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    Hall of Fame


    Hall of Fame - 1987 Inductees
    *Statistics current as of induction year*
    Lesley Bush | Roy Cochran | Doug Crusan |
    Bill Orwig | Dick Voliva

    Photo of Lesley Bush Lesley Bush
    Last American woman to win an Olympic gold medal on the 10-meter tower, noteworthy in that she had learned to dive from that height only five weeks before the Games and had been picked to finish last...won every major championship available to a female...won the platform gold in the 1967 Pan American Games...received the Lawrence J. Johnson Award for outstanding diver in 1967...won five AAU National Championships: outdoors in the platform in both 1965 and 1967, indoors in the one-meter in 1967, the three meter in 1968 and the platform in 1968...two-time Olympian, participating in her second Olympiad in 1968...an alternate to the team in the 1972 Olympics...inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1987.


    Photo of Roy Cochran Roy Cochran
    Won track letters in 1939, 1940 and 1941...won Big Ten indoor championships in the 440 in 1940 and 1941, the low hurdles outdoor title in 1939 and the 440 outdoor title in 1941...All-American...member of the 1940 Olympic team which did not compete because of the war...member of 1948 Olympic team and became Indiana's first individual Olympic champion by winning the 400 meter hurdles in record time...won a gold medal as a member of the 1,600 meter relay team...inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975...passed away in 1981.


    Photo of Doug Crusan Doug Crusan
    Won football letters in 1965, 1966 and 1967 and was captain of 1967 team that won Big Ten co-championship and played in the Rose Bowl...played tackle in 1965 and 1966 but switched to defensive tackle in 1967 and was second team All-American by one publication...played in American Bowl and Senior Bowl All-Star games.


    Photo of Bill Orwig Bill Orwig
    Athletic Director from 1961 to 1975...during his tenure the Hoosiers won 37 Big Ten championships and six NCAA titles including Big Ten football title tie and Rose Bowl appearance in 1967...among coaches hired under the Orwig regime were John Pont in football and Bob Knight in basketball...former President of National Athletic Directors of America...former Michigan coach and athlete... former athletic director at Toledo and Nebraska.


    Photo of Dick Voliva Dick Voliva
    Won wrestling letters in 1932, 1933 and 1934...co-captain in 1934...1934 Big Ten and NCAA champion at 175 pounds...had perfect 12-0 record that season and 48-4 record for career...member of three Big Ten championship teams and teams that won the NCAA championship in 1932 and 1933 and placed 2nd in 1934...member of 1936 Olympic team that won a silver medal in Berlin...coached at Rutgers for 25 years with record of 148-85-8...member of National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


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