Hall Of Fame Hoopla

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Bolin still holds the men's long jump records at Purdue both indoors and outdoors.
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Bolin still holds the men's long jump records at Purdue both indoors and outdoors.
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Jan. 30, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Athletics Faculty Representative and former track and field star Jeff Bolin was inducted into the Indiana Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday. Bolin competed for the Boilermakers from 1971-to-1974 and is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science at Purdue.

Bolin was a five-time Big Ten Champion in the men's long jump and also won championships in the event at the Drake Relays, Penn Relays and Central Collegiate Conference meets. He holds both the Boilermakers' indoor and outdoor records in the long jump, marking 7.91 meters (25-11.25) indoors on Feb. 22, 1974, and leaping 7.98 meters (26-02.25) outdoors on April 15, 1972. Bolin also broke the Big Ten Conference indoor mark in 1974, surpassing previous bests of Olympic Champions Jesse Owens and Greg Bell. A three-time NCAA All-American, Bolin made the national finals six times in his career and also qualified for the 1972 Olympic Trials.

Bolin was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient and represented the state of Indiana as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and is currently Co-Chair of the Big Ten Faculty Representatives and the Joint Group of Faculty Representatives and Athletics Administrators, and he chairs the Drug Testing Review Subcommittee.

For more information on the Indiana Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame visit the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC) website.