100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 44

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Olympic Medalists
A number of Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have gone on to compete in various Olympic games, including 41 Olympic medal winners. Twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Indiana swimmer Jim Montgomery who won three golds and a bronze at the 1976 Games in Quebec. Ohio State women's basketball player Katie Smith won three straight gold medals in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games, while four men's basketball players have earned gold medals, including Indiana's Steve Alford (1984), Iowa's Charles Darling (1956) and Ohio State's Jerry Lucas (1960) and Bill Hosket (1968).   

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