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2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Dr. Mary Budke

Women's Golf
Mar 2, 2023
An eight-time Oregon Amateur champion while competing for the Beavers, Dr. Mary Budke received the Bill Hayward Award as Oregon’s top amateur athlete in 1972, becoming the first woman and one of only two golfers to be honored by that time. She won the 1974 AIAW national title and was a member of Team USA’s winning Curtis Cup squad the same year, later going on to captain the Americans to victory in the event in 2002. Budke was inducted into the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992. She received her medical degree from the University of Oregon and worked in emergency rooms until she retired in 2011.