Brogden, Dreher, Rogers Highlight ORU Hall of Fame Class of 2011

TULSA— Former men’s golf coach Bill Brogden, volleyball record-holder Becky Dreher and baseball All-AmericanMichael Rogers have been elected to the Oral Roberts University Athletic Hall of Fame, Athletics Director Mike Carter announced on Monday. 

The Class of 2011, along with 2010 selections Greg Sutton(basketball) and Kim Ogden (basketball), will be formally inducted on Saturday, Jan. 22 at halftime of the ORU-Southern Utah men’s basketball game at Mabee Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Brogden spent 11 seasons (1976-86) as men’s golf head coach, helping guide the program to national prominence. During his tenure at ORU, Brogden led the then-Titans seven NCAA post-season appearances, four national Top 10 finishes, and six Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now Horizon League) championships.

Under Brogden’s tutelage, the Titans finished third at the NCAA Championships in 1980 and as national runner-up in 1981. Brogden was named national coach of the year in 1980, and coached nine All-Americans in his ORU career. Four Brogden-coached players – Bill Glasson, Jim Kane, Bryan Norton and Joey Rassett – went on to play on the PGA Tour. 

Brogden is currently the head coach at the University of Tulsa. He was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1991.

Dreher was a stand-out defensive player for the Golden Eagles (2001-04), finishing her career as ORU’s all-time leader in digs (2,246) and digs per game (5.22). Dreher was named Summit League Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004, and helped lead the Golden Eagles to Summit League titles and NCAA appearances in 2001 and 2002. During her four seasons, ORU was 81-47 overall and 44-8 in Summit League play.

Dreher also set school and Summit League records for digs in a season (821) and digs per set (7.02) in 2004. She was a three-time all-Summit selection, earning first-team honors in 2003 and 2004.

Rogers enjoyed an outstanding career on the diamond (1998-2002), finishing as ORU’s all-time leader in wins (34) and strikeouts (334). Rogers, the 2001 Summit League Pitcher of the Year, earned second and third-team All-America honors that year after going 14-1 with a 2.37 ERA and a school record 137 strikeouts.

Rogers helped lead the Golden Eagles to four Summit League crowns and NCAA Regional appearances. At the 2002 Regional in Wichita, Rogers tossed a complete game two-hitter against Wichita State in the opening game. Rogers was drafted by Cleveland in the 20th round in 2001 but didn’t sign with the Indians until prior to the 2002 draft. He spent one season in the minors before injuries ended his professional career.

Sutton and Ogden were selected for induction with the 2010 class, but were unable to attend. Both will be inducted this year.

Ogden lettered in basketball from 1984-88, playing all four seasons with her sister, Nan. The Hensler, N.D., native is the only player in ORU women’s basketball history to accumulate 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals in her career. Ogden ender her playing career as ORU’s all-time leader in assists (518), and remains the leader in career steals (372). She scored 10 or more points in 96 of 113 career games.

Though he played just three seasons for the Titans (1988-91) and nearly 20 years have passed since he last played at ORU, Sutton still holds virtually every ORU offensive record, including career points (3,070), career scoring average (29.5), single-season points (1,256), and points in a game (68). A two-time (1989-90, 1990-91) NAIA All-American, the Oklahoma City native scored 40 points or more an incredible 13 times and 50 or more points twice in his career.  

Sutton averaged a career-high 34.3 points per game in 1990-91, and scored a school record 68 points on Dec. 5, 1990, against Oklahoma City. He was selected in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but ended up playing two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets before playing one year with the Philadelphia 76ers.

ORU Athletics Hall of Fame Members
Mark Acres, Men’s Basketball (1980-85)
Dave Barr, Men’s Golf (1970-73)
Dennis Bigley, Baseball (2002-05)
George Bjorkman, Baseball (1976-78)
Kisa Bradley, Women’s Basketball (1995-97)
Bob Brooks, Administrator (1969-72, 1976-83, 1991-93)
Todd Burns, Baseball (1982-84)
Jeff Combe, Men’s Golf (1981-85)
Greg Davis, Baseball / Men’s Basketball (1969-73)
Arnold Dugger, Men’s Basketball (1974-77)
Bernis Duke, Tennis Coach (1967-69)
Richard Fuqua, Basketball (1969-73)
Bill Glasson, Men’s Golf (1978-82)
Mike Hairston, Men’s Cross-Country (1978-81)
Vivian Herron, Women’s Basketball (1985-89)
Haywood Hill, Men’s Basketball (1969-71)
Gary “Cat” Johnson, Men’s Basketball (1978-82)
Jim Kane, Men’s Golf (1978-81)
Jodi Kirkhuff, Women’s Soccer (1999-2002)
Ksenjia Kugler, Volleyball (1993-95)
Madeline Manning-Mims, Women’s Track (1979-81)
Angela Manuel, Track & Field (1994-98)
Ron Meredith, Baseball (1976-78)
Mike Moore, Baseball (1979-81)
Juliana Moser, Volleyball (1996-99)
Tom Nieto, Baseball (1981)
Bryan Norton, Men’s Golf (1978-81)
Rhonda Penquite, Women’s Basketball (1977-78)
Krista Ragan, Women’s Basketball (1998-2002)
Joe Rassett, Men’s Golf (1978-81)
Anthony Roberts, Men’s Basketball (1973-77)
Garth Robinson, Track & Field (1993-95)
Pekka Saila, Men’s Tennis (1968-70)
Alvin Scott, Men’s Basketball (1973-77)
Sheera Sirola, Volleyball (1994-95)
Glenn Smith, Athletic Trainer (1972-2010)
Bill Springman, Baseball (1976-78)
Kelvin Torve, Baseball (1979-81)
Ken Trickey, Men’s Basketball (1969-74, 1987-93)
Sharon Tucker, Women’s Basketball (1978-81)
Peter Van Lingen, Men’s Tennis (1967-71)
Trey Vaut, Men’s Soccer (1999-2004)
Bob Volk, Baseball (1976-78)
Haywoode Workman, Men’s Basketball (1986-89)
Bob Zupcic, Baseball (1985-87)