Landrum Bolling received Special Recognition from the Earlham College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. Quakers athletics thrived during his tenure.
Earlham realized its greatest era of success in men's basketball under future NBA coach Del Harris. The Quakers were 25-3 in 1967-68, ranking sixth in final NAIA poll. In 1970–71, Earlham posted a record of 24-5, and reached the NAIA national tournament.
The Quakers football team won 22 consecutive games from 1961-63, including an undefeated 8-0 season in 1962.
The Earlham men's soccer team earned a co-national championship in 1963 and two years later, the Quakers were national runners-up.
The Quakers men's volleyball team won an NAIA national title in 1969.
The 1963 Earlham men's cross country team competed in the NAIA National Championship meet.