IU Swimming Legend Charlie Hickcox Passes Away
June 15, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University swimming legend Charlie Hickcox passed away from cancer today at the age of 63.
Hickcox earned letters at Indiana from 1967-69, helping the Hoosiers to NCAA titles in 1968 and 1969. He was an eight-time NCAA champion, winning individual titles in 1967 (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke), 1968 (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke) and 1969 (200 individual medley, 200 backstroke). He was also part of the NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team in 1969.
A three-time gold medalist for the USA at the 1968 Olympics, Hickcox took the top spot in the 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley and 400 medley relay. He also took home a silver in the 100 backstroke.
A member of the IU Athletics Hall of Fame, Hickcox finished his career as a 13-time NCAA All-American.
For more information on Hickcox's career, visit SwimmingWorld Magazine.
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