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Mike Sember
  Mike Sember

Sport (years):
Baseball, 1971-74


Class of 2011

Came to Tulsa on a football scholarship, but ended his collegiate career as one of the top baseball players in school history. Was the starting quarterback on the freshman football team in the fall of 1970, and in the spring tried out for the Golden Hurricane baseball team, was cut, and later was asked to return to the team. Ended his rookie season as a reserve infielder on the 1971 College World Series third-place team. Was a superb defensive infielder. Played shortstop on three Missouri Valley Conference Championship teams (1972, '73 and '74). Helped lead Tulsa to appearances in the NCAA District 5 Playoffs each of those seasons. Tulsa posted a 158-43 record during his four-year career. Earned all-Missouri Valley Conference honors for three straight seasons. Had a .352 career batting average with 22 home runs and 100 RBI. Was one of Tulsa's top hitters in his final three seasons. Hit .349 as a sophomore with eight home runs and 30 RB. Batted .352 in his junior season with six home runs and 29 RBI. Led the Hurricane as a senior with a .372 batting average. Earned All-America and Academic All-America honors as a senior in 1974. Was the 31st played selected in the professional draft by the Chicago Cubs. Spent seven year playing professional baseball, including two years in the major league. Inducted into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.