Doug Holden lettered four years in basketball and led Willamette to the NAIA national championship tournament in 1972. He was a prolific scorer, leading the Northwest Conference in scoring as a junior and senior and topping the Bearcats in that category three straight seasons (1969-1970, 1970-1971 and 1971-1972). Holden was a three-time Conference all-star and was named to the first team in 1971 and 1972. He was selected to the NAIA All-American honorable mention list following his senior season, during which he led the Bearcats to a 23-6 record. Holden's career scoring record stood for 19 years, and as of his induction, he ranks No. 2 in school history in career (1,897 points) and single season scoring (650 points, 1971-1972).