Dennis Adama


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2004)


A four-year letterwinner for the Hoosiers, Adama was an indoor All-American in 1972 and 1973 and an outdoor All-American in 1973 and 1974. A three-time Big Ten indoor and outdoor high jump champion, Adama still owns the outdoor school record (2.21m/7-3) and the fourth-best indoor jump (2.18m/7-1.75) in school history. He closed his collegiate career with a third place finish at the 1974 NCAA indoor meet and a second place finish at the national outdoor meet. Upon graduation, he held the Big Ten meet record and all IU high jump records. Overall, he cleared seven feet or taller 20 times in his college career.

Adama currently lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. with his wife, Barbara. They have four children, and he owns Compliance Systems, a company that makes computer software for the financial industry. He looks forward to his return to Bloomington.