Frankel, Nisle, Campbell selected for department honors
EUGENE, Oregon – Student-athletes from the soccer and volleyball teams when the OU sports department was just beginning its current rise to national prominence, as well as a long-time staff member who began his tenure at the ‘Oregon around the same time, were selected to receive the University of Oregon Sports Department’s Annual Sports Director Awards Rob mullens announced Tuesday.
Footballer Josh Frankel has been named the recipient of the 2021 Leo Harris Award. Volleyball’s Michelle “Shellie” Nisle has been shortlisted for the 2021 Becky L. Sisley Award. Current UO athletic staff member Beth campbell was named laureate of the Order of the O 2021.
The Leo Harris, Becky Sisley and Order of the O 2021 awards ceremony will be determined at a later date.
Léo Harris Award
The Alumni Athletic Award was established in 1967 by the late Leo Harris, former UO athletic director, and his family and was later renamed the Leo Harris Award in his honor. It is awarded to a former letterer student on the basis of at least 20 years of achievement and service since graduation.
Josh Frankel is perhaps best known as the backup kicker who came off the bench with a starter injury and drilled a triple overtime field goal against USC in 1999. He was a member of four. Bowl teams as a program began its assent to become one of the best teams in the nation.
Frankel worked hard on the Boy Scout team as a freshman before rising to the top of the depths chart. He split the kicking duties over his next two seasons ahead of his field goal against USC that gave Oregon a 33-30 victory in three overtime. He also scored four of five goals against Arizona in 1999 to maintain a 44-41 victory. He received a scholarship after Oregon’s 24-20 victory over Minnesota in the 1999 Sun Bowl.
Frankel’s most productive year came as a senior in 2000 where he scored 13 of 25 field goals and 37 of 39 extra point attempts. That season, the Pacific Palisades, Calif. Native posted a career-long 47 yard field goal in the Ducks’ 27-24 win in Washington State. He also scored an extra five of five points in Oregon’s 35-30 win over Texas in the Holiday Bowl 2000.
Frankel finished his career with 150 points on 26 of 41 field goals and 72 of 77 extra points and was an Honorable Mention All Pac-10 selection in 1999.
He graduated in journalism in the spring of 2000, then returned to Oregon for an MBA in 2006. Frankel has worked in the financial industry since then and is currently Executive Vice President of West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson. Wellman, based in the Portland area.
A certified financial planner and portfolio manager, Frankel has individual and institutional clients concentrated in Portland, Vancouver, Eugene, Bend, Medford, Spokane and California. He was hired by Ferguson Wellman in 2013 to launch and develop West Bearing Investments. Since 2013, he has helped grow the company to $ 315 million in assets under his management.
Frankel has also been active in his community and as a UO alumnus. The donor to the Duck Athletic Fund and the UO Foundation is a past president of the Oregon Club of Portland. He is also a member of the UO Current Student-Athlete Mentorship Program and the UO Alumni Association. Frankel is the current president of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and is also a board member for New Avenues for Youth. In 2020 Frankel was selected for the Wexner Heritage Leadership Program.
“The OU holds a very special place in my life,” Frankel said. “My experience as a student-athlete has helped prepare me to be a better father, better husband, business executive and community leader. I am eternally grateful to the OU.”
Becky L. Sisley Award
The Becky L. Sisley Award is named after the University’s first Director of Women’s Interuniversity Sports and is awarded to a former student-athlete to commemorate community engagement, career development and support for the ideals of the University. .
Michelle “Shellie” Nisle joined the Oregon volleyball team at a time when the program was struggling to find its feet. Hailing from Iowa State, Nisle played the 1998 and 1999 seasons as a center blocker for the Ducks.
As a senior in 1999, Nisle led the Ducks in total blocks and assists.
Nisle received a psychology degree from Oregon in 2001, then studied law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.
After graduation, Nisle pursued a career in the legal field and served as an assistant attorney for 12 years in Washington State, first in Cowlitz County and then in Clark County. She worked in the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit and as Head of Prosecutions at the Elder Justice Center where she sought sentencing of those accused of physically or economically abusing the elderly and people with disabilities.
Nisle has also been active in the community. She helped volunteer to represent a Native American tribe in a matter crucial to their cultural center. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
A native of Orient, Washington, Nisle supports his alma mater as a student-athlete mentor and a member of the Duck Athletic Fund and the UO Foundation. She also holds a UO football season ticket.
Nisle and her husband Ryan live in Vancouver, Wash.
Order of Price O
The Order of the Honorarium is awarded annually to an individual who has made a contribution to the University of Oregon’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department over an extended period of time, but who has not been awarded a university letter to UO.
Now in his 17e year with the Department of Track and Field at the University of Oregon, Beth campbell was selected as an honorary member of the Order of the O 2021.
After starting out in Oregon in the business office and later working as a program assistant with the Ducks Lacrosse team, Campbell has held his current position with the Duck Athletic Fund since the fall of 2004.
His day-to-day responsibilities include supporting donors and subscription holders, as well as UO development staff. She serves as the administrative support liaison for the Order of the O Council, the Leo Harris Award Committee and the Becky L. Sisley Award Committee.
Campbell, a native of Oregon who grew up in Turner, graduated from Thurston High School in Springfield. She worked for several years in the banking industry before obtaining a position as receptionist and accountant at the law firm Jaqua & Wheatley. After 13 years with Jaqua & Wheatley, Campbell embarked on a new opportunity with Oregon Athletics and was involved firsthand in the growth of Oregon from a university known primarily for its athletics program to a national brand. well recognized in all sports.
Campbell and her husband Harry have three daughters, Laurie, Kristina and Michelle, and two granddaughters.
“The connections I have made with our staff and donors are so special and memorable,” said Campbell. “As a native of Oregon, I feel very fortunate to work and interact with such amazing people.”
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