Moore, Mackey Harris, Salmon Selected for UO Honors
EUGENE, Ore. – Individuals who have played a prominent role in the success of Oregon's student-athletes and a leader in aquaculture have been selected to receive the University of Oregon athletic department's annual awards, athletic director Rob Mullens announced Wednesday.
Football player Dietrich Moore has been named the recipient of the 2022 Leo Harris Award. Softball's Katie Mackey Harris has been selected for the 2022 Becky L. Sisley Award. David Salmon, a long-time learning specialist at the UO's John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes, has been named the 2022 Order of the O honoree.
The 2022 Leo Harris, Becky Sisley and Order of the O awards ceremonies will be held in conjunction with the Sept. 17 BYU football game.
Leo Harris Award
The Alumni Athletic Award was originated in 1967 by the late Leo Harris, former UO director of athletics, and his family and was later renamed the Leo Harris Award in his honor. It is presented to an alumni letterman on the basis of at least 20 years of achievement and service since graduation.
Dietrich Moore was a standout linebacker for Oregon's 1999 Sun Bowl and 1998 Aloha Bowl teams who now plays a vital role in the success of current Ducks as the Director of Academic Support at the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
Moore was Oregon's fifth-leading tackler as a senior in 1999 with 65 and was third on the team in both tackles-for-loss (11) and sacks (5.5). He started the last 31 games of his career.
The Anchorage, Alaska, native had a career-best 81 tackles as a junior and nine TFLs when he earned all-Pac-10 honorable mention honors. For his career, he recorded 217 total tackles, 24 TFLs, 8.5 sacks and 11 passes broken up.
As a student at Oregon, Moore was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisor Committee (SAAC), serving as the football representative. He also attended the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference in 1999.
After graduating from Oregon in 2000, Moore spent one season as linebackers coach at Eugene's Marist High School under former Duck Mike Allison, where he also assisted with special teams, and then became defensive coordinator at South Eugene High School under former Duck quarterback Chris Miller.
Moore then joined Oregon's staff as a graduate assistant and tutored the defense under Nick Aliotti, Don Pellum, Steve Greatwood, and Michael Gray. He earned his master's degree in educational leadership in 2005, before joining the Services for Student Athletes staff at the Jaqua Center in 2006 and has been helping Oregon student-athletes excel in the classroom ever since.
Moore's began his career in academic support as an academic advisor at the Jaqua Center and moved up to associate director and senior associate director before being promoted to his current position as Director of Academic Support where he oversees the academic team providing support for Oregon student-athletes in tutoring, academic scheduling and how to be successful both on and off the field.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Jaqua Center, Moore was part of a movement on campus that helped create the Black Strategies group in 2014. This group was formed to provide support, resources, advocacy and a sense of community for faculty, staff, and officers of administration who identify as a person of color. The overarching goal of the group is to help recruit, support, and retain educatory and staff of color on campus. Moore was a member of the Black Strategies' executive team from 2014-2018
He was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the creation of the University's Black Alumni Network which was officially recognized as a UO alumni affinity chapter in 2016. Established to connect Black alumni and provide support for current Black student-athletes, the Black Alumni Network planned and coordinated the inaugural Black alumni reunion in the fall 2018.
Moore has also been involved with the Officers of Administration Council (OAC) committee, the All Campus Academic Advising Association (ACAA) professional development committee, the Community Mentor Network, the Looking Glass Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser and the AD Smith Free Basketball Clinic.
Additionally, Moore coached many season of football at the high school level in the Eugene-Springfield area. Between 2006-18, he was on the varsity staffs at Marist (2006-07), South Eugene (2008-10), Thurston (2011-12), Willamette (2013-2014) and Churchill (2015-18) high schools.
Moore and his wife Myia live in Eugene with their sons Drayden and Roman.
Becky L. Sisley Award
The Becky L. Sisley Award is named after the University's first director of women's intercollegiate athletics and is awarded to a former female student-athlete to commemorate community involvement, career development and support of University ideals.
A member of two NCAA Tournament softball teams, Katie Mackey Harris has been the President and General Manager at Mt. Lassen Trout Farms, Inc., for the last five years. She is also the managing partner at Mt. Lassen Seafood Processors.
At Oregon, Harris had one of the best seasons in program history as a senior in 1999. She earned All-Pac-10 first team honors after setting school records at the time with 14 home runs and 47 RBI. She also had 16 doubles that season and led the team with a .632 slugging percentage and 38 walks.
Adding in her one triple, Harris collected 31 extra base hits in 1999, which is still tied for the UO single-season record. Her 16 doubles now rank fourth, while her 14 homers are now 10th. She was twice named Pac-10 player of the week during the 1999 season as the Ducks posted a 40-29 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The season before in 1998, she led the Ducks with 14 doubles and was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Region Team following a 40-21 campaign. During that year, she tied the school single-game record with seven RBI in a win against Washington on May 2, 1998.
The 1996-99 letterwinner finished her career with 21 home runs and 34 doubles.
After graduating from Oregon, Harris embarked on a successful career in aquaculture. In 2020, Mt. Lassen Trout Farms partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help restore the endangered Chinook salmon. The farm sits on the Battle Creek watershed in Northern California and is home to one of the historic runs of the Chinook. Because of that, Mt. Lassen Trout Farms will release nearly 300,000 juvenile salmon into their historic spawning grounds during the three-year agreement with the USFWS.
This project has received national and international recognition and has been highlighted in magazines and various news outlets, with Harris invited to speak about it at several national conferences.
Mt. Lassen Trout Farm has also worked with UC Davis to implement the most advanced technology in the humane harvesting of fish. Additionally, the farm is scheduled to participate in a three-year study with UC Santa Cruz on an alternative diet for fish designed to reduce nitrogen waste into the water and help create a more sustainable product for the aquaculture industry.
Harris serves both her community and her industry as a board member and past president of the U.S. Trout Farmer's Association. The USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization in America. She is also a member of the Tehama County Farm Bureau, which sponsors a farm day at the local fairgrounds for fourth graders in the community.
Additionally, Harris serves on the board for the Lassen Park Foundation, which sponsors an outdoor camp for hundreds of kids at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Harris continues to support student-athletes at her alma mater as a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a donor to the Women in Flight program.
Harris and her husband Andrew live in Red Bluff, Calif., with their children Mackenzie and Madison.
Order of the O Award
The Order of the O Honorarium is given annually to an individual who has made a contribution to the University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over an extended period of time, but was not a varsity letterwinner at the UO.
Long-time learning specialist at the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes David Salmon has been selected as the 2022 Order of the O honorary member.
Salmon has been associated with the Jaqua Center since 2001 and currently oversees the mathematics lab, where he is deeply committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for the advancement of those interested in the mathematical sciences. In 2009, he received the Above and Beyond award.
Born in Minneapolis, Salmon grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and attended college at the University of Alberta where he earned a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. Later, he did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley where he received a PhD in physical chemistry. Subsequently, David earned a post-baccalaureate in mathematics while working as a learning specialist.
Prior to Oregon, Salmon was a senior scientist for vinyl modifiers with Rohm and Haas Company and taught high school mathematics in the Philadelphia area.
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