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Last modified: Sunday, June 9, 2013

IU president congratulates baseball team on historic first berth in College World Series

June 9, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued the following statement upon the IU baseball team earning a berth in the 2013 NCAA Men's College World Series, which will begin with Opening Celebration Day on Friday, June 14, in Omaha, Neb.

Kaufman Dedication

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie shakes hands with IU baseball coach Tracy Smith at the dedication of Bart Kaufman Field.

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"I join the entire university community in congratulating the IU baseball team for continuing its historic season with its first-ever trip to the College World Series.

"It is fitting that the baseball team's season for the ages would coincide with the opening of our superb new facility, Bart Kaufman Field, and we are all immensely proud of the team's accomplishments this year and the positive attention it has brought to the university.

"Winning the Super Regional on the same weekend that our standout high jumper Derek Drouin won his fifth national title adds an exclamation point to what has been one of the finest years for IU Athletics in recent memory.

"But, as coach Tracy Smith would say, there's more work to be done starting next weekend in Omaha. I, and IU fans everywhere, will be rooting on the Hoosiers as they swing for a national championship."