Former Miami University great and Olympic Champion, Bill Mulliken, passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 74.
Mulliken will forever be remembered as one of the greatest athletes to wear the Red and White. One of the most talented and decorated athletes in Miami swimming history, Mulliken became the first swimmer inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1971.
In 1959, Mulliken won an NCAA and Olympic championship, both of which were firsts for a Miami athlete. The following year he won the Gold Medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy.
A nine-time Mid-American Conference champion, Mulliken set 15 Miami, MAC, American, NCAA and Olympic records during his tenure. Best known for setting the Miami, American, NCAA and Olympic record in the 200 breaststroke, Mulliken became only the third All-America swimmer from Miami.
Mulliken completed his degree at Miami before earning a law degree from Harvard Law School.