Dan Jones to enter Oregon Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 25

Dan Jones to enter Oregon Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 25

PALATINE HILL -- Lewis & Clark Hall of Famer Dan Jones will become the third Pioneers student-athlete inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame during an upcoming ceremony next week.

Jones is a former NAIA All-American and AP College Division Honorable Mention selection when he competed for the Pioneers in three sports from 1978-82. A 1993 inductee into the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame, Jones totaled nine selections to All-Northwest Conference teams including four in football and baseball. His exploits were featured in a nine-page feature in Sports Illustrated in May 1981.

Link: Dan Jones - Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame

According to Mike Rose, induction ceremony chairman, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members to join over 350 prior inductees during presentations at the Multnomah Athletic Club on Sept. 25.

Jones (right) will join former Pioneers Jim Boutin (basketball, track) and Royce McDaniel (football, basketball, baseball). Four other Pioneers have also been recognized since the OSHF began in 1980: Joe Huston, Nate Jones, Jack Folliard and Don Schollander.

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame will also induct Gert Boyle and Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear, Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce, former Oregon State running back Steven Jackson and the East Bank Saloon basketball teams, which have won multiple world and national Master's championships.

The ceremony will be emceed for the last time by former Portland Trail Blazers voice Bill Schonely.