BEAVERTON — Olympic gold medalists Ashton Eaton and Megan Rapinoe were honored Sunday night for the Harry Glickman Award for professional athletes of the year at the 61st annual Oregon Sports Awards in Beaverton.
Eaton, of Bend, broke the world record in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene last summer before claiming the gold medal in the multi-event discipline at the London Games.
Rapinoe, who played at the University of Portland, was on the U.S. women’s soccer team that beat Japan for the gold medal at the Olympic Games.
Also honored in the prep division Sunday was Summit runner Travis Neuman, along with Sara Tsai of South Eugene, as cross-country runners of the year.
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner and Ducks volleyball player Liz Brenner won the Bill Hayward award for amateur athlete of the year.
Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly and Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra were co-winners of the Slats Gill Sportsman of the Year award.
Other winners Sunday night included Danny Miles, who is in his 42nd season as basketball coach at Oregon Institute of Technology. The Hustlin’ Owls won the NAIA II National Championship last year, their third title under Miles.
Miles was given the DNA Award for extraordinary passion and dedication to sport in Oregon.
— The Associated Press