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
YearWinner(s)
1933Jacob Gimbel
1938Paul V. McNutt
1941Robert H. Young
1944Gerry Kisters
1957Willard W. Patty
1961
  • Carey Colpitts
  • Gordon Fisher
  • John Mee
1962
  • George Schlafer
  • Herman B. Wells
1963
  • William R. Breneman
  • Lee Norvelle
1964Elvis J. Stahr
1970
  • James E. “Doc” Counsilman
  • C.W. Dahling
  • J.W. “Bill” Orwig
1972W.H. “Billy” Thom
1973
  • Robert L. Boyd
  • Edwin H. Cady
  • John W. Ryan
  • William A. Unsworth
1975
  • Floyd L. “Red” Grow
  • George Keough
1976Robert M. Knight
1978
  • Dwayne “Spike” Dixon
  • Daniel W. Miller
  • Tom J. Miller
1980Charles F. Robertson
1983
  • G. Sam Bell
  • Jerad L. Yeagley
1984Hobie Billingsley
1985
  • Charles Lawson
  • Sam Newberg
1986Jack Wentworth
1987Ralph Floyd
1988Bill Mallory
1989
  • George W. Pinnell
  • Edgar Williams
1990John Pont
1991
  • Lin Loring
  • Don Fischer
  • Max Skirvin
1994Haydn H. Murray
1998William H. Wiggins
2000Bob Hammel
2002Terry Clapacs
2003Bill Perkins
2007
  • Bob Baker
  • Herb Fairfield
  • Jay Fry
  • Bob Hicks
  • Nick Mourouzis
  • Ernie Plank
  • Jake Van Schoyck
2008Terry Hoeppner
2011Bruce L. Jaffee
2012C. 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
  • Trudy Wright
2015
  • Lee Corso
  • Jeffrey Huber, Ph.D.
  • Mary Jo Philhower
2016Jim Butler
2017
  • Michael A. McRobbie
  • Laurie Burns McRobbie
2018Anita Kay