Alumni of the Western Oregon University men's basketball program have come together to support a scholarship for current and future WOU players. The scholarship honors beloved alumnus and former player Bruce Bradshaw, who tragically died after suffering a head injury during an away game at Eastern Oregon University on Jan. 20, 1968.
Bradshaw, from Pleasant Hill, Ore., was a 23-year-old senior guard on the team and well-liked by his teammates and friends in the campus community. Double majoring in physical education and mathematics, he cared about his academics as much as athletics. He was a member of the men’s scholastic honor society Theta Delta Phi and was in the National Reserves.
"Bruce was a man of great integrity, extremely organized, a man of faith with a dry sense of humor that I miss today,” said his roommate Dave Sturgis.
One of Bradshaw’s teammates, Dave Pappin, spoke of him, “Bruce lived life exactly the way he played basketball. With integrity." He was posthumously given the Most Inspirational Award for his dedication and contribution to his team, and work as a senior guard.
More details about the Bruce Bradshaw Scholarship will be announced at the men’s basketball alumni night on Feb. 8, 2014.
For more information contact Executive Director of Athletics Barbara Dearing at 503-838-8094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.