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    Hall of Fame - 2003 Inductees

    Five inductees joined the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony held September 19, 2003, at Assembly Hall.

    *Statistics current as of induction year*
    Sam Bell | Calbert Cheaney | Collette Goudreau-Murphy
    Earl Mitchell | Anthony Thompson


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    Sam Bell

    Sam Bell
    Cross Country Coach, 1970-98

    In 29 years at the helm of the Indiana track and cross country programs, Bell's teams won 11 Big Ten indoor track and field titles, eight outdoor league titles and three cross country crowns. At the national championship level, Bell directed the Hoosiers to top 10 finishes in cross country (five times), outdoor track (three times) and indoor track (twice). A 1992 National Track and Field Hall of Fame and 2000 U.S. Track Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, Bell coached 141 Big Ten outdoor individual champions, 92 Big Ten indoor champions, 69 outdoor All-Americans, 63 indoor All-Americans, 15 cross country All-Americans, 11 Olympians and two cross country national champions. Bell also has a wealth of international coaching experience - he was the United States' men's distance coach at the 1976 Olympics and also directed the 1979 U.S. World Cup team and 1987 U.S. Junior Pan-American team.


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    Calbert Cheaney

    Calbert Cheaney
    Men's Basketball, 1990-1993

    Cheaney is the most prolific scorer in Big Ten Conference and Indiana basketball history (2.613 points). The only four-time team MVP in Hoosier history, Cheaney was a three-time all-league selection as well as the 1993 Big Ten MVP and Wooden Award as national collegiate player of the year. From 1991-93, Indiana spent 51 weeks ranked among the nation's top 10 and 38 in the top five. One of three players in school history to lead the Hoosiers in scoring four straight years (Steve Alford and Don Schlundt are the others), Cheaney scored at least 30 points in 13 different games during his Hoosier career. Cheaney is also one of only three players in school history to earn All-American honors three times in his career (Schlundt and Kent Benson are the others) and was the sixth pick of the 1993 NBA Draft by Washington.


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    Collette Goudreau-Murphy

    Collette Goudreau-Murphy
    Women's Cross Country and Track, 1984-1988

    Goudreau Murphy became Indiana's first women's cross country All-American when she took 11th at the 1985 NCAA Championship with a time of 16:43). A five-time cross country and track All-American who was also a member of the Big Ten Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field All-Decade Team, Goudreau-Murphy still owns Hoosier school records in the indoor 3000m (9:10.60), the outdoor 1500m (4:14.33) and the outdoor 3000m (8:59.74). Goudreau-Murphy won the Big Ten indoor 3000m championships (1987-88), the 1988 Big Ten outdoor 3000m title and the 1988 Big Ten indoor 3000m championship.

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    Earl Mitchell

    Earl Mitchell
    Men's Cross Country and Track, 1942-1947

    Mitchell captained the 1942 Indiana cross country team that finished tied for first in the nation. The first Hoosier to win two Big Ten cross country individual championships (1942 and 1946), Mitchell took second in the nation in 1942 and fifth in 1946. A two-year cross country (1942 and 1946) and three-year track (1942, 1946 and 1947) letterwinner, Mitchell won the 1942 Big Ten indoor and outdoor two-mile championship and the 1946 Big Ten outdoor two-mile crown (9:52.6). He won the 1943 Wanamaker Mile with a time of 4:08.6, 1.2 seconds away from the world record.


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    Anthony Thompson


    Anthony Thompson
    Football, 1986-1989

    One of the finest running backs in the history of college football, Anthony Thompson earned first-team All-America recognition following both his junior and senior seasons. A native of Terre Haute, Ind., he shattered almost every Indiana rushing record imaginable and set multiple Big Ten and NCAA marks. A two-time Big Ten rushing champion, Thompson captured the NCAA rushing and scoring title during his senior campaign and was named the Walter Camp Foundation's Player of the Year, the AFCA "Coaches Choice" Player of the Year, won the Maxwell Award as the nation's finest college football player, and finished second in the 1989 Heisman Trophy voting. Thompson finished his career with 5,299 rushing yards, including 377 yards in a game at Wisconsin in 1989. He held the Division I record for career touchdowns with 65 until the 1998 season when it was broken by Texas' Ricky Williams. He also held the Big Ten record for points scored with 412, a total that was surpassed by Wisconsin's Ron Dayne in 1999.


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