Ryan Vogelsong holding the Kutztown University President's Medal
Awarded October 24, 2015
Ryan Vogelsong, former Kutztown University pitcher and two-time MLB World Series Champion, devoted his time and talent to help the baseball team reach their goals in 1996-98 seasons.
During Vogelsong's triumphant career at KU, he broke nine school records, including earned runs average in a season and career, wins in a season and career, strikeouts in a season and career, innings pitched in a season and career, and complete games in a season. Vogelsong helped his team earn the PSAC Eastern Division Title, All-PSAC East honors and a NCAA Division II leading 1.41 earned run average. As if that was not enough, he won All-American, North Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year, PSAC East Player of the year, first team All-Region and All-PSAC East and the KU Male Athlete of the Year. To wrap up his career at KU, he was awarded top five all time with 73 runs batted in and in 2000 was named one of KU's top male athletes of the 1990's along with KU's top 30 Athletes of the 20th Century.
In 1998, Vogelsong continued his victorious carrier in the MLB after being selected in the fifth round of the draft by the San Francisco Giants. During his 11 MLB seasons, he played a crucial role in winning two World Series Championships and was named to the MLB All-Star Team in 2011.