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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
1978-1979 Women’s Basketball Team
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2004 Inductee, Women's Basketball

Sporting three eventual members of the 1,000-point club, the 1978-79 Oregon women’s basketball team was a dominating force in the Northwest Basketball League with an undefeated regular season and victory over the Korean National team - ranked No. 5 in the world - in an exhibition at McArthur Court. The team finished its season with a 23-2 record including a 21-game winning streak. The Ducks only defeats came at the hands of Oregon State in the AIAW Region 9 tournament and to eventual NIT champion South Carolina. The team led the league in total offense (84.6 ppg) and had the largest margin of victory (81 points) in program history, defeating Hawaii 121-40. Freshman forward Bev Smith made an immediate impact averaging 15.2 points per game and 12.9 rebounds per game. Junior Julie Cushing added 15.6 points per game and sophomore Debbie Adams contributed 13.6 points per game. Suzanne Washington tallied 13.2 points per game and freshman Claudia Eaton averaged 11.3 points per game.