Indiana Hoosiers athletics induct Hall of Fame class of 2022

The Indiana Hoosiers Athletic Department inducted the Hall of Fame class of 2022 and included two legendary Indiana Hoosiers from Indiana basketball, Don Fischer and D.J. White.

Being inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame is an honor that a small fraction of Hoosier athletes are distinguished with. Joining Don Fischer and D.J. White in the 2022 Hall of Fame class are Ashley Benson (Volleyball 2007-2010), Jenn Cristy (Swimming 1998-2001), Lin Loring (Women’s tennis coach 1977-2017), and Tina Parrott (Track & Field 1983-1986).

Don Fischer – “Voice of the Indiana Hoosiers”

Don Fischer has been the voice of the Indiana Hoosiers programs since 1973. Fischer has called games for seven different men’s basketball coaches, including the legend that is Bob Knight, and has been part of three championship banner seasons for Indiana basketball.

For Indiana football, Fischer has been announcing for nine different head coaches, including Lee Corso for 10 seasons, and has been a big part of the program for three bowl game wins. Without Fischer, Hoosier Nation would not have the trusted voice that he has been for 50 years.

D.J. White – One of the most dominant big men of the mid-2000’s

For his career as the starting big man for the Indiana Hoosiers from 2004 to 2007, White averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. Though he was dominant in his freshman and junior seasons, White dominated as a senior for the Hoosiers averaging 17.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks and earned himself Big Ten Player of the Year in 2007-08.

D.J. White had one of the best careers as a big man at Indiana University and proved himself to NBA scouts, as he was selected 29th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Though his NBA and professional career didn’t amount to much, White left a lasting impact on Hoosier Nation and will forever be beloved by Indiana University.