- IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1997)
Ralph was assistant Athletic Director at IU from 1976-78 and Athletic Director from 1978-90. During his tenure IU teams won over 40 Big Ten Championships, 5 NCAA Championships and an AIAW National Championship. He was co-commissioner of the 1987 Pan-American Games for basketball in Indianapolis. Ralph won the Distinguished Service Award from College Athletic Business Managers Association in 1985.