Oregon’s women downed Seattle University 105-100 in a non-conference basketball game Wednesday night in Seattle. Crishae Rowe scored 41-points to lead the Ducks (5-2).
Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season. Mariota, a redshirt sophomore from Honolulu, and Grasu, a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, announced their intentions a day after earning all-Pac-12 accolades from the conference’s head coaches for the second straight year.
Junior Liz Brenner was named to the All-Pac-12 Team, Tuesday, leading a group of four Oregon volleyball players who earned all-conference honors. Seniors Lauren Plum and Ariana Williams were selected as Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 while newcomer Amanda Benson was tabbed as part of the All-Freshman Team.
Oregon State outside hitter Lila Toner has been named to the Pac-12 Conference’s All-Freshman Honorable Mention squad, which was released on Tuesday. Toner, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, led the Beavers with 280 kills in her first season with the program. She averaged 2.75 kills per set while also finishing with 194 digs and 30 blocks.
The 2013 Oregon men’s and women’s track and field recruiting classes were each ranked No. 1 by Track and Field News marking just the sixth time a school has earned top rankings on both the men’s and women’s sides. The Ducks earned dual top classes in 2010 as well, and is the first program to receive top rankings twice. The 2014 men’s class was highlighted by five Track and Field News High School All-Americans: Devon Allen (hurdles), Marcus Chambers (sprints), Edward Cheserek (distance), Cullen Prena (throws) and Cole Walsh (pole vault). No other school in the nation brought in more than two. Track and Field News calls the Oregon men’s class “jaw dropping” and among the “best ever seen”. For the women, Oregon added three High School All-Americans in Haley Crouser (javelin), MaryBeth Sant (sprints) and Sasha Wallace (hurdles). Duke is the only other school to match that number. It is the third time the women have earned a No. 1 ranking, doing so in 2010 and 2005.