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Doug Flowers
Doug Flowers
Year Inducted: 2001
Area of Distinction: Baseball
Graduation Year: 1991

Doug Flowers was a catcher for the North Carolina Wesleyan baseball team, playing three seasons from 1988-1990. He was a First Team Dixie All-Conference selection in each of those three seasons, earning Second Team All-American honors in 1988 and First Team accolades in 1990.

The Bishops won the Dixie Conference Championship in 1988 with an 11-1 record (32-10 overall) and advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals that season. In 1989, Flowers helped lead Wesleyan to the NCAA Division III National Championship as they defeated Cal State Stanislaus, 8-7, in 13 innings. The Bishops were Co-Champions of the Dixie in 1990 and made a repeat visit to the World Series, finishing third.

At the time of his induction, Flowers was third all-time in Wesleyan history with 36 homeruns and second in career batting average (.405) and runs batted in (182). His 70 RBIs in 1985 are tied for first in Bishop history.