Big Ten Alaska Falls & Frontiers: Oceania Cruises

Discover Alaska’s natural wonders

On this Big Ten Cruise, journey from unspoiled forests and waterfalls to see silver-blue glaciers and local wildlife. Board Oceania Cruises’ Regatta in Seattle, the “Emerald City.” Then sail to the quaint timber and fishing community of Wrangell, renowned for its unique Petroglyph Beach and gold rush history. Stroll among the authentic totems at Juneau, or perhaps explore nearby attractions, such as the Mendenhall Glacier.

Your journey continues to Skagway, a gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields, and Icy Strait Point, a secluded seaport nestled in the pristine Alaskan wilderness. Take in the sight of Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier, Hubbard Glacier, and experience the scenery of Sitka, home to the Sitka National Historical Park. Before returning to Seattle, admire Victoria’s lovely gardens and ornate Craigdarroch Castle.

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Trip Name: Big Ten Alaska Falls & Frontiers: Oceania Cruises
Date: June 20–30, 2017

IU alumni who inspire

Joining you on this trip is John “Laz” Laskowski, BS’75, who played basketball for IU on three Big Ten Championship teams (1973, 1974, & 1975) under legendary coach Bob Knight. During the 1975 season, Laz and the Hoosiers were ranked number one in the country ending that historic season with a 31-1 record. During his tenure on the Hoosier team, winning wasn’t Laz’s only notable accomplishment, he was twice named to the All- Big 10 Academic All-Conference team. Laz is known as the “Super-Sub,” due to his keen ability to come off the Indiana bench and spark the Hoosiers into action. During his time at IU, Laz had the distinction of being the first Hoosier player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine on February 3, 1975.

After graduating from IU in 1975 Laz was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the NBA draft. During his two year time with the Bulls he averaged 10 points per game and was named to the second all-rookie team. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

After retiring as a player, Laz spent 33 years as a color commentator and play by play analyst for Indiana University basketball games on statewide television. He spent nine years from 1994–2003 with the Indiana University Alumni Association as the Marketing and Membership Director. Laz’s distinguished service to the University was recognized this May when he received the Alumni Association’s President’s Award. He also authored a book in 2003: Tales from the Hoosier Locker Room.


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