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RCA Tennis Championship

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IUPUI has played a key role in making Indianapolis the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World" with its world-class athletic facilities, and that has made the campus a point of destination for many of the best athletes in the world.

Indianapolis Tennis Center
The Indianapolis Tennis Center is the home of the RCA Hard-Court Championships

Tennis' best and brightest

Thanks to the annual RCA Tennis Championships men's professional tennis tournament and its predecessor, the U.S. Open Clay Courts Championships, the IUPUI campus has hosted a host of tennis Hall of Famers, past, present and future. Among them:

  • Andre Agassi
  • Boris Becker
  • Jimmy Connors
  • Chris Evert
  • Yvonne Goolagong
  • Steffi Graf
  • Andrea Jaeger
  • Ivan Lendl
  • John McEnroe
  • Andy Roddick
  • Pete Sampras
Swimmers competing in the Natatorium
Swimmers from high-school students to olympians compete in meets at the Natatorium.

Swimmers, divers make a splash

Many of America's best — indeed, the world's best — swimmers and divers have tested their skills in national and international competitions held in the Natatorium at IUPUI, including U.S. Olympic Trials in swimming, in diving and in synchronized swimmings.

Among the top water sport stars who chased victory in the waters of the Natatorium:


  • Matt Biondi
  • Mark Bradshaw
  • Tracy Caulkins
  • Tom Dolan
  • Janet Evans
  • Rowdy Gaines
  • Gary Hall
  • Tom Jager
  • Mark Lenzi
  • Greg Louganis
  • Mary Meagher
  • Michael Phelps
  • Summer Sanders
  • Matt Scoggin
  • Jenny Thompson
  • Amy Van Dyken
Michael A. Carroll Stadium
Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium

Track & field stars run for glory

The Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium has hosted numerous national and international competitions, for organizations of all ages, highlighted by the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials. Some of the top-flight athletes who excelled in those events are;

  • Evelyn Ashford
  • Willie Banks
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Roger Kingdom
  • Carl Lewis
  • Edwin Moses
  • Larry Myricks
  • Butch Reynolds
  • Mary Decker Slaney