Spangenbergs join Nordgaard and Urben in Phoenix Hall of Fame

Phoenix Hall of Fame 2010Longtime Phoenix Athletics supporters and retired employees Richard and Pamela Spangenberg join two former student-athletes — softball player Debbie Kind Urben and men’s basketball standout Jeff Nordgaard — as the newest induction class in the Phoenix Hall of Fame..

The induction ceremony for the 17th class of the Phoenix Hall of Fame will be held Friday, Feb. 5 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and then the induction program at 8 p.m.

The Spangenbergs helped found the women’s basketball booster club and have been instrumental in fundraising efforts for more than 25 years. Rich is a 1971 Business Administration grad. Both he and Pam are familiar faces, enthusiastic fans and willing volunteers at Phoenix Athletics events of all kinds.

Kind Urben is the school’s career leader in wins (33), shutouts (16) complete games (45) and single-season ERA (0.59). She is a Human Biology graduate.

Nordgaard starred as a member of the Green Bay men’s basketball team from 1992-96 and ranks third all time with 1,911 career points. He led the Phoenix to three NCAA Tournament teams and keyed the upset win over California in the first round in 1994. He played briefly for the Milwaukee Bucks and has played and coached professionally in Europe. His major was history.

Read more at the Green Bay Athletics website.