Bill Orwig Award

Bill Orwig Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by a non-alumnus to the Indiana University athletics program. It is named for Bill Orwig, IU’s athletics director from 1961–75.

Recipients of the Bill Orwig Medal

  • 1975

    Floyd L. Grow (deceased)

  • 1976

    Cecil R. Coons (deceased)

  • 1977

    Father James P. Higgins (deceased)

  • 1978

    Robert D. Hammel

  • 1979

    Daniel W. Miller

  • 1982

    Mildred Burgher (deceased)

  • 1986

    Don Fischer

  • 1987

    Hobie Billingsley

  • 1990

    James Counsilman (deceased)

  • 1991

    Robert M. Knight

  • 1993

    Aline Hewitt Robinson (deceased)

  • 1994

    Phyllis E. McCullough

  • 1995

    Jerad L. Yeagley

  • 1996

    Haydn H. Murray (deceased)

  • 1997

    G. Sam Bell

  • 1998

    Elizabeth Kurpius

  • 1999

    Sam Carmichael

  • 2000

    William G. Mallory

  • 2001

    Lin Loring

  • 2002

    Jeffrey Huber

  • 2003

    Thomas G. Spiece

  • 2004

    Joe Smith

  • 2005

    Scott Schurz

  • 2006

    Ray Tichenor (deceased)

  • 2007

    Bill Cook (deceased)

  • 2008

    Hank Warren (deceased)

  • 2009

    Jane Hoeppner

  • 2010

    Mary Ann Rohleder

  • 2011

    Bruce L. Jaffee

  • 2012

    Marge Counsilman
    James C. Wimbush

  • 2013

    Nicholas M. Hipskind

  • 2014

    Darby A. McCarty

  • 2015

    Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis

  • 2016

    Dale R. England Jr.