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Dennis Ogbe

School

Tennessee Tech

Position
Forward
Major
Electrical Engineering
PPG
9.5
RPG
5.9
APG
0.6

Classroom

Ogbe earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2012-13 and has proven as steady as they come in the classroom. An electrical engineering major, he owns a 3.90 GPA through the 2012-13 academic year and has been named to the Dean’s List five times. Ogbe has earned a spot on TTU’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all six semesters at Tech and has also been named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll each of his first three years. He earned the OVC Medal of Honor, given annually to the student-athlete(s) who achieve the highest GPA in a Conference-sponsored sport, two times. Ogbe is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honors society, and Tau Beta Pi, the overall engineering honors society.

Character

Ogbe is the ultimate team leader and student athlete. As a team captain, he demonstrates the right attributes needed to lead a team both on the court and off. He’s a diligent student and one of the toughest workers in the gym day-in and day-out. He hails from Munich, Germany and has developed into one of the most liked and well-respected members of the Golden Eagle squad. His time management is impeccable as he manages school, basketball, and extra-curricular activities very well. He has an unmatched drive to get better both in the classroom and on the court.

Community

Since joining the Golden Eagles as a freshman in 2010-11, Ogbe has been highly involved in the Cookeville community, participating in numerous community service events.  He’s run with the children of Algood Elementary School at their annual Tomahawk Trot. The event stands as the major fundraiser for the school every year and accounts for a large chunk of their expendable income. He’s read to children of several elementary schools around the area. Ogbe has volunteered at the local food bank, assisting the movers in the morning with unloading perishables and other foods. He has helped the men’s basketball team host the children of Mustard Seed Ranch for an afternoon of fun. MSR is an interdenominational Christian ministry, serving children who have been neglected, abused, orphaned, or are in need of a loving family environment. Ogbe has also spoken to different middle schools around the area about the importance of academics, staying active, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. His involvement in the community is second to none on the Tech squad and this makes him a great leader both on and off the court.

Competition

Ogbe has played in nearly every contest in his time as a Golden Eagle, appearing in 89 games in three seasons. In 2012-13, he led the Ohio Valley Conference with a .613 field goal percentage while averaging 10.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His .406 3-point percentage led the Golden Eagles and he finished second on the squad with 1.0 blocks per contest. In conference play, Ogbe’s numbers rose to 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.