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IU Athletics announces major gift from Andy Mohr

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Andy Mohr
Indiana Univeristy Athletics announced that it will officially name its new softball facility "Andy Mohr Field" in honor of a major gift from Mohr, CEO of Plainfield-based Andy Mohr Automotive Group, which was originally founded in Greencastle. The Indiana University Board of Trustees officially approved the name of the stadium when it met in December.

"Andy Mohr has been a long-time supporter of the IU Varsity Club," said Fred Glass, IU vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics. "This new and significant gift, combined with Andy's ongoing Varsity Club support speaks volumes about his commitment to the success of IU Athletics. We are incredibly grateful to Andy, and his wife Lorna, for helping us provide IU student-athletes with world-class resources and facilities. We could not be more thrilled to dedicate the new stadium this spring and formally name it in Andy's honor."

A first generation automobile dealer, Mohr founded his company in 1993 in Greencastle. Over the 20 years, Andy Mohr Automotive Group has grown to become one of the largest auto groups in the state of Indiana, representing 11 vehicle brands at nine locations in Indianapolis, Fishers, Plainfield, and Avon. Today, it employs over 700 people in central Indiana.

Having grown up in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Mohr earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

"Lorna and I could not be more excited about this gift to Indiana University, and we are truly humbled by the naming of the new stadium," said Mohr. "We look at this as an opportunity to give back to our alma mater and to see generations of student athlete's benefit. With 25 NCAA Championships, and countless Academic All-Americans, IU stands for excellence on and off the field and we value this opportunity to be a contributor to its continual level of success".

"Intercollegiate athletics are an integral part of the Indiana University experience and the generosity of alumni such as Andy Mohr play a critical role in allowing our student-athletes to compete and train in some of the finest facilities in the country," said Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. "We are especially pleased and grateful that Mr. Mohr has chosen to support women's athletics at IU through his naming gift for our new softball field, which will be a state of the art facility when it opens next spring."

Ground was broken on the complex May 7, 2012. Construction is scheduled for completion in time for the 2013 softball and baseball seasons. The new $19.8 million complex will replace Sembower Field and the IU Softball Field.