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Dr. Terry Dischinger • Attended Garfield High School and was All-State in football, basketball and track • Member of 1955 Babe Ruth League world championship team • Three-time All American in basketball at Purdue • Starter on 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team • 1963 NBA Rookie of the Year and three time NBA All-Star Nancy Hanks • Mare owned by J. Malcolm Forbes trained by Budd Doble (also trained Axtell) • As a harness racer, ran the mile at Terre Haute’s Four Cornered Track in a world record time of 2:04 in 1892 Anton “Tony” Hulman • Outstanding football and track athlete at Yale University • Purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 making repairs in time for the 1946 Indy 500 race • Member of the four-man U.S. tuna fish team winning its first gold medal in international competition in 1949 Tunch Ilkin • Three year starting center at Indiana State University • Played for Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers and named All-NFL by Paul Zimmerman of Sports Illustrated in 1991 • Joined Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcast team in 1998 • Author of “Forged in Steel: the Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced by the Pittsburgh Steelers” Mark Jackson • Played at Terre Haute South and then walked on at Purdue University • Played in the 1984 Peach Bowl • Drafted by Denver Broncos in 1986 draft in sixth round • Played in four AFC championship games and three Super Bowls Kylie Hutson • Terre Haute native graduation from Terre Haute North in 2006 • All-MIC in track, volleyball, and diving. All-State in diving in 2006 • Two time McMillan Award winner with school records in pole vault and high jump • 2011 USA Outdoor national pole vault champion • 2013 Indoor and Outdoor pole vault runner-up • Nine time NCAA All-American in pole vault, four-time NCAA champion Eddie Hickey • Achieved a college basketball coaching record of 429-230 in 29 years • Won seven MVC titles and 1948 NIT • Named 1959 Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches • Inducted into National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979 • After retirement, managed AAA headquarters in Terre Haute Hollie Hyche • Seven time NCAA sprint champion in 1993 and 1994 at Indiana State University • Ten time NCAA All-American • NCAA Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Year and NCAA Women’s Outdoor Athlete of the Year 1994 • 14 time Gateway/Missouri Valley Conference champion • Held MVC and ISU records in five events when she graduated • In the Indiana State University Athletics Hall of Fame Tommy John • Played basketball and baseball at Gerstmeyer High School • Signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1961 and played 26 years for six teams • Compiled a 288-231 record with an ERA of 3.34 • In July 1974, John damaged his ulnar collateral ligament of his pitching arm and Dr. Frank Jobe performed the revolutionary surgery that became known as “Tommy John” surgery by replacing the ligament with a tendon from his other arm. • Came back a year later and won 168 games post surgery • Four time All-Star in 1968, 1978, 1979, and 1980 SPORTS Guide to to Terre Terre Haute Haute • 25 DINING | | Guide