07/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 09:45
KENNESAW, Ga. - The Kennesaw State Athletic Department is excited to announce the selection of four members to the KSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2019 is comprised of Sarah Ogoke (SPSU women's basketball; 2012-14) who was announced for the 2018 class but will be inducted and honored in 2019 as well as Cambria McKay (softball; 2003-06), (men's basketball coach; 1985-96, men's golf coach; 1985-86) and Felicia Mulkey (competitive cheer coach; 1997-2009).
The formal induction ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, at the Embassy Suites in Kennesaw. The Hall of Fame weekend will continue on Saturday (Sept. 28) when the honorees will attend the Varsity Club tailgate and be recognized during the KSU football game versus Reinhardt at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
With the addition of the new class, the Kennesaw State Athletics Hall of Fame now features 60 individuals and two teams, dating back to the original class that was inducted in 2003. Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), which consolidated with Kennesaw State, has 48 members within its wing of the Hall of Fame, bringing the overall total to 108.
Following are brief bios on the KSU Hall of Fame Class of 2019:
Cambria McKay (Softball; 2003-06)
Cambria McKay played four seasons at Kennesaw State (2003-06), starting 240 games behind the plate for the Owls. Coming all the way from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, McKay helped KSU win a 2004 Peach Belt Tournament Championship, make two appearances in the Division II NCAA Tournament (2004, 2005) and transition to the Division I level in 2006. A three-time Division II All-American selection, she made an immediate impact in her first season as an Owl hitting .380 while leading the team with 53 RBIs and 16 home runs to earn second-team DII All-American accolades. McKay continued to elevate her game in 2004, starting all 70 games behind the plate. She hit over .350 for the second straight season while blasting a team-high 20 home runs, the current KSU single-season record, for 70 RBIs. McKay went on to earn First-Team DII All-American and Peach Belt Co-Player of the Year accolades. In the Owls' final season at the Division II level, McKay recorded her third straight season with at least 50 RBIs (52) to help vault her to Third Team DII All-American honors. A three-time Peach Belt All-Conference selection, she helped KSU transition to the Division I level in 2006, becoming one of the first Owls in history to earn First-Team ASUN All-Conference accolades. McKay finished her career with 58 total home runs, a mark that still stands as KSU's all-time career leader. She also ranks among the top-three all-time at KSU for career RBIs (210), walks (173), slugging percentage (.667) and games played (240).
(Men's Basketball Coach; 1985-96, Men's Golf Coach; 1985-86)
helped found the Kennesaw State men's basketball program, taking over as the first head coach in program history during the Owls' inaugural season in 1985-86. Zenoni led the Owls for 11 seasons, transitioning them from the NAIA to Division II during the 1994-95 season. After KSU's initial season, Zenoni led the Owls to eight straight appearances in the NAIA postseason tournament, including a berth in the 1993 NAIA National Championship. The Marietta, Ga., native earned NAIA District 25 Coach of the Year accolades in 1987 and 1989 as well as Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Coach of the Year honors in 1991. Zenoni finished his tenure with an overall record of 166-156, the second winningest head coach in program history. He led the Owls to their first 20-win season in 1991-92, finishing 21-10, logging two of KSU's seven total 20-win seasons in program history during his career. Zenoni mentored eight NAIA All-District selections, four NAIA All-Region honorees, six all-conference recipients and one NAIA District All-Freshman Team member. Not to be overlooked in his time at KSU is Zenoni's one-year stint as the men's golf head coach during the 1985-86 season. Under his leadership, the team finished the year as the NAIA District Champions, ranking 10th in the country.
(Competitive Cheer Coach; 1997-2009)
was the architect of Kennesaw State's Competitive Cheer and Dance squads, bringing both teams into the national spotlight. A former cheerleader at both Southern Union in Alabama and Kennesaw State, Mulkey resurrected a program that was formally a club program into a powerhouse that finished no worse than third nationally from 2001-2007, claiming back-to-back NCA All-Girl National Championships in 2004 and 2005, the first in program history. Mulkey oversaw the program's transition to the Division I level in 2006. In her 12 seasons, Mulkey helped develop 24(?) Owls into All-Americans. In addition to directing the Owls' spirit and competitive programs, Mulkey served as the full-time Director of Marketing and Promotions for Kennesaw State Athletics. An advocate for competitive cheer, Mulkey became a catalyst for the rise in Acrobatics and Tumbling, taking over as Head Coach at the University of Oregon. She won four NCATA National Championships at Oregon before moving to Baylor where she just recently won her fifth straight national Championship with the Bears. In her 11 seasons as an Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach, Mulkey has accumulated a 96-4 overall record, nine national titles and 62 individual event championships while mentoring 27 All-Americans and six athlete of the year recipients. Thanks in large part to Mulkey's efforts, Acrobatics and Tumbling is on the precipice of becoming an NCAA Division I sanctioned sport just nine years since the inception of the NCATA in 2011.