|Sport (s):||Football. Men's Track and Field|
DePauw's first national champion, Alan Hill captured the NCAA Division III pole vault title by leaping 15 feet, four inches. He still holds the school record or 16 feet, one inch. Hill was a three-time all-American in track in addition to being a standout on the football field. In a game at St. Norbert's College, Hill intercepted a school-record four passes for 159 yards which is also a record. For those efforts he earned a spot in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" section. At the time of induction, his records for interception return yardage for a season and career as well as career kickoff returns still stand. He also was the last DePauw player to return a kickoff for a touchdown and accomplished the feat in consecutive games during the 1980 season. Against Olivet Nazarene he returned a kickoff a school-record 100 yards. His average of 36.2 yards per return is among the 15 highest single-season averages on all levels. Hill earned a B.A. in 1981 and an M.A.T. in 1983 and then worked as a marketing representative for IBM in Indianapolis. He came back to DePauw in 1987 as an assistant director of admissions and later served as director of new student financial services prior to being named the director of financial aid. Hill then was promoted to assistant to the provost in 1993.