Meet the Order of the O Board!

The Order of the O is comprised of a volunteer board that works diligently to provide the best possible letter winners organization for the University of Oregon. If you are interested in learning more about serving as a member on the Order of the O board, please contact Beth Campbell, at 541-346-4460 or email

Executive Board of Directors

Bill Thompson
Football, 1969-1971, Cottage Grove, OR


 Bill came to the University of Oregon in 1969 from Reedsport, Oregon.  His versatility allowed him to play three different offensive line positions as a Freshman (Freshman were prohibited per NCAA regulations from playing on varsity football squads until the 1972-73 academic year).  During his redshirt Sophomore season Bill switched to the defensive end position.  During the 1971 season head coach Jerry Frei and former coach and Athletic Director Len Casanova convinced Bill to medically retire from football due to injuries sustained on the field.  Recognizing Bill’s great appreciation and understanding of athletics, these great coaches encourage Bill to become a coach and teacher.

Upon graduating in 1973 with a BS in Education, Bill started his coaching and teaching career.   He was a teacher and coach at Cottage Grove High School from 1977 to 2019.  He taught Health, PE, Biology and coached Football, Wrestling and Track & Field.  He is retired from teaching but is still actively coaching.   He is a third generation Duck and takes great pride in witnessing Oregon’s success in all sports.  He has served on the Order of the O Board of Directors for 13 years and currently serves as its President.


Penny Hoyt Bewick
Board Administrator 
Women’s Golf, 1971-1973, Portland, OR

Penny played golf for the University of Oregon from 1971-1973. Her atheletic achievements occurred prior to the 1980’s when Oregon began awarding letters to women participating in NCAA sports.  In 2011 the University of Oregon hosted an amazing event that honored women athletes who represented the Ducks over the previous 50 years.  Penny was among the letter award-winning recipients at the celebration and since then has been actively involved with the Order of the O.

Penny graduated from the University of Oregon in 1973 with a degree from the School of Community Service and Public Affairs and received her MBA in 1990 from City University in Seattle, Washington. Building a successful career in executive leadership and public policy, Penny has represented telecommunications and data industry companies in their lobbying efforts. Her role included oversight of Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Congress and State Public Utility Commissions efforts, as well as federal, state, and local compliance requirements.


Sarah Denner
Soccer, 2001-2002, Portland, OR

Sarah spent her freshman and sophomore soccer seasons at Boston University.  She returned home to Eugene, and was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Oregon Women’s Soccer Teams. In her senior season, Oregon faced the nation’s top teams, including NCAA champion, University of Portland and NCAA tournament national seeds, Stanford and UCLA.  Playing outside midfield and forward, Sarah was the 2002 team’s offensive MVP. Sarah majored in business with an emphasis in Sports Marketing, and was named an All-Pacific-10 Conference Academic Honorable Mention.

Sarah works as an attorney at the Portland firm of Gearing, Rackner & McGrath, LLP. She practices all areas of family law, with an emphasis on high asset divorces, challenging custody and parenting time cases, and premarital agreement drafting. Sarah regularly provides pro bono legal services to children in need of independent representation in high conflict family law matters.


Shonna Bradbury Schroedl
Soccer, 1981, Portland, OR

Shonna was a defender on the University of Oregon women’s soccer team during the 1981-1984 seasons.  The 1981 team was ranked 4th nationally and played in the first ever AIAW national championships for women’s collegiate soccer programs held at University of North Carolina.  Despite a season ending injury to Oregon’s top scorer and starting sweeper the team was able to finished 6th in the nation.  Shonna earned first team all-conference status in 1982.

After graduation Shonna was active in a career in event and program management in sports and high technology.   Shonna now works for a U.S. airline and loves blue sky days. 


Beth Campbell
Order of the O Administrative Assistant


Beth Campbell joined the Oregon athletic department in January 2004 where she serves as a development assistant for the Duck Athletic Fund.

Before joining the Ducks, Campbell spent four years as a bookkeeper/receptionist at Jaqua & Wheatley, P.C. Prior to her work as a bookkeeper, Campbell spent three years working as a teller at Centennial Bank.


Board of Directors

Tony Borba
Football, 1985-1986, San Ramon, CA


Tony was a JUCO Football All-American ’84 at Menlo College and then transferred to the University of Oregon in 1985.  He played the blind side Offensive Tackle position under Coach Rich Brooks and protected the Duck’s 1st round NFL draft pick, quarterback Chris Miller.  Tony was selected Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 in 1986.

 Tony received a BS in Human Development and Performance from Oregon in 1987 and earned his MBA from Golden Gate University in 1991.  He has had a long career in Health Care Administration and currently serves as Human Resource Leader for the largest Health Career organization on the West Coast. 

Tony’s legacy at Oregon continues as he has two other Ducks in the family, a son who graduated in ’11 and a daughter who is scheduled to graduate in ’21.


Phil Bransom
Men’s Track & Field,  1976-1979, Portland, OR

Phil was recruited to Oregon as a multi-event athlete and excelled in the sprints and hurdle events.  Competed in the 1976 Olympic Trials in the 110 meter hurdles. Established the school record in the 110 meter hurdles ‘77 and was a Pac-10 champion in the 400 Intermediate hurdles.   Earned All-American honors, was named Pac-10 Athlete of the Week and voted Oregon’s Most Inspirational Athlete for Track & Field for the 1979 season.

Phil is a media producer/director for his Portland, Oregon based company, Phil Bransom Productions.  He has produced two full feature family films and works with nationally recognized companies in social media and media productions.


Gary Wolf
Track and Field 1969-1972, Bend, OR

Gary was the freshman record holder ’69 and the school record holder ’72 in the discus throw at the University of Oregon.  He earned All-American honors and was a scoring member of the 1970 NCAA National Championship Track and Field team under Bill Bowerman.  Gary was a discus throw finalist in the 1972 Olympic Trials and in his final competitive meet in 1973, won the Gold Medal and set a Games record in the discus for Team USA in the Maccabiah Games.  He was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame along with his 1970 NCAA T&F Championship teammates in 2013.

After receiving his MBA from Oregon in 1974, Gary served in financial and corporate management positions for high technology companies in Silicon Valley.  He was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for a successful publicly traded digital telecommunications company until he retired following acquisition of the company in 1999.


Danny Essin
Cheerleading and Mascot, 1997-2003, Junction City, OR 
Danny was a member of the University of Oregon Cheerleading and Mascot program, where he competed on the school’s first-ever national competition team in 2003 (2nd place). Following the examples of his coaches and mentors, he went on to coach cheerleading and gymnastics for 16 years, with teams ranging from elementary school to international and collegiate teams. Danny was also part of the state of Oregon’s first USA National open-age team, and went on to compete in four additional USA National competitions, rounding out a 20 year career. 
Danny received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia Design, focusing on video game design and illustration, and also minored in Computer Information Technology. Following his graduation in 2003, Danny went into Healthcare Information Technology consulting and is currently working as a Principal Portfolio Analyst for Providence Health & Services. 

Mia Costa

Soccer, 2015-2018, Boise, ID

Mia began her collegiate career at the University of San Diego, where she earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. Mia transferred to the University of Oregon sophomore year and lettered the remaining three years of her career. 
Mia currently resides in Boise, ID after living in Portland, OR post graduation. Mia’s an HR professional with experience in the cannabis and e-commerce industries.

Cristan Higa
Soccer, 2002-2005, Redondo Beach, CA


Anissa Meashintubby
Softball, 2001-2004, Eugene, OR


Jerry Valencia
Wrestling, 1985-1988, Lowell, OR