University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame
The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame is a sports history museum located in the Roy G. Karro Building in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. The museum pays tribute to the most legendary and influential Iowa Hawkeye sports heroes. Opened in October 2002, the building is located at the northwest corner of Melrose Avenue and Mormon Trek Boulevard in Iowa City. As of 2012 it was directed by Dale Arens.
Fundraising for the building was completed by the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of Iowa Foundation. The largest private donation was made by Iowa alumnus Roy G. Karro, who contributed $3 million. As a result, the building was named after him.
The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame is home to many major trophies and awards, including Nile Kinnick’s Heisman Trophy, the 1958 National Football Championship Trophy and all twenty-three NCAA wrestling titles. Exhibits highlight the history and significance of famous Iowa Hawkeye players, coaches, and teams. Special exhibits are on display for the most recent inductees.
Inductions to the Hall of Fame are made once a year. The National Iowa Varsity Club selects Hall of Fame inductees through an annual vote. A student-athlete must have won at least one major letter to qualify for membership in the Varsity Club. Hall of Fame candidates are eligible for induction 10 years after lettering in a varsity sport at the University of Iowa. Coaches and school administrators are also eligible for induction.
- Dave Armbruster, Swimming, ‘89
- George Bresnahan, Track and Field, ‘91
- Francis X. Cretzmeyer, Track and Field, ‘89
- Judith Davidson, Field Hockey, ‘05
- Tom Davis, Basketball, ‘08
- Forest Evashevski, Football, ‘89
- Hayden Fry, Football, ‘04
- Dan Gable, Wrestling, ‘03
- Lawrence “Pops” Harrison, Basketball, ‘99
- Norman “Dick” Holzaepfel, Gymnastics, ‘97
- Harold Howard, Wrestling, ‘02
- Howard Jones, Football, ‘93
- Don Klotz, Tennis, ‘96
- Gary Kurdelmeier, Wrestling, ‘98
- Dave McCuskey, Wrestling, ‘92
- Ralph Miller, Basketball, ‘95
- Bucky O'Connor, Basketball, Golf, ‘90
- Lute Olson, Basketball, ‘00
- C. Vivian Stringer, Basketball, ‘06
- Otto Vogel, Baseball, ‘94
- Charles Zwiener, Golf, ‘01
- Paul Brechler, Athletic Director, ‘90
- Bump Elliott, Athletic Director, ‘97
- Christine Grant, Athletic Director, ‘06
- Virgil Hancher, UI president, ‘01
- Karl Leib, Faculty Representative, ‘92
- William D. “Shorty” Paul, Physician, ‘99
- Robert Ray, Faculty Representative, ‘91
- E. G. “Dad” Schroeder, Athletic Director, ‘93
- William “Bud” Suter, Athletic Relations, ‘98
- George Wine, Sports Information, ‘00
- Eric Wilson, Sports Information, ‘89
- Roy G. Karro biography. University of Iowa Alumni Association official website. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
- Athletics Hall of Fame official webpage (Iowa Hawkeyes official website)
- University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame webpage (Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau website)
- University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame (on Google Maps)