The University of North Carolina Wilmington will induct highly decorated women’s golfer Becky (Berzonski) Ogden into the 12th annual UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony in January 2018.

Ogden, and four other talented athletes will be added to the Hall of Fame’s membership, 52 overall, since the inaugural event took place in 1998.

Ogden becomes the first women’s golf alumnus to be inducted. 

A native of North East, she began her golfing career that resulted in numerous accolades from 2002-05.

During her time at UNCW, Ogden won five collegiate events individually and led the Seahawks to six team titles. She was a three-time All-Conference selection in the Big South Conference and First-Team All-CAA in 2005.

Ogden was the Big South medalist and Player-of-the-Year in 2004 and CAA Player-of-the-Year in 2005, leading the Seahawks to NCAA Regional appearances all four years. 

In 2004-05, she ranked 26th in the GolfStat rankings, the highest for an individual in program history.

In the classroom, Ogden excelled as well, becoming a regular on the dean’s list and earning the CAA Commissioner’s Award, UNCW Golden Seahawk Award and NGCA Scholar-Athlete Award four times. In 2004-05, she received the Chancellor’s Cup, the highest academic honor for a UNCW student-athlete.

Ogden still ranks among UNCW’s statistical leaders. She played 117 rounds and fashioned a 76.73 career stroke average, including a 74.3 clip in 2004-05 for second best all-time for a single season.

Ogden earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2005, graduating cum laude, with a concentration in accounting and finance. 

Following graduation, Ogden competed two seasons on the Futures Tour before embarking on a successful career in tax accounting. 

The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame induction will mark the third Hall of Fame honor for Ogden. She was inducted into the Erie chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and into the North East Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. In addition, she was named to the Big South Conference All-Decade Team for 2000-09 in May 2014.

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