Jan. 3, 2001


Induction banquet to take place on Feb. 21

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The following individuals have been selected for induction into Northern Kentucky University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The six inductees will be honored on Feb. 21 in a ceremony to be held on the NKU campus in Regents Hall. The cost to attend the induction banquet is $25 per seat, or $250 for a table of 10. Call (859) 572-6632 for information regarding the induction banquet. The 2001 inductees are:

•Derek Fields (1985-89), men’s basketball - Fields ranks No. 5 on the NKU all-time scoring list with 1,664 points (15.3 ppg). He was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1989 after scoring an NKU single-season record 664 points (23.7 ppg). Fields also earned NCAA Division II third team All-America honors in 1989 and was named NABC Great Lakes All-Region. He also earned the 1989 Athlete of Distinction Award at NKU.

•Melissa Wood-Fleming (1983-87), women’s basketball - Wood-Fleming ranks No. 6 on the NKU all-time scoring list with 1,393 career points. She ranks No. 7 all-time in NKU history with 348 assists and No. 8 in free throw percentage (.740). Wood-Fleming led NKU to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1987, and she set a single-season record in 1986 with 104 steals.

•Kevin Cieply (1981-84), men’s soccer - Cieply was named McDonald’s All-American in 1983 and third team NAIA All-American in 1984. He also earned All-Region honors twice for the Norse. Cieply was NKU’s top defensive player during his career, and he helped the Norse win NAIA District 32 championships in both 1982 and 1983.

•Gary Flowerdew (1985-88), baseball - Flowerdew ranks No. 1 in Norse history with 263 career hits and 165 runs scored. He also ranks No. 2 in career batting average (.405) and No. 3 in RBI (123). He led team in hitting as a sophomore (.463) and posted a .970 fielding percentage as a second baseman. Flowerdew holds the NKU record for career doubles with 46, and his .464 batting average in 1987 is tied for first all-time in Norse history.

•Brenda Ryan (1978-82), women’s basketball & softball - Ryan ranks No. 13 on the NKU all-time scoring list with 1,252 career points. She also dished out 416 career assists, which ranks No. 4 on the NKU all-time list. As a slow-pitch softball player, Ryan hit .735 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI as a freshman and led NKU to a 17-1 record. She also led NKU to a 31-5 record and the AIAW Southern Regional championship as a senior.

•Roger Klein, men’s & women’s tennis head coach (1975-87) - Klein posted a 114-102 record as NKU men’s tennis coach, and he was 72-63 as women’s tennis head coach. He led the NKU men’s tennis team to a pair of NAIA District 32 titles and the 1986 GLVC championship - the first GLVC title for a men’s program at NKU. He also earned GLVC Coach of the Year honors in 1986. Prior to taking the NKU coaching position, Klein posted a 419-98 record as tennis coach at Bellevue High School.

Former NBA standout and University of Cincinnati basketball player Oscar Robertson will be the guest speaker for the Athletics Hall of Fame induction banquet.