Bloomington Indiana Sports
Bloomington Women's Tennis Club offers a singles ladder where players of different levels can challenge each other and plan their schedule flexibly. The Parks and Leisure Division has classified their volleyball league with gold, silver and bronze to help teams find the right mix of players for their respective leagues. Both sports offer different levels of play and are suitable for everyone, from beginners to serious players. In addition to the adult softball league, Bloomingtons also offers an adult hardball league in the summer and fall.
Dodson is in his second year as head coach of the IU men's basketball team, having been IU's assistant coach for the past two seasons. Bloomington has performed well in the past and has a successful track record in basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and football.
Indiana also wins NCAA Division I title I Swimming and Water Championships for men and women. That success extends well beyond the Big Ten and NCAA championships, as Indiana's divers prove, winning the NCAA diving championship in 2012 and the NCAA Women's Divers Championship in 2013.
After the Rio Games, at least 223 IU athletes participated in the Summer Olympics and represented 25 nations. For the first time in history, at least one former graduate won a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Hoosiers clinched the men's individual crown for the first time in school history, making IU the only team in the Big Ten and the nation to have had at least one individual champion in each of the last four seasons. The team became a regular champion - 15 times champion, won the big 13 times - 10 tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament four times. Indiana won nine consecutive regular-season titles from 1996 to 2004, including three in a row (1996, 1997, 1998, 1998, 1999). The women have something only three other teams in IU history - Indiana, Indiana State and Purdue - can claim: a national title.
Since the program began in 1973, Indiana has won more college cups (19), more national championships (more wins), a higher percentage of regular-season and postseason wins (.547) than any other team in school history, won more Big Ten championships (14), won 45% of Big Ten relay contests, and the second-highest winning percentage in all four major events (3.5%). Since the start of the programs, Indiana has appeared in at least one College Cup (18) since 1973, owns more national championships, more winning percentage (1.3%), has a better winning percentage (5.6%) in regular seasons and the postseason, and had its own more championships - more than a winning percentage (2.4%, 2012).
In addition, Hoosiers athletics is known for its football program, and the sport is a number of indicators, but several are indicative of IU's ability to represent the IU at the highest national level.
The Hoosiers have battled for the NCAA crown four times in the past five years, most recently in 2010. The title - with six national championships and three national runner-up championships - was a record.
The Hoosiers have won 22 Big Ten Conference championships and have the best win percentage in conference games at nearly 60 percent. The 24 Big Ten crowns, including the 1961 and 1985 BYU championships, rank second in the conference's 90-year history. They appeared in a College World Series that included two national championships and three national runner-up championships (1961, 1985 and 1990). They have been to the NCAA tournament twice and finished runner-up in the Big Ten Conference three times.
The Hoosiers have won eight national championships, only St. Louis with 10 and have the second-best win percentage in conference games with nearly 60 percent. The Hooiers had the third-highest winning percentage of any team in the Big Ten Conference, winning an average of more than 70 percent of their games.
The fact that many IU football players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame is indicative of how good this team is. The Hoosiers have produced more Heisman Trophy winners than any other team in college football history. Indiana players won six Hermann trophies, including two Ken Snow, as well as four Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year awards.
Since the introduction of cross country as an NCAA sport, Indiana is one of only nine schools in the nation to have won more than two national titles for men, and is among seven programs that have won at least three national titles. Indiana won five NCAA men's basketball championships from 1940-1953, 1953-1976, 1981-1987, 1988-1990, 1990-1991, 1993-1994 and 1996-1997, as well as four NCAA women's basketball championships under head coach John McCracken. Since the program began in 1948, the men's swim and diving program has won more national championships than any other program in college sports, with four national champions, most recently in 2012 under coach James D. Smith. The Hoosiers' swimming and diving program recorded six consecutive NCAA championship victories between 1976 and 1981, the most since great swimming star Mark Spitz from 1983 to 1984.