Ted Loder was a four-year starter in basketball and made the all-Northwest Conference team four times- the latter three seasons being named to the first team. Willamette won two conference championships (1950, 1952) and shared two other NWC crowns (1949, 1951) during his four years. He was selected honorable mention Little All-American in 1952 before being offered a tryout with the New York Knicks that same year. As of his induction, he remained ranked No. 8 in career scoring at Willamette with 1,392 points. Loder was inducted into the NAIA District 2 Hall of Fame in 1967.