Spotlight: Oregon's Lynne Winbigler Anderson
Lynne Winbigler Anderson emerged in the national spotlight just as the University was making strides in developing its women's intercollegiate sports program. An accomplished discus and shot put thrower, Anderson was Oregon's first woman to set an American-record, holding the top mark in the discus from 1977 to 1979. The three-time U.S. Discus National Champion (1976, 1978, 1979) made the U.S. Olympic team in 1976 and 1980. Anderson's success earned her charter membership into the UO Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. In recognition of her achievements, the UO Track and Field Department honors the top female athlete every year with the Lynne Winbigler Performer of the Year Award.
Anderson continues to play an influential role in the track and field world as she is now in her 25th year as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota women's team. She is charged with overseeing the throws. Prior to 2000, she served as the men's throws coach as well.