Ad Rutschman (Class of 1954) is Linfield College cardinal & purple through and through, but he wears Oregon State University orange, too.
Ad is a Linfield grad and was a standout Wildcat athlete in football, basketball and baseball. For Linfield he was a national titles-winning coach (baseball, football) and also served as athletic director.
A Hillsboro (Oregon) High grad, he almost selected Oregon State College (now OSU) for college. But, he wanted to play football AND baseball. However, during spring practice the OSC Beaver football leadership said he would be released to play baseball games for the Beavs, but not be able to practice with the baseball team. That’s one of the reasons he selected to attend/compete for Linfield.
These days (this posted 5/26/2017) Ad gets to watch “what might have been” with Adley Rutschman, one of Ad & Joan Rutschman’s grandchildren. Adley plays football (kicker) and baseball (starting catcher) for Oregon State. A Sherwood (Oregon) High School grad, Adley is the son of Randy (Class of 1981) & Carol Rutchman of Sherwood.