Oregon Sports Hall of Fame tabs Simonton, Husted, Adams, Yamasaki for induction
Ken Simonton, Dave Husted, Barry Adams and Lindsey Yamasaki have been chosen for induction into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
The ceremony has been rescheduled to March 10, 2014 at Multnomah Athletic Club.
Simonton was a star running back for Oregon State, Husted was a three-time U.S. Open champion pro bowler, Adams was one of the winningest high school boys basketball coaches in state history, and Yamasaki starred in basketball .
Simonton, from Pittsburg, Calif., was a 5-7, 200-pound back for OSU. He was part of the 1999 Beaers team that posted the school's first winning football record in 20 years, along with the 2000 squad that went 11-1 and beat Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Simonton became OSU's all-time leading rusher with 5,044 yards and took over first on the school list with 59 touchdowns. He spent seven years in pro football.
Husted, from Milwaukie, was inducted into Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1996 and the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 2012. He joined the PGA in 1978 and won 14 titles, including the U.S. Open in 1982, 1995 and 1995, becoming the only person to successfully defend in that event.
Adams joined the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998 after amasssing 656 victories in Oregon. The two-time (1983, 1992) Oregon coach of the year won two state titles and had nine teams place in 16 state tournament appearances. He coached 40 years, with stops at Nestucca, Lebanon, Hillsboro, Glencoe and South Salem. He also has helped run the Les Schwab Tournament with fellow former prep coach Nick Robertson, an Oregon Sports Hall of Fame member.
Yamasaki went on from a stellar prep career at Oregon City to star in basketball at Stanford, where she averaged 13.9 points per game over four seasons and led the Cardinal to the Pac-10 title as a senior in 2001-02. The 6-2 forward and prep All-American was Oregon player of the year in both basketball and volleyball. She also played volleyball as a Stanford freshman before deciding to concentrate on basketball. She spent five years in pro hoops before having her career short by injury.
Tickets for the induction ceremony are available at 503-747-2811 and are $100 each or $950 for a table of 10.