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    Hall of Fame - 1996 Inductees
    *Statistics current as of induction year*
    Anita Aldrich | Ted Kitchel | Sunder Nix |
    Ken Sitzberger | Vernon "Whitey" Wilshere

    Photo of Anita Aldrich Anita Aldrich
    A forerunner in women's athletics at IU since 1964...Professor of Education and chair of Women's Physical Education in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation...Acting Dean of the School of HPER, 1975-1976...Chair of combined Departments of Physical Education for men and women, 1977-1980 ...first woman appointed to the Athletics Committee in 1971 and served as chair from 1978-1985... wrote "The Development of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at Indiana University from 1972-1992" ...National President of the American Association for HPER, 1962-1963...women's advisor to President Kennedy's Council for Physical Fitness, 1961...Who's Who of American Women, 1967...Outstanding Educators of America, 1971...Honor Award of the American Association for HPER, 1960...The Leadership Recognition Award of Indiana Association of HPER for distinguished Service and Outstanding Contributions in HPER...Award for Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation from the Athletic Institute...member of the American Academy of Physical Education... advisor and consultant to the IU Athletic Department.


    Photo of Ted Kitchel Ted Kitchel
    Won basketball letters in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 and was co-captain in 1983...member of three Big Ten Championship teams in 1980, 1981 and 1983...started in the 1981 National Championship game against North Carolina...first team All-Big Ten pick in 1982 and 1983....Indiana's Most Valuable Player in 1982...first team All-American pick by the Helms Foundation in 1982 and 1983 and third team All-American pick by UPI in 1982...averaged a career best 19.6 points per game in 1982 and finished his career with a 12.1 scoring average...his 1,336 career point total is among the all-time leaders at Indiana...set IU record in 1981 by making 18 of 18 free throws against Illinois and ranks third on IU career list for free throw percentage.


    Photo of Sunder Nix Sunder Nix
    Won track letters in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984...won four Big Ten indoor championships at 440 yards, including world indoor record in 1984 and two Big Ten outdoor championships at 400 meters...was also on the winning relay team...world best time at 400 meters in 1982...NCAA indoor champion in 1983 at 600 yards...1983 Bronze Medalist World Champion...1983 U.S. National Champion at 400 meters... 1983 Olympia Award winner...member of 1984 U.S. Olympic Team and won gold as leadoff leg in the 4 x 400 relay team...1984 IU Athlete of the Year...1984 Big Ten Athlete of the Year...still holds Indiana, Big Ten, NCAA and World record in 440 yards indoor and Indiana record at 400 meters outdoor.


    Photo of Ken Sitzberger Ken Sitzberger
    Won swimming letters in 1965, 1966 and 1967...the first of the great divers in the Hobie Billingsley regime at IU...won Big Ten one and three meter titles in both 1966 and 1967, NCAA one-meter championships in 1965, 1966 and 1967...won NCAA three-meter championships in 1965 and 1967 and three NAAU championships in 1964 and 1965...Gold medalist in the 1964 Olympics in springboard diving.


    Photo of Vernon "Whitey" Wilshere Vernon "Whitey" Wilshere
    Won baseball letters in 1933 and 1934...perhaps the greatest pitcher in IU baseball history with a 8-1 record in 1933 and 9-1 record in 1934...held IU record for season wins until 1985, a span of 51 years...had 109 strikeouts in 82 innings in 1934 and 88 strikeouts in 77 innings in 1933, still IU records...his 197 career strikeouts is still third on IU lists...IU's career leader in earned run average with a 1.12 mark, while season marks of 1.10 and 1.17 rank second and fourth...received the L.G. Balfour Award for baseball at IU in 1934...went straight from IU to the majors with the Philadelphia Athletics before suffering arm problems after 10-12 major league record in three years ...entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 and became a commissioned Lieutenant from the Naval Academy, serving as an officer and a baseball coach.


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