HOF 1992 Colby Cummings Knifong

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Colby Cummings Knifong

  • High School:

    • 1992 graduate of Weston-McEwen High School

    • honor student, member of the pipes and drums, danced in the Higland Lassies, participated in FFA, was a Girls State delegate and enjoyed the Drama Club

    • OSAA Scholar Athlete in 3 sports

      • Cross Country

        • state qualifier 4 times

        • all-state honors

      • Track & Field

        • was on an all-state world tour team that competed in Russia & Sweden her sophomore year

        • in her junior & senior year she was District Champion in 4 different events

        • qualified for state all four years of high school

        • earned state medals in the 1500 meters, high jump & the 300m hurdles

        • still holds the high jump record at WMHS

      • Basketball

        • led a local team to a gold medal in the State Games of Oregon held during the summer before her junior year

        • Columbia Basin Conference scoring & rebounding leader her junior & senior years

        • averaged more than 20 points a game her senior year

        • 1st team all-conference junior & senior year

        • district most valuable player senior year

        • led the 1992 WM girls basketball team to the state finals where they took 2nd place with a record of 25-1

        • 1st team all tournament

        • chosen 1st team all-state class 2A by the high school coaches association

        • The Oregonian Newspaper 2A girls all-state team

        • chosen to play in the Shrine All-Star team

        • first ever WM athlete to win the Blue Mountain Sports Award when chosen for the 1992 Female Athlete of the Year

  • College:

    • attended Linfield College on a basketball scholarship

    • started & played for the Wildcats for 3 1/2 seasons spending part of her junior year studying in Costa Rica

    • was one of Linfield's scoring & rebounding leaders

    • still holds the all-time steal record

  • Occupation:

    • taught 4th grade at Gold Beach, OR following graduation from Linfield College

    • moved to Enterprise OR to teach where she met & married Ken Knifong

    • currently teaches 6th grade in Enterprise

    • coaches her two sons in soccer

Colby Cummings Knifong