Long time serving player and one of the most decorated Nigerian Senior Basketball member, Sarah Ogoke’s induction ceremony was a mark of pride for Nigerians all over the world.
Kennesaw State Owls (KSU), where Ogoke studied for a higher education between 2012 and 2014 recognized her unparalleled athletic contribution whilst at the university and decided to honor her with a hall of fame induction.
The ceremony, which held on Friday, 27th September, 2019 with the university flying her out and away from medical school in New York to Georgia for the weekend in recognition of her achievements. Sarah who had family and friends come out to support was able to reminisce about college years.
“I started basketball like most young people in junior high school as a way to avoid boredom and connect with friends but quickly grew above my peers by sophomore year, playing varsity and competing for a state title” says Sarah.
Attending University of Pittsburgh and competing for a Big East Championship in the NCAA, then in 2011 to represent Nigeria in the Pan African Games where she and her team mates won a bronze medal.
In her two seasons with SPSU, Sarah was SSAC Newcomer of the year (2012 – 2013), SSAC Defensive Player of the year (2012 – 2014), two-time SSAC All-Tournament Team (2012 – 2014), two-time SSAC 1st team (2012 – 2014), two-time NAIA All-American (2012 – 2014) scoring well over 1000 points during her time in SPSU.
D’Tigress General Manager, Mactabene Amachree and Head coach Otis Hughley were present to support her on the very special day.
Sarah Ogoke is presently a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine candidate, New York College of Podiatric Medicine 2023.