- Z.G. Clevenger Award (2020)
Bruce Dickson (BS 1977) was a dominant distance swimmer for Indiana’s legendary men’s swimming program in the mid-1970s before going on to an equally successful career in business.
A standout for James ‘Doc’ Counsilman from 1973-76, Dickson captured six Big Ten individual titles and eight All-America honors during his IU swimming career. In both 1975 and 1976 he swept the 400 Individual Medley, 500 Free and 1650 Free events at the Big Ten Championships, and he won at least one All-America honor in each of his four seasons with IU. As a freshman he helped the Hoosiers captured their sixth consecutive NCAA Championship, and in his final three years IU placed second twice and fourth once at the NCAA Championships. In 1976 he was named Indiana’s recipient of the Big Ten medal, an award that goes to one senior from each institution that has excelled academically and athletically.
An IU Business School graduate, Dickson has enjoyed a highly-successful career in the field ever since. Currently the manager at Triple S Opportunity Fund LLC in Austin, Texas, Bruce is the past regional president of CalAtlantic Homes as well as the former Chief Real Estate Officer at Forestar Group. He has also previously held high-level management positions for Standard Pacific Corporation. Bruce and his wife, Becky, have been married for 44 years and have three children (Neal, Andrew and Lauren) and five grandchildren.