Honoree

John Murphy

AWARDS

IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2015)
Olympians (1972)
Swimming & Diving
United States of America
Location: Munich
Event: 400-M-Freestyle Relay
Finish: Gold Medalist
Olympians (1972)
Swimming & Diving
United States of America
Location: Munich
Event: 100-M-Back Stroke
Finish: Bronze Medalist
Olympians (1972)
Swimming & Diving
United States of America
Location: Munich
Event: 100-M-Freestyle
Finish: 4th

BIOGRAPHY

John Murphy won swimming letters in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 and swam on three NCAA champion relay teams. Murphy won Big Ten titles in 1974 and 1975 in the 100 freestyle and also swam on five Big Ten championship relay teams. He was a Pan American champion on the 400 freestyle relay team in 1971. At the 1972 Olympics, Murphy won a gold medal as member of 400 freestyle relay team, a bronze medal in the 100 backstroke and finished fourth in the 100 freestyle.