‘Order of the O’ Honorary member Lois Youngen

Lois Youngen, former softball coach, player, and Duck extraordinaire was recognized as the Order of the O honorary member at the Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame event on September 23, 2016.

Order of the O President Bill Thompson, Order of the O President-Elect Penny Bewick and Lois!

Lois is a former catcher and outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1951-1954. She batted and threw right-handed. Youngen joined the University of Oregon staff in 1960 as a women’s physical education instructor, coaching along side Bill Bowerman. She retired in 1996, after being a physical education instructor for more than 30 years.

Congratulations Lois!


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