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    Hall of Fame


    Hall of Fame - 1995 Inductees
    *Statistics current as of induction year*
    Tara VanDerveer | Tom Nowatzke | Steve Heidenreich |
    Charles Peters | Randy Wittman

    Photo of Tara VanDerveer Tara VanDerveer
    A three-year letter winner on the IU women's basketball team in 1973, 1974 and 1975 as a starting guard...earned invitations to tryout camps for the World Games in 1972 and the Olympic Team in 1974...a Dean's List scholar at IU for three years...named Big Ten Coach of the Year at Ohio State in 1984 and 1985...Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1995...National Coach of the Year in 1988, 1989 and 1990...is currently the head coach at Stanford where she coached the Cardinal to the NCAA Championship in 1990 and 1992...named head coach of the World University Games Team in 1991 and the 1995-96 USA Women's National Team...the 1996 USA Olympic Women's Basketball Team Head Coach.


    Photo of Tom Nowatzke Tom Nowatzke
    Won football letters in 1962,1963 and 1964...led IU in rushing in 1963 and 1964...first team All-Big Ten selection in 1964...won All-American honors in 1964...was kicker as well as fullback and set IU records with 73 points in a season and 21 points in game against Oregon in 1964...IU's Most Valuable Player in 1963...played in East-West, All-American Bowl and Senior Bowl All-Star games...played professionally with the Detroit Lions as the No. 1 draft choice...also played for the Baltimore Colts, scoring the tying touchdown in Super Bowl V, and received the Unsung Hero Award...inducted in the State of Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1986.


    Photo of Steve Heidenreich Steve Heidenreich
    Won track letters in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976 and cross county letters in 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1975...served as co-captain of track and captain of cross country as a senior...won the Big Ten title in the mile in 1975 and went on to earn All-America honors in the event that season...former owner of four IU distance records...first IU miler to break the 4:00 barrier with a 3:59.6 in 1975...anchored four-mile relay to a world record in 1975...member of six Big Ten championship teams in track and cross country...ranked fourth in the U.S. in the 1,500-meters and a top candidate to make the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team before a near fatal accident in 1976 when he was hit by a car while running...came back to run competitively after recovering.


    Photo of Charles Peters Charles Peters
    Won track letters in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950...co-captain of the 1950 Big Ten Championship Team...one of the all-time great sprinters at IU, Peters won seven Big Ten titles during his career, including both the 100 and 220-yard dashes in 1948, 1949 and 1950, and earned All-America honors from 1948-1950...Big Ten Champion in 60-yard dash in 1948 and in 1950 tied the American record...was a finalist for the Sullivan Award...owned every IU sprint record at the conclusion of his career...mark of :20.6 in the 200-meter dash stood for 35 years until it was broken in 1984...a Balfour Award winner in 1948, 1949 and 1950...a Clevenger Award recipient in 1992.


    Photo of Randy Wittman Randy Wittman
    Won basketball letters in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983...co-captain in 1983...played on three Big Ten championship teams and started on the 1981 NCAA Championship Team...played on Indiana's 1979 NIT Championship Team...Indiana and Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1983...first team All-Big Ten in 1981, 1982 and 1983...Academic All-American in 1982 and 1983...ranked eighth on career scoring list, second on career assist list and third on career steals list at graduation...played in the NBA with Atlanta, Sacramento and Indiana...assistant NBA coach with Indiana, Dallas and Minnesota.


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