EUGENE, Ore. – The Bushnell athletic department has announced the newest inductees into the Bushnell Athletics Hall of Fame, with enshrinement scheduled for April 28, 2024.
The 2024 induction class includes five NAIA-era individuals across multiple sports.
Athletic Director Corey Anderson said, “We are very excited to announce this 2024 Bushnell Athletics Hall of Fame class, from our first All-Cascade Conference First-Team selection, through individual and team conference champions, NAIA All-Americans, and school and conference record holders. This class is well represented on the court, course, and field while being great representatives of the University and Beacon Athletics during their time on campus and with their continued leadership in their respective fields today. Congratulations on your selections and welcome to the Hall of Fame!”
Brooke Davis ’12, Softball
Davis was a member of the Northwest Christian University softball team from 2009-2012. A feared competitor at the plate and in the pitching circle, she is known as the greatest double-threat in Beacons history.
At the top of her long list of accolades, Davis was a three-time first-team All-Cascade Collegiate Conference selection and earned five CCC Player of the Week honors.
As a pitcher, Davis lands in the top-five all-time in 11 categories and holds Beacon career records for wins (23) and WHIP (1.36). She holds the career Earned Runner Average record among four-year pitchers. Her 32.1 scoreless inning streak in 2010 remains the longest in school history.
As a hitter, Davis lands in the top-five all-time in six categories and ranks third all-time for home runs and runs batted in. Davis hit three home runs in a game, not once but twice, which to this day holds as an NAIA national record. She also posted seven RBI in one of those games and 14 total bases in the other, which at the time was an NAIA record as well.
Davis’ greatest achievement came in her senior season. After missing the first 17 games of the season after a severe bout with pneumonia, she roared back at the end of the season, hitting .356 to earn her third First-Team All-CCC award.
She was a two-time team Most Valuable Player as a freshman and sophomore and won the Coaches Award as a senior.
As accomplished as she was on the field, Davis was equally as gifted in the classroom. The math and accounting double-major held a 3.98 GPA throughout her career and was one of Bushnell’s inaugural inductees into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student-athlete honor society. She earned numerous awards for her academics including two NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete Awards, two CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, and Bushnell’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award as a junior and senior.
Tyler Falk ’14, Men’s Golf
Tyler Falk was a member of the NCU men’s golf team from 2011-2014 and his unrivaled success is one of the greatest accomplishments in school history, capped off by NAIA All-American honors in 2014. He is the only NAIA All-American ever for Beacon men’s golf.
Falk was a seven-time CCC Golfer of the Week, a three-time All-Cascade Collegiate Conference golfer, a two-time CCC Player of the Year, and was the CCC Coach of the Year in 2017.
He burst onto the scene as a freshman, earning his first Player of the Year honors after owning a 74.1 stroke average.
As a senior in 2014, he won the CCC Championship and became the first Beacon to ever qualify for the NAIA National Championship, that year he set a school record with a 72.1 stroke average, won four tournaments and snagged his second Player of the Year award.
Falk won a school-record seven tournaments during his career and he ranks tied for first all-time with a 74.5 stroke average. His career Win-Loss percentage of .807 ranks second all-time while his .905 record as a senior is the best season in school history.
Falk also holds the best single-round in school and Cascade Conference history, shooting an eight-under-par 64 in the second round of the Cavalier Classic on September 30, 2013. His three-round 12-under 204 from that tournament is also a Beacon record that remains to this day.
The four-time team Most Valuable Player was also a three-time NCU Male Athlete of the Year, the only male athlete to win that award three times. He also won the Sports Information Legacy Award in 2014.
Falk returned to NCU in 2017, spending one remarkable season as the Head Coach for the Beacons. That year the Beacons won their first ever Cascade Conference Tournament Championship and qualified for their first trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Coach Falk was named the CCC Coach of the Year and became just the second person in any sport to earn a Cascade Conference Player of the Year Award and Coach of the Year Award.
Stephanie (Hescock) Green ’13, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Green was a member of the NCU Cross Country and Track & Field teams from 2008-2013 and produced one of the most decorated and record-setting careers in history. She is a two-time Hall of Fame Inductee, having also been enshrined as a member of the 2011 Women’s Cross Country Team.
Among Hescock’s many honors, she was a three-time NAIA All-American, six-time All-Cascade Conference runner, and three-time Cascade Conference Champion.
In Cross Country, Green was a three-time All-CCC selection and notably helped guide the Beacons to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 NAIA National Championship. Her best conference finish was in 2011 when she took sixth-place, before going on to take 20th at the NAIA Championships to earn All-American honors.
Green holds the second-fastest 6000m cross country time in school history, running in 22 minutes, 11 seconds at the Oregon State Beaver Classic in 2010.
On the track was where Green truly shined as one of the best in NCU history. She was a three-time Cascade Conference champion in the 10,000-meter race and in 2011 set a conference championship record of 36:45.20 that remains to this day. Her own school record of 35:31.74 was set two years later at the Linfield Icebreaker and she owns six of the top-ten 10K times in school history.
Green earned a pair of All-American honors in the 10,000m, taking seventh-place in 2012 before finishing as the NAIA national runner-up in 2013.
Green was also an accomplished student-athlete in the classroom, earning numerous academic awards including five NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. Holding a 3.90 GPA as a business administration major, She was one of Bushnell’s inaugural inductees into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student-athlete honor society. She was also a 2012 and 2013 CoSIDA/Capitol One First-Team Academic All-America selection.
Named NCU’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2011, Green was also the recipient of the Athletic Training Perseverance Award in 2010 and the Sports Information Legacy Award in 2013.
Josh Jarrett ’08, Men’s Basketball
Jarrett was a key member of the Northwest Christian College men’s basketball team from 2006-2008 as the Beacons transitioned from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association to the NAIA, earning All-American and All-Cascade Conference honors.
After transferring from William Jessup University, Jarrett averaged 17 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in two seasons for the Beacons while shooting 52% from the field. His 16 double-doubles ranks third all-time, despite playing just 58 games, while his 17.0 points per game is seventh in school history.
In his first season, Jarrett led the Beacons to a 16-12 record and a qualification for the USCAA National Championship tournament in their final year of membership. He was named a USCAA First-Team All-American and also had one USCAA National Player of the Week honor during the year.
Bushnell upset top-seeded Rochester College, 57-56 in the semifinals of that tournament, advancing to the championship game where they earned a runner-up finish, losing in overtime. Jarrett averaged 13.1 points during the event.
Jarrett’s senior year coincided with NCC’s first year as members of the NAIA and the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The team went 10-21 that season and 7-13 in the CCC to qualify for the conference tournament. Jarrett scored 568 points, the sixth-best season in school history, and became the first Bushnell men’s basketball player to be named a First-Team All-Cascade Conference selection.
Jarrett was named the NCC Male Athlete of the Year that season and was also a two-time team MVP.
Brittany Petersen ’12, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field
Petersen was a member of the NCU Cross Country and Track & Field teams from 2009-2012 and produced one of the most decorated and record-setting careers in history. She is a two-time Hall of Fame Inductee, having also been enshrined as a member of the 2011 Women’s Cross Country Team.
Petersen was a two-time All-American for the Beacons, earning the honors once apiece in cross country and in track & field.
In Cross Country, Petersen was an All-CCC finisher in 2011 and notably helped guide the Beacons to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 NAIA National Championship. That season she took fifth-place at the conference championship to earn All-CCC honors which, at the time, was the highest-ever finish for a Beacon runner. She went on to take 16th at the NAIA Championships to earn All-American honors.
To this day, Petersen holds the school record at the 6000m cross country distance, running a 22:05 at the Oregon State Beaver Classic in 2010.
Petersen was also a standout athlete on the track for the Beacons and in 2012 was named an NAIA All-American in the 5000m as she took fourth-place at the NAIA National Championship in the last race of her storied career. She ran an 18:04.06 in temperatures approaching 100 degrees for an epic final performance.
After finishing her career as the school record holder in both the 1500m and 5000m distances, Petersen still has a major foothold in the school track & field record book, holding five spots in top-ten lists for those events.
Petersen was also an accomplished student-athlete in the classroom, earning numerous academic awards including four NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors.
Petersen was named NCU’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.