UO release – EUGENE, Ore. – The first Oregon football team to play for the national championship, a coach who led the men’s basketball program to heights not seen since the Tall Firs era and three of the most prolific student-athletes in women’s track and field, men’s golf and women’s tennis have been chosen for the Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2022. The University’s 31st Hall of Fame class includes seven-time NCAA track and field champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton; Daria Panova, the winningest women’s tennis player in the University’s history; and all-American men’s golfer Daniel Miernicki. The class also men’s basketball head coach Ernie Kent, who led the Ducks to two NCAA Elite Eight appearances, and the 2010 football team that was undefeated in the regular season and played Auburn in the 2011 BCS Championship game. “The 2022 Hall of Fame class represents exceptional student-athletes and coaches who were at the forefront of a golden era in Oregon athletics,” said director of athletics Rob Mullens. “The generational accomplishments of this class encompass many of the iconic moments in the history of Oregon Athletics.” To be eligible for induction into the Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame, which originated in 1992, former athletes, coaches, administrators and teams associated with the school’s intercollegiate athletics success must have departed the University a minimum of 10 years earlier. The 2022 honorees will officially join the exclusive club of 223 athletes and 29 teams previously selected at the Hall of Fame banquet that will be held in conjunction with the Sept. 17 BYU football game.