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And one thing, off the record, is, I have children [laughing] that have gone to that other school.
They're in the family, wow.
So we've got mixed blood in our in our family. But we're not a mixed house, I refuse to accept that. It's mine!
IU Alumni Unscripted
Interviewer: [unintelligible] So what sport did you play?
Brian Koenig BS 67, MBA ’69:
I played football; played football.
Who was the coach when you played?
It started out Phil Dickens and then Johnny Pont came my junior year.
Debbie Filippelli BS ’68:
I was a Tri Delt, I was a pom-pom girl, I was a cheerleader and, as luck would have it, I was captain in the year we went to the Rose Bowl.
Pat O’Connor BS ’74:
My most important story, I tell all the time, is when I was eight years old, and I was having a little bit of initial success with swimming.
I got introduced to Indiana University and swimming and Doc Counsilman, and Doc's boys and literally from that time on that's all I ever wanted.
This is when you're eight years old?
When I was eight years old.
The Rose Bowl was wonderful but the season it’s what I remember almost more. Um, it was fun going out to the Rose Bowl we had, um, we were on the plane with the Marching Hundred and, and um, we had our own driver when we got out there.
I really didn't play a lot of football but I was a great student; I was like, almost a four-point student and I had a lot of my friends who, uh, I helped get through school, so.
The very best swimming team in the world, coached by the very best coaches both Doc and Hobie. Uh, very fortunately I got to play a little bit of a role in that, uh, people say, uh, and I correct them when they do, uh, that I was a great swimmer at Indiana University, and I wasn't. Uh, uh, but I saw what greatness was.
Oh we went to the, on Friday night they had a dinner for champions, um, at the palladium, and Hoagie Carmichael kissed me right here on the cheek.
I swam behind and with a lot of people like Mark Spitz, Gary Hall, my classmates John Kinsella, Mike Stamm
just just phenomenal swimmers in uh, just incredible people, uh, who've remained loyal and very very busy with Indiana University.
[that's right, that's right]. [laughing]
They, they used to sit behind me through the test.
At dinner last night, he said, he kept the, the reason Johnny Pont kept him on the team was, he kept the grade point average up [laughing].
Yeah, I kept them eligible; they learned how to read over my shoulder, they learned how to read my writing, so, but it was a fun time of our life I'll tell you that. It was great.
Indiana University Alumni Association