Denise Fogle '91 of Naperville, Ill., played first base for the Big Blue softball team, which had a winning season every year she played. She was named a GTE Academic All-American three times — in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and was named to the All-CCIW team in 1989 and 1990.
At the time she graduated, she held the Millikin records for career hits, doubles, RBIs, putouts and batting average. She is still tied for the school record of most doubles in a game, with three vs. MacMurray on April 18, 1990. She also received the softball team’s “Best Bat” award in 1989 and “Best Glove” awards in 1989 and 1990.
In recognition of her athletic excellence, academic achievement, service and leadership, Fogle was named Millikin’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 1991. She also received the NCAA Division III Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete award presented by the Sertoma Club of Columbus, Ohio. In 1990, she was named a student laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Originally from Oswego, Ill., Fogle was inducted into Oswego High School’s Athletics Hall of Fame for tennis and softball in 2011.
A James Millikin scholar, Fogle graduated summa cum laude with degrees in computer science and math. She was also a recipient of the Scovill Prize, Millikin’s highest academic honor, awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and service, with major consideration given to scholarship.
Fogle earned a master’s degree in computer science from Aurora University in 1995 and is a member of the Project Management Institute.
She is a senior IT project manager at the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional membership organization of 60,000 pediatricians headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill.