Allison Mitchell Bugenske '00 enters the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame in 2022 as arguably the best female soccer player in Baylor history. A two-time All-State and All-South performer, she helped lead the Red Raiders to state championships in 1997 and 1999 and played on the 1995 state runner-up team as an eighth grader. She was named Most Valuable Player in two state tournaments and was Baylor’s MVP her junior and senior seasons. The Chattanooga Times Free Press named her Player of the Year and awarded her for Outstanding Achievement in Soccer at the newspaper’s Best of Preps banquet. Baylor’s homecoming queen in 1999-2000, Bugenske was the recipient of the O.B. Andrews Award, the Best All-Around Athlete Award, and the Scholar Athlete Award.
Bugenske started for Clemson University every season from 2000 to 2004, played on an ACC championship team as a freshman, and was named captain of the Tiger squad as a senior. Among her career team awards were the Goodman Family Award, the Unsung Hero Award, and the Lady Tiger of the Year. The Tigers’ MVP in 2003 and 2004, Bugenske made All-ACC Tournament and All-ACC Academic teams, and was an Academic All-American. A member of the Clemson Academic Hall of Fame, she graduated magna cum laude and earned a full post-graduate scholarship.