Moore, Mackey Harris, Salmon selected for OU honors


EUGENE, Oregon – Individuals Who Have Played Leading Roles in Oregon’s Student-Athlete Success and Aquaculture Leader Selected to Receive Annual University of Oregon Athletic Department Awards , sports director Rob Mullens announced Wednesday.

Football player Dietrich Moore was named the recipient of the 2022 Leo Harris Award. Softball’s Katie Mackey Harris was shortlisted for the 2022 Becky L. Sisley Award. David Salmonlongtime learning specialist at the OU’s John E. Jaqua University Center for Student-Athletes, was named the recipient of the 2022 Order of O.

The 2022 Leo Harris, Becky Sisley and Order of the O awards ceremonies will be held in conjunction with the September 17 BYU football game.




Leo Harris Award

The Alumni Athletic Award was established in 1967 by the late Leo Harris, former OU athletic director, and his family and was later renamed the Leo Harris Award in his honor. It is presented to a letterman alumni on the basis of at least 20 years of achievement and service since graduation.



Dietrich Moore was a standout linebacker for Oregon’s 1999 Sun Bowl and 1998 Aloha Bowl teams who now plays a vital role in the current Ducks’ success as Director of Academic Support at the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes.


Moore was Oregon’s fifth leading tackle as a senior in 1999 with 65 and was third on the team in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (5.5). He started the last 31 games of his career.


The Anchorage, Alaska native had a career-best 81 tackles as a junior and nine TFLs when he earned Pac-10 honorable mentions. For his career, he recorded 217 total tackles, 24 TFL, 8.5 sacks and 11 broken passes.




As a student at Oregon, Moore was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as a football representative. He also attended the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference in 1999.


After graduating from Oregon in 2000, Moore spent a season as a linebackers coach at Eugene Marist High School under former Duck Mike Allison, where he also helped special teams, then became defensive coordinator at South Eugene High School under former Duck quarterback Chris Miller.


Moore later joined the Oregon staff as a graduate assistant and taught defense under Nick Aliotti, Don Pellum, Steve Greatwood, and Michael Gray. He earned his Masters in Educational Leadership in 2005, before joining the Jaqua Center Student-Athlete Services staff in 2006 and has been helping Oregon student-athletes excel in the classroom ever since.


Moore’s began his Academic Support career as an Academic Advisor at the Jaqua Center and rose to Associate Director and Senior Associate Director before being promoted to his current position of Director of Academic Support where he oversees the academic team providing support. to Oregon student-athletes. in tutoring, academic planning and how to succeed on and off the field.


In addition to his responsibilities at the Jaqua Center, Moore was part of a campus movement that helped create the Black Strategies group in 2014. This group was formed to provide support, resources, advocacy, and a sense of community for faculty, staff, and administrators who identify as a person of color. The group’s overarching goal is to help recruit, support, and retain educational and color personnel on campus. Moore was a member of the Black Strategies leadership team from 2014 to 2018


He was selected to serve on the founding board of the University’s Black Alumni Network, which was officially recognized as an OU alumni affinity chapter in 2016. Created to connect black alumni and To provide support to current Black student-athletes, the Black Alumni Network planned and coordinated the inaugural Black Alumni Reunion in the fall of 2018.


Moore has also been involved with the Officers Committee of the Board of Trustees (OAC), the All Campus Academic Advising Association (ACAA) Professional Development Committee, the Community Mentor Network, the Looking Glass Celebrity Waiter fundraiser, and the AD Smith Free Basketball clinic.




Additionally, Moore coached many seasons of high school football in the Eugene-Springfield area. Between 2006 and 2018, he served on the academic staff at Marist (2006-07), South Eugene (2008-10), Thurston (2011-12), Willamette (2013-2014) and Churchill (2015-18) high schools. .


Moore and his wife Myia live in Eugene with their sons Drayden and Roman.



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Becky L. Sisley Award

The Becky L. Sisley Award is named for the University’s first Director of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics and is awarded to a former female student-athlete to commemorate community involvement, career development, and support for the ideals of athletics. ‘University.


A member of two NCAA Tournament softball teams, Katie Mackey Harris has been President and CEO of Mt. Lassen Trout Farms, Inc. for five years. She is also a managing partner at Mt. Lassen Seafood Processors.


At Oregon, Harris had one of the best seasons in program history as a senior in 1999. She earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after setting school records at the era with 14 home runs and 47 RBIs. She also hit 16 doubles that season and led the team with a .632 batting percentage and 38 walks.


Adding his triple, Harris had 31 extra hits in 1999, which is still tied for the UO single-season record. His 16 doubles now rank fourth, while his 14 home runs are now 10e. She was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week during the 1999 season as the Ducks went 40-29 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.


The previous season in 1998, she led the Ducks with 14 doubles and was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Region Team after a 40-21 campaign. During that year, she tied the school single-game record with seven RBIs in a win over Washington on May 2, 1998.


The 1996-99 letter winner finished her career with 21 homers and 34 doubles.


After graduating from Oregon, Harris embarked on a successful career in aquaculture. In 2020, Mt. Lassen Trout Farms partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help restore endangered Chinook salmon. The farm sits on the Battle Creek watershed in Northern California and is home to one of the Chinook’s historic trails. For this reason, Mt. Lassen Trout Farms will release nearly 300,000 juvenile salmon to their historic spawning grounds during the three-year agreement with the USFWS.


This project received national and international recognition and was highlighted in magazines and various news outlets, with Harris being invited to speak about it at several national conferences.


Mt. Lassen Trout Farm has also worked with UC Davis to implement the most advanced technology in humane fish harvesting. Additionally, the farm is expected to participate in a three-year study with UC Santa Cruz on an alternative diet for fish designed to reduce nitrogen waste in the water and help create a more sustainable product for the fish. aquaculture industry.


Harris serves both her community and her industry as a board member and past president of the US Trout Farmer’s Association. The USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization in America. She is also a member of the Tehama County Farm Bureau, which sponsors a farm day at the local fairgrounds for fourth-graders in the community.


Additionally, Harris sits on the board of the Lassen Park Foundation, which sponsors an outdoor camp for hundreds of children at Lassen Volcanic National Park.


Harris continues to support female student-athletes at her alma mater as a life member of the Alumni Association and donor to the Women in Flight program.


Harris and her husband Andrew live in Red Bluff, Calif., with their children Mackenzie and Madison.

David Salmon



Price order O

The Order of the Honorary O is awarded annually to an individual who has made a contribution to the University of Oregon’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over an extended period, but who has not been awarded a academic letter to the OU.


Longtime Learning Specialist at the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes David Salmon was selected as an honorary member of the Order of O 2022.


Salmon has been associated with the Jaqua Center since 2001 and currently oversees the Math Lab, where he is deeply committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for the advancement of those interested in the mathematical sciences. In 2009, he received the Above and Beyond award.


Born in Minneapolis, Salmon grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and attended college at the University of Alberta where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Later, he did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained a doctorate in physical chemistry. Subsequently, David obtained a post-baccalaureate in mathematics while working as a learning specialist.


Prior to Oregon, Salmon was senior scientist for vinyl modifiers at Rohm and Haas Company and taught high school math in the Philadelphia area.


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