Laskowski headlines IU’s 2016 hall of fame class

The Super Sub is getting his due.

Former basketball standout John Laskowski headlines this year’s Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame class of six, which was announced by the school on Wednesday.

Laskowski is joined by former football player and coach Harold Mauro, diver Sara Reiling-Hildebrand, sprinter Albert Robinson, softball player and coach Diane Stephenson and swimmer Fred Tyler.

“We are thrilled to welcome these legends into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame,” IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a statement. “This is a tremendous class of inductees whose contributions to IU Athletics represent the best of our championship heritage. Congratulations to each of these Hoosier legends who left an indelible mark on IU Athletics.”

The class will officially be inducted at a dinner on Friday, Oct. 28, and will be recognized at halftime of the Indiana-Maryland football game the following day. This is the 35th induction ceremony for the hall of fame, which now includes 219 inductees.

Laskowski helped the Hoosiers to three consecutive Big Ten titles, a Final Four appearance in 1973 and a 35-1 record in 1975. He averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 84 games and became the first IU athlete to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated while the team was ranked No. 1 nationally in February 1975.

Laskowski later played two seasons for the Chicago Bulls and served as a television analyst for IU and Big Ten games.

Mauro filled various capacities in the Indiana football program for more than four decades, beginning as a linebacker and center on the team in the mid-1960s. Mauro was a senior starter on the offensive line during IU’s run to 1967 Rose Bowl, then spent the following year as a graduate assistant coach.

He also served as an assistant during the 1971 and 1972 seasons before following coach John Pont to Northwestern for four seasons. Mauro returned to Indiana as a guards and centers coach under Lee Corso in 1977 and later served as the offensive coordinator in 1982. Across the following 22 years, he served as a senior associate athletics director and later took over as director of football operations from 2005 to 2009.

Reiling-Hildebrand was a two-time Olympic diver for the United States, a 10-time All-America selection, eight-time Big Ten champion and three-time conference diver of the year.

Robinson holds the outdoor school record in both the 100-meter dash (10.22) and the 200-meter dash (20.07).

As a player in 1977, Stephenson was the first female to receive an athletic scholarship to IU. She was named coach of the program in 1988 and served in that position until 2002.

Tyler was a five-time Big Ten champ, who won the 200 individual medley three consecutive years from 1974 to 1976. As a United States Olympian in 1972, Tyler won gold on the 800 freestyle relay team.

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