000 She was named All American GNAC in 2005 and 6. 00:06:06.000 --> 00:06:11.000 She currently is the Associate Commissioner for the Great North West Athletic Conference, 00:06:11.000 --> 00:06:16.000 Was the meet referee for the division 2 cross country championships, 00:06:16.000 --> 00:06:22.000 a member of the division 3 US track and field and cross country coaches association, coaches committee. 00:06:22.000 --> 00:06:30.000 And the organizer of the very successful Great North West Athletic Conference Woman and Sports career seminars. 00:06:30.000 --> 00:06:37.000 Ladies and gentlemen it is time to inshrine Bridge Johnson Tetteh into the Western Oregon University Athletics Hall of Fame. 00:06:37.000 --> 00:06:43.000 Bridge Johnson Tetteh: Right here in the Warner Center I walked up to John Knight and I told him that I wanted to compete the heptathlon for him. 00:06:43.000 --> 00:06:50.000 Granted that was a bit of a risk considering I'd never hurdled before, never long jumped, never thrown the javelin. 00:06:50.000 --> 00:06:55.000 That's a lot of out of the seven events, that's kind of a lot not to have ever done. 00:06:55.000 --> 00:06:60.000 And so he took a risk on me and I'm very grateful for all of the time they put in, 00:07:00.000 --> 00:07:03.000 helping to form me into the athlete that I was able to be. 00:07:03.000 --> 00:07:07.000 Our next inductee tonight is Casey Cosler Pape. 00:07:07.000 --> 00:07:12.000 Casey, a member of the Woman's Basketball team from 1985 though 1987. 00:07:12.000 --> 00:07:17.000 A third team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All American, 00:07:17.000 --> 00:07:24.000 and a NAIA District 2 Player of the Year and a two time first team all district selection. 00:07:24.000 --> 00:07:29.000 She still holds the school record for most field goals scored in a game with 18. 00:07:29.000 --> 00:07:35.000 Is second on the single season scoring list with 694 points, 00:07:35.000 --> 00:07:40.000 and despite only playing two seasons she ranks in the top 10 all time in career scoring. 00:07:40.000 --> 00:07:46.000 Second in career scoring average, just shy of 19 and a half points per game, 00:07:46.000 --> 00:07:54.000 She shot an impressive 55.6 percent from the field in her two years, which is still second on the all time record book list. 00:07:54.000 --> 00:07:60.000 She is a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference and the North West Athletic Conference Halls of Fame. 00:08:00.000 --> 00:08:04.000 She is currently a Social Studies teacher at Dallas high school. 00:08:04.000 --> 00:08:12.000 Ladies and gentlemen it's an honor to forever inshrine Casey Cosler Pape into the Western Oregon University Athletics Hall of Fame. 00:08:12.000 --> 00:08:18.000 Casey Cosler Pape: But most of all, and I wish they could be here today but I'd like to thank my teammates. 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:27.000 On all the teams that I played, but especially for the WOU teams and so the majority of my points came from or 00:08:27.000 --> 00:08:34.000 began with an unselfish pass and without those passes I would not have received this honor and been here tonight. 00:08:34.000 --> 00:08:37.000 Our final inductee tonight is Robert Day. 00:08:37.000 --> 00:08:42.000 Robert was a member of the Men's Basketball team for the Wolves from 2001 through 2004. 00:08:42.000 --> 00:08:47.000 He was selected as a member of the All Little Northwest Team in 2001 and 2. 00:08:47.000 --> 00:08:53.000 Selected to the second team National Association of Basketball Coaches division 2 all west regions team, 00:08:53.000 --> 00:08:56.000 one of two players in the history of WOU to do so. 00:08:56.000 --> 00:08:60.000 Second team NCAA Division 2 all west Daktronics team, 00:09:00.000 --> 00:09:02.000 and Pacific West Coast Conference honorable mention. 00:09:02.000 --> 00:09:08.000 Day was honored on the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All Region First Team 00:09:08.000 --> 00:09:14.000 and he was a two time all GNAC conference academic team selection as well. 00:09:14.000 --> 00:09:23.000 He still ranks among the top 10 in many statistical categories, including the all time leading score with 2,110 career points. 00:09:23.000 --> 00:09:29.000 Day is currently playing professionally in Brazil and unfortunately could not be with us here tonight. 00:09:29.000 --> 00:09:36.000 Accepting his medal and this honor for him is former Western Oregon Men's basketball coach, Tim Hills. 00:09:36.000 --> 00:09:43.000 It's our honor and we now forever inshrine Robert Day into the Western Oregon University Athletics Hall of Fame. 00:09:43.000 --> 00:09:49.000 Tim Hills: Right away after coming on campus in 2000, I felt right at home, and for the next 4 years I was fortunate 00:09:49.000 --> 00:09:57.000 to have two great coaches both different in approach but equal as competitors, assistant coaches and teammates of all types. 00:09:57.000 --> 00:09:60.000 None of whom I've forgotten to this day. 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:07.000 I owe a lot of my success to these players and coaches for pushing me and challenging me to be better each day during my time there. 00:10:07.000 --> 00:10:12.000 One more time for our inductees and their accomplishments here at Western Oregon. 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:17.000 applause.