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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Karen Meats
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2002 Inductee, Women’s Field Hockey, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball (1964-68)

In an age when women’s athletics were not part of mainstream collegiate athletics departments, this all-around athlete was recognized as the outstanding senior by the school’s Women’s Recreation Association in 1968. Excelling the most in the sport of softball, this two-year team captain was a standout pitcher and outfielder for four seasons who further enhanced her skills as a summer league fast pitch pitcher. She earned second-team All-America Amateur Softball Association honors in 1966 and was inducted into the Oregon State Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1990. As a center forward for the school’s field hockey team, the scoring leader and team captain’s success didn’t end with her college graduation as she was named to Pacific Northwest sectional all-star teams on five occasions. She played volleyball for the six-time USVBA “A” regional champions from 1965-70 and was a participant in four USVBA national tournaments as a 1968 all-region selection. As an all-around track & field standout, her proficiency in the javelin took center stage while also competing in the high jump, long jump and 440-yard relay.