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In 1982, Gary Hall was inducted into the IU Hall of Fame.  And rightfully so.  He won 13 Big Ten, eight NCAA and 15 AAU titles.  He was twice the world Swimmer of the Year and an Olympian in 1968,1972 and 1976.  Hall held three world records along with being recognized as the Sullivan Award Winner.

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At IU, Hall swam for famous coach Doc Counsilman.  He specialized in the individual medley. Many note Halls as “the fastest swimmer alive”.

Halls was accepted for medical school at the University of Cincinnati.  He later became an ophthalmologist, and practiced in Phoenix, Arizona.

Halls became  a local celebrity in Phoenix.  He himself appears at his office’s television ads, and he also is on his office’s billboard campaigns.

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His son, Gary Hall, Jr., has become a famous Olympic swimmer as well, starting in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, getting various gold medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.  With his son’s participation at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece,  the Halls became the first pair of father and son to make three Olympic appearances.

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Today, Hall is in Seattle,  pursuing a post-athletic career in providing U.S. medical and dental supplies to what he hopes will become an exploding market in China and Europe.

It’s apart of his devotion to combating the effects of diabetes, which he was diagnosed with himself at the peak of his swimming career a decade ago.

Even after being diagnosed with diabetes, not only did Hall keep swimming, he improved, winning gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, swimming’s hotshot drag race, in both Sydney and Athens.

He is now active in the national and local diabetic community, serving on medical boards and foundations that work to prevent the disease, particularly in children.

Hall and his son own and operate The Race Club summer swim camps in Florida.  The Race Club provides facilities, swimming techniques coaching, swimming training programs, technical instruction, swimming technique videos, fitness and health programs for swimmers of all ages and abilities.  To be able to train with The Race Club, one must either have been ranked in the top 20 in the world the past 3 calendar years.

 

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DiBernado’s Daughter Follows his Footsteps

Posted: March 9, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Men's Soccer

In 1991, Angelo DiBernado was inducted into the IU Hall of Fame.  He won soccer letters in 1976, 1977 and 1978, all in while helping lead the Hoosiers into NCAA championship game in both ’76 and ’78. He won the Hermann Award in 1977 and 1978, symbolizing top player in the country.  Not to mention, he is one of IU’s all-time leading scorers.

DiBernado went on to play as a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 and 1934.  He was a member of the National Team from 1979 to 1985.  He played professionally for the New York Cosmos and L.A. Aztecs.  DiBernado was also selected to the Soccer America College Team of the Centuary.

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Since retiring from playing, DiBernardo became a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at Wabonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois beginning in 1991.  He also founded the Americas Soccer Club with Rudy Keller, who had played with DiBernardo in their youth club days.

DiBernado’s daughter, Vanessa DiBernado, is continuing a family tradition that began over thirty years ago right here in Indiana.  iBernardo’s daughter Vanessa was a member of the US Women’s Under-20 National Team that won the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan in 2012.  Vanessa continues to play for the University of Illinois women’s soccer team.

Like all of her teammates, DiBernado intertwines natural talent (runs in the genes) along with hard work and dedication.

She gives much gratitude to her father.

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“He’s the most important role model in my career,” said DiBernardo. “He’s been my coach ever since I was little and he’s the reason why I play soccer. He has certainly set a high bar with soccer success and I want to follow him if I can.”

She added,

“Not a lot of girls get to play in a World Cup at any level, so this opportunity is special,” said DiBernardo. “But considering that my dad played in the Olympics and now 28 years later I am getting to represent my country and follow in his footsteps, that’s something I’ll always cherish.”

Early Morning Tuesday Laughs

Posted: March 5, 2013 by kelseyray in Uncategorized

Whether you’re a student, a graduate, or just a Hoosier fan, there’s nothing better than starting your Tuesday morning off right with some hilarious IU “Memes.”  You’re welcome… Enjoy.

 

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Quick Catch Up: Erika Wicoff

Posted: March 5, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Women's Sports

To many, Erika Wicoff is considered possibly the most decorated golfer in IU school history.

The school record holder for single-season scoring average (73.92 in 1994) became the first golfer in Big Ten history to claim three consecutive individual titles (1994-96).

Wicoff led the Hoosiers to Big Ten titles in 1995 and 1996, as well as a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship (IU’s highest finish in school history).

She was a two-time All-American and became the first IU golfer to be named first team All-American (1996).

Wicoff was inducted into the IU Hall of Fame in 2006.  She still holds the IU season and career setting records.

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Sooo… what has Wicoff been up to since she graduated?

In 1998, she recorded a career-best finish with a tie for fourth at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship; she also recorded a career-low score of 65 during the final round of the Oldsmobile Classic.

In 2000, Wicoff’s best finish was a tie for 28th at the Electrolux USA Championship hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant.

In 2002, Wicoff returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 51st to retain non-exempt status for the 2003 season.

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Traveling Mom: Michele Redman

Posted: February 26, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Golf

Where is she today?  The professional golfer, who played on the LPGA Tour from ’92-’11, and the current women’s golf coach at the University of Minnesota is also a working mom.

At IU, Redman won four events, was named All-American twice and All-Big Ten four times.  She was also the Big Ten Conference Champion in 1987.  Redman was recently inducted into the Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

Now, Redman is keeping super busy as a mother and a coach.  Check out how she balances motherhood and coaching.

Happy Tuesday!

Posted: February 26, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Men's Swimming

I know, Tuesdays can be rough.  To top off your morning, we’ve treated you with a video from the 2012 Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame.  Swimmer and Hoosier Lary Schulhof is hilarious in this clip.  Not to mention, it’s inspiring on a rainy day like this.  Enjoy.

 

What more needs to be said?  Ch-ch-check this Hoosier out and be prepared to be amazed.

Swimming Tips from Coach Huber

Posted: February 19, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Men's Swimming

Spring break is approaching fast.  Impress your friends with some sweet swim tricks.  Here are some diving tips from legendary IU Coach Huber.  Enjoy.

Dave Power Today

Posted: February 11, 2013 by kelseyray in Uncategorized

Inducted into the 2006 Hall of Fame, Dave Power won tennis letters in 1964, 1965 and 1966.  He won the Big Ten Doubles Championship in 1965 and was the runner up in singles.  He played on the 1964 Big Ten Championship Team, and was number one singles and doubles all three years at IU.

Power was ranked as high as No. 25 in singles in the United States, and in 1967 he paired with Will Coughlin to reach the semifinals in doubles at the Australian National Championships.

In 1966 he won the Balfour Awards.

So… What’s happening with Power today?

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Power is currently the founder and owner of the Windward Tennis Academy, located in Alpharetta, Georgia.  You can check out more about it here:

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Tennis revenues have grown tenfold and the Windward Tennis Academy has gained a national reputation.

What can you say, it’s always “ad in” for Power.  When it comes to tennis, his “love” means much more than just a score.

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Catching up with Chandler

Posted: February 11, 2013 by kelseyray in Uncategorized

Roger Chandler, inducted into the 2008 Indiana University Hall of Fame, won wrestling letters in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.  He was the IU-Male-Athlete of the year in 1997 as well as the Big Ten Champion that same year.  To say the least, ’97  was a major year for Chandler.  He also won the NCAA Championship.  Chandler set the IU record for both wins and pins.

So… where is he now?

Today, Chandler is in his 15th year as the Assistant Head Coach for wrestling at Michigan State University.

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Chandler has helped produce nine different All-Americans and six Big Ten Champions for a total of 21 All-America selections.  He also has helped in receiving nine Big Ten individual titles during his time at Michigan State.

In addition to his work at Michigan State, Chandler also establishes the implementation of growing youth wrestling in the state of Michigan and throughout the United States.

Chandler finished his time at Indiana with a 134-25 record.  He graduated with a degree in sports management.

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