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    Clarence Doninger


    Clarence Doninger - Basketball 1957; Athletic Director 1991-01:

    Doninger served as athletic director from 1991-2001. During his tenure, IU athletic teams won 27 Big Ten regular season or tournament championships and participated in 52 NCAA team championships, and won two NCAA team titles. IU added four women's varsity sports during his tenure as one of the leading institutions in gender equity compliance. Doninger won a basketball letter in 1957 and was a member of a Big Ten championship team. He won the Clevenger Award in 1990. Doninger also served on IU's Athletics Committee, and is a former member of the IU Foundation Board and served as Alumni Association President.

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    Trent Green


    Trent Green - Football, 1990-92:

    Green won football letters in 1990, 1991 and 1992, and was co-captain in 1992. He was IU's Most Valuable Player in 1992. He was a member of three bowl teams while at IU, the Liberty Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Copper Bowl. Green holds IU record with 2,627 passing yards in 1991 and ranks 4th on career list with 5,400 yards. He set the total offense record in 1991 with 2,829 yards and is 4th on career list with 5,916 yards. Green played quarterback in the NFL for 15 years.

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    Kristen Kane


    Kristen Kane - Women's Diving, 1991-94:

    Kane won diving letters in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. She won 3-meter Big Ten championships in 1992 and 1994 and on the 10-meter platform in 1992. She was Big Ten Diver of the Year in 1992 and 1994, and each year she was named IU's Female Athlete of the Year. She placed second in 1-meter and third in 3-meter diving in the NCAA in 1992, and second on 3-meter in 1994. All-American all four years, she was U.S. outdoor 1-metr champion in 1992. She was on the U.S. Pan American team in 1994.

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    Don Ritter


    Don Ritter - Baseball, 1947-49; Men's Basketball, 1947-49:

    Ritter won basketball letters in 1947, 1948 and 1949. He led the team in scoring in 1948 and was captain in 1949. He also won baseball letters in 1947, 1948 and 1949. In baseball, Ritter was a First Team All-Big Ten selection and a First Team All-American in 1949, when IU won a share of the Big Ten championship. Ritter received IU's Balfour Award in baseball and the school's Gimbel Award in 1949. He ranks eighth on the IU career batting average list with .389.

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    James Sniadecki


    James Sniadecki - Football, 1966-68:

    Sniadecki won football letters in 1966, 1967 and 1968 and was co-captain in 1968. He was All-Big Ten at outside linebacker on the 1967 Rose Bowl and Big Ten tri-championship team, and All-Big Ten again in 1968, when he also was second-team All-America and played in the East-West and Hula Bowl games. He played five NFL years with the San Francisco 49ers.

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    Ray Tolbert


    Ray Tolbert -

    Tolbert won basketball letters as the Hoosiers' starting center in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981, co-captain in 1981. A gold medalist on the U.S. 1979 Pan American team, he helped IU to two Big Ten championships and the 1981 NCAA Championship. Tolbert was the 1981 Big Ten (and IU) MVP. The team rebounding leader all four of his seasons, he still ranks in the Top 20 on IU's career scoring list (1,427) and sixth in rebounds (874). A first round draft choice, he played six NBA seasons.

    PIONEER CLASS

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    Dean Barnhart


    Dean Barnhart-

    Won basketball letters in 1909, 1910 and 1911, captain in 1910 ... Top player on team that won IU's first varsity "I" in basketball in 1909 ... Tied IU scoring record with 21 points against DePauw in 1909 and broke the IU record with 25 points against DePauw in 1911 ... Six times in his career scored more points than IU's opponent.

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    Fred "Fritz" Bastian


    Fred "Fritz" Bastian-

    Won tennis letters in 1919, 1920 and 1921 ... Won Indiana's first Big Ten singles title in 1921 ... Beat his brother for the state collegiate title and was also national champion, beating out a 68-man field to win the National Intercollegiate Championships.

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    Bryce Beecher


    Bryce Beecher-

    Won track letters in 1929, 1931 and 1932 ... Won Big Ten pole vault title indoors with 13-8 in 1932 and 13-10 in the NCAA outdoor championships to win 1932 title ... Also won 1932 indoor title in Big Ten for sweep of conference and nationals.

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    Eddie Belshaw


    Eddie Belshaw-

    Won wrestling letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932 and was captain in 1931 ... Was on Big Ten championship teams in 1930 and 1931 and was member of the NCAA championship team in 1932 ... Big Ten champion in 1932 ... IU's first NCAA wrestling champion at 135 pounds in 1932, and first winner of the "Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships."

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    George Belshaw


    George Belshaw-

    Won wrestling letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932 and was co-captain in 1932 ... Was on the Big Ten championship teams in 1930 and 1931 and was co-captain of the NCAA championship team in 1932 ... Big Ten champion at 155 pounds in 1932 ... His 24-4 career record is the 10th best at IU with a .857 winning percentage.

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    Bob Jones


    Bob Jones-

    Won football letters in 1931, 1932 and 1933, honorary captain in 1933, and wrestling letters in 1932 and 1933 ... All-Big Ten in football as a guard in 1933. Member of the first College All-Star team to play against NFL champion in 1933 ... Was on Big Ten championship wrestling teams in 1930 and 1931 and NCAA championship team in 1932 ... Won Big Ten heavyweight wrestling championships in 1932 and 1933. Won AAU heavyweight championship as a freshman ... Second place in NCAA championships in 1933.

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    Rodney Leas


    Rodney Leas-

    Won cross country letters in 1928, 1929 and 1930 and was captain in 1929 and 1930 ... Won track letters in 1929, 1930 and 1931 ... Won Big Ten indoor two-mile championship in 1930 and Big Ten indoor mile title in 1931 ... Was IU's first Big Ten individual champion in cross country in1930.

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    Harlan Logan


    Harlan Logan-

    Won basketball letters in 1924 and 1925, track in 1925, and tennis in 1924 ... Became IU's first tennis coach in 1930 ... All-Big Ten and the Big Ten's No. 2 scorer in 1925 ... Earned a Rhodes Scholarship and missed his senior year in basketball ... Went on to become editor of Look Magazine and speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

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    Bill Menke


    Bill Menke-

    Won basketball letters in 1939, 1940 and 1941 ... Member of NCAA championship team in 1940 ... Played on teams that had combined record of 54-9.

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    Gene Thomas


    Gene Thomas-

    Only four-sport letterman in IU history ... Won three letters in football, three letters in basketball, two letters in baseball and two letters in track, all from 1920 to 1923 ... Won the Gimbel Award in 1923 ... Coached Marion High to their first state basketball championship in 1926 and later coached two Michigan high school teams to state championships.

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    Chris Traicoff


    Chris Traicoff-

    Won wrestling letters in 1937, 1938 and 1939 and was honorary captain in 1939 ... Big Ten Champion in 1939 at 177 pounds ... Had perfect 10-0 record in that '39 season ... Member of 1939 Big Ten championship team.

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    Joe Zeller


    Joe Zeller-

    Won football letters in 1929, 1930 and 1931 and basketball letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932, co-captain in '32 ... Won Balfour Awards in both football and basketball in 1931-32, when he was also senior class president ... Most Valuable Player in football as a guard in 1930 and 1931 ... All-Big Ten in 1931 ... Played professional football with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.


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