I Association Honorary Members

Honorary members

The I Association finds support in many people, including those who did not participate in intercollegiate sports at Indiana University. Honorary membership is given to inspirational individuals who show commitment and dedication to IU, the I Association, and the IU Athletics program.

Honorary members are chosen by the I Association’s Board of Directors. A candidate must be presented by a member of the board and be approved unanimously to receive honorary status.

Previous Award winners

  • 1933

    Jacob Gimbel

  • 1938

    Paul V. McNutt

  • 1941

    Robert H. Young

  • 1944

    Gerry Kisters

  • 1957

    Willard W. Patty

  • 1961
    • Carey Colpitts
    • Gordon Fisher
    • John Mee
  • 1962
    • George Schlafer
    • Herman B Wells
  • 1963
    • William R. Breneman
    • Lee Norvelle
  • 1964

    Elvis J. Stahr

  • 1970
    • James E. “Doc” Counsilman
    • C.W. Dahling
    • J.W. “Bill” Orwig
  • 1972

    W.H. “Billy” Thom

  • 1973
    • Robert L. Boyd
    • Edwin H. Cady
    • John W. Ryan
    • William A. Unsworth
  • 1975
    • Floyd L. “Red” Grow
    • George Keough
  • 1976

    Robert M. Knight

  • 1978
    • Dwayne “Spike” Dixon
    • Daniel W. Miller
    • Tom J. Miller
  • 1980

    Charles F. Robertson

  • 1983
    • G. Sam Bell
    • Jerad L. Yeagley
  • 1984

    Hobie Billingsley

  • 1985
    • Charles Lawson
    • Sam Newberg
  • 1986

    Jack Wentworth

  • 1987

    Ralph Floyd

  • 1988

    Bill Mallory

  • 1989
    • George W. Pinnell
    • Edgar Williams
  • 1990

    John Pont

  • 1991
    • Lin Loring
    • Don Fischer
    • Max Skirvin
  • 1994

    Haydn H. Murray

  • 1998

    William H. Wiggins

  • 2000

    Bob Hammel

  • 2002

    Terry Clapacs

  • 2003

    Bill Perkins

  • 2007
    • Bob Baker
    • Herb Fairfield
    • Jay Fry
    • Bob Hicks
    • Nick Mourouzis
    • Ernie Plank
    • Jake Van Schoyck
  • 2008

    Terry Hoeppner

  • 2011

    Bruce L. Jaffee

  • 2012

    C. Kit Klinglehoffer

  • 2013
    • Julia C. Lamber
    • James E. Muehling
    • Larry D. Rink, M.D.
    • Karl C. Zacker Jr.
  • 2014
    • Anitra L. House
    • George Michael Roberts
    • Walter Smith
  • 2015
    • Lee Corso
    • Jeffrey Huber, Ph.D.
    • Mary Jo Philhower
  • 2016

    Jim Butler