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Frank Ogens

Class of 1972

Frank was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. His citation is copied below:

Frank Ogens matriculated to Washington College in 1967 from Edgewood (Md.) High School, where he was a standout in basketball and baseball. When he arrived in Chestertown he intended to participate in those two sports, but the coaches here had other plans for this new recruit. Because of his diverse abilities he was encouraged to help out in soccer and track as well. The soccer team needed someone to fill the goalie position and Frank agreed to “give it a try.” History shows that Frank developed into one of the most capable soccer goalies ever to represent the College. Frank participated in the basketball program for three years but because of such demands on his time, he had to give it up in his senior year. Meanwhile, he was holding down the catching position on the baseball team. His catching was outstanding and Frank developed into a very capable hitter. Frank possessed an outstanding jumping ability and since the track team was short on jumping candidates, the coaches worked out a practice schedule so he could practice baseball and track during the same season. On many occasions, he would leave baseball practice and proceed to the track competition area to take his turns in participating in the long jump, the high jump and the triple jump. After finishing his jumps, he would return to baseball practice Similarly, when a home baseball game and a track meet coincided, Frank would leave the baseball game between innings and take his jumps in his baseball uniform. Over four years, Frank was one of the leading scorers for the track team. Needless to say, Frank is in a class by himself. We have had quite a few individuals who received three letter awards in one year, but none in the modern era who has received four in one year. During Frank’s college career, he qualified for 13 varsity letter awards.

As a result of this broadly distinguished participation, Frank has been recognized in the many ways. In 1968 he received Honorable Mention on the All-Maryland College Baseball Team. In the Fall of 1970 he was named to the First Team All Mason-Dixon Conference Soccer Team. In the Fall of 1971 he was named to the First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference Soccer Team and to the All-American South Soccer Team. Washington College recognized his outstanding contributions by awarding him the Thomas Reeder Speeden Award in 1971 and the Washington College Athletic Council Award in 1972. His teammates elected him co-captain of the baseball team in both 1971 and 1972 and co-captain of the soccer team in 1971.

In college, Frank was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and for one year served as President of the Economic Club. His professional life has included twenty years in Corporate Sales and Sales Management with Lever Bros., Poloroid and Ross Labs. Frank then turned to teaching and coaching, and is presently employed in Kent County, Md.

Washington College is honored and proud to induct Frank Ogens into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this 6th day of October, 2001.