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Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women
Sports Illustrated for Women
magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time. She is on the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.[1] Joyner-Kersee is an active philanthropist in children's education, racial equality and women's rights.[2] She is a founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Foundation, which encourages young people in East St. Louis to pursue athletics and academics.[2] She partnered with Comcast
Comcast
to create the Internet Essentials program in 2011, which costs $9.95/month for low-income Americans and offers low-cost laptops and 40 hours/month of high-speed internet service. Since its inception, it has provided internet access to 4 million Americans.[2][3][4] Joyner-Kersee is one of the most famous athletes to have overcome severe asthma.[5]

Contents

1 Early life

1.1 UCLA 1.2 UCLA statistics

2 Competition

2.1 1984 Summer Olympics 2.2 1986 Goodwill Games 2.3 1988 Summer Olympics 2.4 1991 World Championships 2.5 1992 Summer Olympics 2.6 1996 Summer Olympics 2.7 Professional basketball career 2.8 1998 Goodwill Games 2.9 2000 Olympic Trials

3 Awards and honors 4 Current world records 5 Personal bests 6 Acting Career 7 Personal life 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life[edit] Jacqueline Joyner was born March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois, and was named after Jackie Kennedy. As a high school athlete at East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School, she qualified for the finals in the long jump at the 1980 Olympic Trials, finishing 8th behind another high schooler, Carol Lewis.[6] She was inspired to compete in multi-disciplinary track & field events after seeing a 1975 made-for-TV movie about Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias. Didrikson, the trackster, basketball player, and pro golfer, was chosen the "Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century. Fifteen years later, Sports Illustrated for Women
Sports Illustrated for Women
magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of all time, just ahead of Zaharias.

UCLA[edit] Joyner-Kersee attended college at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she starred in both track & field and in women's basketball from 1980-1985. She was a starter in her forward position for each of her first three seasons (1980–81, 81-82, and 82-83) as well as in her senior (fifth) year, 1984-1985. She had red-shirted during the 1983-1984 academic year to concentrate on the heptathlon for the 1984 Summer Olympics. She scored 1,167 points during her collegiate career, which places her 19th all time for the Bruins games.[7] The Bruins advanced to the West Regional semi-finals of the 1985 NCAA
NCAA
Women's Division I Basketball Tournament before losing to eventual runner-up Georgia.[7] She was honored on February 21, 1998 as one of the 15 greatest players in UCLA women's basketball.[8] In April 2001, Joyner-Kersee was voted the "Top Woman Collegiate Athlete of the Past 25 Years." The vote was conducted among the 976 NCAA
NCAA
member schools.[9]

UCLA statistics[edit] Source[10]

Legend

  GP

Games played

  GS 

Games started

 MPG 

Minutes per game

 FG% 

Field goal percentage

 3P% 

3-point field goal percentage

 FT% 

Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG 

Rebounds per game

 APG 

Assists per game

 SPG 

Steals per game

 BPG 

Blocks per game

 PPG 

Points per game

 Bold 

Career high

Year

Team

GP

Points

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

1984-85

UCLA

29

368

46.5%

45.9%

9.1

1.4

2.1

0.1

12.7

1982-83

UCLA

28

246

41.4%

65.7%

5.6

1.8

1.0

0.2

8.8

1981-82

UCLA

30

239

38.1%

67.7%

5.8

2.3

1.3

0.1

8.0

1980-81

UCLA

34

314

50.6%

63.3%

4.6

2.3

1.2

0.0

9.2

Career Basketball

UCLA

121

1167

44.4%

58.5%

6.2

2.0

1.4

0.1

9.6

Competition[edit]

This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Jackie Joyner-Kersee" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (March 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) 1984 Summer Olympics[edit] Joyner-Kersee competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics
1984 Summer Olympics
in Los Angeles and won the silver medal in the heptathlon. She was the favorite heading into the event, but finished 5 points behind Australian
Australian
Glynis Nunn.

1986 Goodwill Games[edit] Joyner-Kersee was the first woman to score over 7,000 points in a heptathlon event (during the 1986 Goodwill Games). In 1986, she received the James E. Sullivan Award
James E. Sullivan Award
as the top amateur athlete in the United States.

1988 Summer Olympics[edit] In the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
in Seoul, Korea, Joyner-Kersee earned gold medals in both the heptathlon and the long jump. At the 1988 Games in Seoul, she set the still-standing heptathlon world record of 7,291 points. The silver and bronze medalists were Sabine John
Sabine John
and Anke Vater-Behmer, both of whom were representing East Germany. Five days later, Joyner-Kersee won her second gold medal, leaping to an Olympic record of 7.40 m (24 ft 3 1⁄4 in) in the long jump. She was the first American woman to earn a gold medal in long jump as well as the first American woman to earn a gold medal in heptathlon.

1991 World Championships[edit] Joyner-Kersee was everyone's favorite to retain both her World titles earned four years earlier in Rome. However, her challenge was dramatically halted when, having won the long jump easily with a 7.32 m (24 ft 1⁄4 in) jump no one would beat, she slipped on the take off board and careened head first into the pit, avoiding serious injury. She did, however, strain a hamstring, which led to her having to pull out of the heptathlon during the 200 m at the end of the first day.

1992 Summer Olympics[edit] In the 1992 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
in Barcelona, Spain, Joyner-Kersee earned her second Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon. She also won the bronze medal in the long jump which was won by her friend Heike Drechsler of Germany.

1996 Summer Olympics[edit] At the Olympic Trials, Joyner-Kersee sustained an injury to her right hamstring. When the 1996 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics
in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
began, Joyner-Kersee was not fully recovered by the time the heptathlon started. After running the first event, the 100 m hurdles, the pain was unbearable and she withdrew. She was able to recover well enough to compete in the long jump and qualify for the final, but was in sixth place in the final with one jump remaining. Her final jump of 7.00 m (22 ft 11 1⁄2 in) was long enough for her to win the bronze medal. The Atlanta Olympics would be the last Olympics of Joyner-Kersee's long competitive career.

Professional basketball career[edit] In 1996 Joyner-Kersee signed on to play pro basketball for the Richmond Rage of the fledgling American Basketball League. Although she was very popular with the fans, she was less successful on the court. She appeared in only 17 games, and scored no more than 15 points in any game.

1998 Goodwill Games[edit] Returning to track, Joyner-Kersee won the heptathlon again at the 1998 Goodwill Games, scoring 6,502 points.

2000 Olympic Trials[edit] Two years after retiring, Joyner-Kersee tried to qualify to compete in the long jump at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team after finishing in sixth at 21-10 ¾ at the Olympic Trials.[11]

Awards and honors[edit] Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
in 1996 book signing. 1986 James E. Sullivan Award 1986 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
Award[12] 1987 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
Award[12] 1997 Jack Kelly Fair Play Award[13] 2000 St. Louis Walk of Fame
St. Louis Walk of Fame
inductee.[14] 2005 was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State's highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in the area of Sports.[15] 2010 NCAA
NCAA
Silver Anniversary Awards honoree. 2011 Dick Enberg
Dick Enberg
Award, College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA) Since 1981, the Jesse Owens Award
Jesse Owens Award
is given by USATF (and before its renaming, TAC) the United States' track and field "athlete of the year." In 1996, the award was split to be given to the top athlete of each gender. In 2013, the Female award was renamed the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award.

Current world records[edit] As of August 2016[update], Joyner-Kersee holds the world record in heptathlon along with the top six all-time best results whilst her long jump record of 7.49 m is second on the long jump all-time list. In addition to heptathlon and long jump, she was a world class athlete in 100 m hurdles
100 m hurdles
and 200 meters
200 meters
being as of June 2006[update] in top 60 all time in those events. Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
voted her the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. Joyner-Kersee has consistently maintained that she has competed throughout her career without performance-enhancing drugs.[16][17]

Personal bests[edit]

Performances table during the world record in 1988

Event

Performance

Wind

Points

Notes

100 metres hurdles 12.69 s +0.5 m/s 1172

Long jump 7.27 m +0.7 m/s 1264 Heptathlon
Heptathlon
Best; highest score for a single event

High jump 1.86 m

1054

200 m 22.56 s +1.6 m/s 1123

Shot put 15.80 m

915

Javelin throw 45.66 m

776

800 m 2 min 8.51 s

987 PB

Total

7291 WR

Personal bests 

100 metres hurdles : 12.61 s Long jump : 7.49 m (still currently #2 all time, 3 cm behind the world record and she did it twice) High jump : 1.93 m 200 m : 22.30 s Shot put : 16.84 m Javelin throw : 50.12 m 800 m : 2 min 8.51 s Acting Career[edit] In 2000, Kersee played herself in an episode of The Jersey
The Jersey
called "Legacy"[18]where Nick Lighter (played by Michael Galeota) uses a magical jersey by jumping into her body as he is coached by her husband (played by Bob Kersee) on how to put the shot for a track and field competition.

Personal life[edit] Jackie's brother is the Olympic champion triple jumper Al Joyner, who was married to another Olympic track champion, Florence Griffith Joyner. Jackie married her track coach, Bob Kersee, in 1986.[19] In 1988, Joyner-Kersee established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which provides youth, adults, and families with athletic lessons and the resources to improve their quality of life with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois. In 2007, Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Mia Hamm, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization that helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[20]

References[edit]

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^ a b c Brunner, Jeryl. "Legendary Track and Field Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee Shares The Best Advice She's Ever Gotten". Forbes. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

^ "Four million low-income Americans have crossed the digital divide through Comcast's Internet Essentials program". www.insightnews.com. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

^ "Miami's low-income seniors and youth to benefit as Comcast
Comcast
expands Internet access". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

^ "Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Living with Asthma". MedlinePlus the Magazine. 6 (3): 9. Fall 2011.

^ Hyman, Richard S. (2008) The History of the United State Olympic Trials Track & Field. USA Track & Field

^ a b Usc Women's Basketball 2009-2010 Media guide - Copy available at UCLABRUINS.COM

^ UCLA Women's Basketball 2006-2007 Media guide - Copy available at UCLABRUINS.COM

^ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Is Named The 'Top Woman Collegiate Athlete Of The Past 25 Years Archived November 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, April 25, 2001. UCLA Bruins official Athletic site

^ "UCLA Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2017.

^ Longman, Jere (July 17, 2000). "After two fouls, it's clear sailing for Jones". New York Times.

^ a b Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
Award. usatf.org

^ "Jack Kelly Fair Play Recipients". TeamUSA.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016.

^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. " St. Louis Walk of Fame
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Inductees". stlouiswalkoffame.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013.

^ "Laureates by Year - The Lincoln Academy of Illinois". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved March 7, 2016.

^ Kersee, Jackie Joyner Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine By LaTasha Chaffin Graduate Student, Grand Valley State University.

^ Joyner-Kersee, Jackie, and Sonja Steptoe. A Kind of Grace . New York: Warner Brothers Books, 1997. ISBN 0-446-52248-1.

^ " The Jersey
The Jersey
Season 1 Legacy (via TV.Com)". Retrieved August 21, 2018.

^ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Archived September 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference

^ "Athletes for Hope". Athletes for Hope. Retrieved April 11, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

Lansbury, Jennifer H. A Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America. , 2014. Print. External links[edit]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
at IAAF USA Track and Field bio Jackie Joyner-Kersee's U.S. Olympic Team bio The Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation, founded by Jackie and her husband.

Records

Preceded byHeike Drechsler

Women's Long Jump World Record Holderequalled the 7.45 mark by Heike DrechslerAugust 13, 1987 — June 11, 1988

Succeeded byGalina Chistyakova

Preceded bySabine John

Women's Heptathlon
Heptathlon
World Record HolderJuly 7, 1986 –

Succeeded byIncumbent

Awards and achievements

Preceded byMarita KochWang Junxia

Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year1986–19871994

Succeeded byFlorence Griffith-JoynerSonia O'Sullivan

Preceded byMartina Navratilova

Flo Hyman Memorial Award1988

Succeeded byEvelyn Ashford

Sporting positions

Preceded bySabine JohnLarisa Nikitina

Women's Heptathlon
Heptathlon
Best Year Performance1984–19881990–1993

Succeeded byLarisa NikitinaHeike Drechsler

Preceded byHeike Drechsler

Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance198719941996

Succeeded byGalina ChistyakovaHeike DrechslerLyudmila Galkina

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vteOlympic champions in women's long jump 1948  Olga Gyarmati (HUN) 1952  Yvette Williams (NZL) 1956  Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL) 1960  Vera Krepkina (URS) 1964  Mary Rand (GBR) 1968  Viorica Viscopoleanu (ROU) 1972  Heide Rosendahl (FRG) 1976  Angela Voigt (GDR) 1980  Tatyana Kolpakova (URS) 1984  Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu (ROU) 1988  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 1992  Heike Drechsler (GER) 1996  Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 2000  Heike Drechsler (GER) 2004  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 2008  Maurren Maggi (BRA) 2012  Brittney Reese (USA) 2016  Tianna Bartoletta (USA)

vte IAAF World Championships in Athletics
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
champions in women's heptathlon 1983: Ramona Neubert (GDR) 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(USA) 1991: Sabine Braun (GER) 1993: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(USA) 1995: Ghada Shouaa (SYR) 1997: Sabine Braun (GER) 1999: Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber
(FRA) 2001: Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) 2003: Carolina Klüft
Carolina Klüft
(SWE) 2005: Carolina Klüft
Carolina Klüft
(SWE) 2007: Carolina Klüft
Carolina Klüft
(SWE) 2009: Jessica Ennis (GBR) 2011: Jessica Ennis (GBR) 2013: Hanna Melnychenko
Hanna Melnychenko
(UKR) 2015: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill
(GBR) 2017: Nafissatou Thiam
Nafissatou Thiam
(BEL)

vte IAAF World Championships in Athletics
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
champions in women's long jump 1983: Heike Daute (GDR) 1987 – 1991: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(USA) 1993: Heike Drechsler
Heike Drechsler
(GER) 1995: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 1997: Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 1999: Niurka Montalvo (ESP) 2001: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 2003: Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber
(FRA) 2005: Tianna Madison (USA) 2007: Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Lebedeva
(RUS) 2009 – 2013: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA) 2015: Tianna Bartoletta
Tianna Bartoletta
(USA) 2017: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA)

vte Pan American Games
Pan American Games
champions in women's long jump 1951: Betty Kretschmer (CHI) 1955: Not held 1959: Annie Smith (USA) 1963: Willye White
Willye White
(USA) 1967: Irene Martínez (CUB) 1971: Brenda Eisler (CAN) 1975: Ana Alexander (CUB) 1979–1983: Kathy McMillan (USA) 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(USA) 1991: Diane Guthrie-Gresham (JAM) 1995: Niurka Montalvo (CUB) 1999: Maurren Maggi
Maurren Maggi
(BRA) 2003: Alice Falaiye (CAN) 2007–2011: Maurren Maggi
Maurren Maggi
(BRA) 2015: Christabel Nettey
Christabel Nettey
(CAN) 2019: Chantel Malone
Chantel Malone
(IVB)

vteUS National Championship winners in women's long jump1923–1979Amateur Athletic Union 1923: Helen Dinnehey 1924: Dorothy Walsh 1925: Helen Filkey 1926: Nellie Todd 1927: Eleanor Egg 1928: Elta Cartwright 1929: Nellie Todd 1930: Stella Walsh 1931: Babe Didrikson 1932: Nellie Todd 1933: Genevieve Valvoda 1934: Not held 1935: Etta Tate 1936: Mable Smith 1937–8: Lula Hymes 1939: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lula Mae Hymes 1940–41: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lucy Newell 1942–45: Stella Walsh (POL) * Rowena Harrison 1946: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lillian Young 1947: Lillie Purifoy 1948: Stella Walsh (POL) * Lillian Young 1949–50: Mabel Landry 1951: Stella Walsh (POL) * Nancy Phillips 1952–3: Mabel Landry 1954–5: Nancy Phillips 1956–9: Margaret Mathews 1960–2: Willye White 1963: Edith McGuire 1964–6: Willye White 1967: Pat Connolly 1968–70: Willye White 1971: Kim Attlesey 1972: Willye White 1973–75: Martha Watson 1976: Kathy McMillan 1977–8: Jodi Anderson 1979: Kathy McMillan 1980–1992The Athletics Congress 1980–1: Jodi Anderson 1982–3: Carol Lewis 1984: Shonel Ferguson (BAH) 1985–6: Carol Lewis 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988: Sheila Echols 1989: Claire Connor 1990–2: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1993–presentUSA Track & Field 1993–6OT: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1997–8: Marion Jones 1999: Dawn Burrell 2000OT: Marion Jones 2001: Jenny Adams 2002: Brianna Glenn 2003: Grace Upshaw 2004OT: Marion Jones 2005: Grace Upshaw 2006: Rose Richmond 2007: Grace Upshaw 2008OT–12OT: Brittney Reese 2013: Janay DeLoach Soukup 2014: Brittney Reese 2015: Tianna Bartoletta 2016OT: Brittney Reese 2017: Tianna Bartoletta 2018: Sha'Keela Saunders 2019: Brittney Reese Notes OT: Since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials in Olympic years, otherwise held as a discrete event.

vteUS National Championship winners in women's pentathlon and heptathlon1950–1979Amateur Athletic Union 1950–4: Stanisława Walasiewicz 1955–6: Barbara Mueller 1957–9: Ann Roniger 1960: Jo Ann Terry 1961–7: Pat Daniels 1968: Chi Cheng (TPE) 1969: Jan Glotzer 1970: Pat Daniels 1971: Marilyn King 1972–3: Jane Frederick 1974: Mitzi McMillan 1975–6: Jane Frederick 1977: Linda Cornelius 1978: Modupe Oshikoya (NGR) 1979: Jane Frederick 1980–1992The Athletics Congress 1980: Themis Zambrzycki (BRA) 1981: Jane Frederick 1982: Jackie Joyner 1983: Jane Frederick 1984: Cindy Greiner 1985–6: Jane Frederick 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988: Sheila Tarr 1989: Jolanda Jones 1990: Cindy Greiner 1991–2: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1993-onwardsUSA Track & Field 1993: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1994: Kym Carter 1995: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1996–8: Kelly Blair LaBounty 1999: Shelia Burrell 2000–1: DeDee Nathan 2002–4: Shelia Burrell 2005: Hyleas Fountain 2006: GiGi Johnson 2007–8: Hyleas Fountain 2009: Diana Pickler 2010: Hyleas Fountain 2011: Sharon Day-Monroe 2012: Hyleas Fountain 2013–4: Sharon Day-Monroe 2015–6: Barbara Nwaba 2017: Kendell Williams 2018–19: Erica Bougard Notes Held as a women's pentathlon from 1950 to 1980 Since 1992 the championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event.

vteUS National Championship winners in women's 100-meter hurdles1923–1979Amateur Athletic Union 1923–4: Hazel Kirk 1925–9: Helen Filkey 1930: Evelyne Hall 1931–2: Babe Didrikson 1933: Simone Schaller 1934: Not held 1935: Jean Hiller 1936: Anne O'Brien 1937: Cora Gaines 1938–9: Marie Cortell 1940: Sybil Cooper 1941: Lelia Perry 1942: Lillie Purifoy 1943: Nancy Cowperthwaite 1944–5: Lillie Purifoy 1946–7: Nancy Cowperthwaite 1948–9: Bernice Robinson 1950: Evelyn Lawler 1951: Nancy C. Phillips 1952: Constance Darnowski 1953: Nancy Phillips 1954: Constance Darnowski 1955 Bertha Diaz (CUB) * Barbara Mueller 1956 Bertha Diaz (CUB) * Shirley Eckel 1957: Shirley Crowder 1958: Not held 1959: Shirley Crowder 1960: JoAnn Grissom 1961–2: Cherrie Parrish 1963–4: Rosie Bonds 1965–6: Cherrie Sherrard 1967–8: Mamie Rallins 1969: Chi Cheng (TPE) * Mamie Rallins 1970: Mamie Rallins 1971: Patty Johnson 1972: Mamie Rallins 1973–4: Patty Johnson 1975–6: Jane Frederick 1977: Patty Van Wolvelaere 1978–9: Deby LaPlante 1980–1992The Athletics Congress 1980–2: Stephanie Hightower 1983: Benita Fitzgerald 1984: Stephanie Hightower 1985: Rhonda Blanford 1986: Benita Fitzgerald-Brown 1987: LaVonna Martin 1988: Kim McKenzie 1989: Lynda Tolbert 1990: LaVonna Martin 1991–2: Gail Devers 1993–presentUSA Track & Field 1993: Lynda Tolbert 1994: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1995–6: Gail Devers 1997: Melissa Morrison 1998: Cheryl Dickey 1999–2004: Gail Devers 2005: Michelle Perry 2006–7: Virginia Powell 2008: Lolo Jones 2009: Dawn Harper 2010: Lolo Jones 2011: Kellie Wells 2012: Dawn Harper 2013: Brianna Rollins 2014–5: Dawn Harper
Dawn Harper
Nelson 2016: Brianna Rollins 2017–9: Kendra Harrison Notes OT: 1932, and since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials in Olympic years, otherwise held as a discrete event. Distance:The event was over 60 yards until 1928, 80 meters 1929-1968

vte1984 USA Olympic Track & Field TeamQualification1984 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)Men's track & road athletes Ray Armstead Alonzo Babers Kirk Baptiste Ron Brown Tonie Campbell Don Clary Paul Cummings Brian Diemer Marco Evoniuk Greg Foster Sam Graddy Johnny Gray John Gregorek Danny Harris Tranel Hawkins Jim Heiring Thomas Jefferson Earl Jones Roger Kingdom Steve Lacy Carl Lewis Henry Marsh John Marshall Antonio McKay Walter McCoy Edwin Moses Sunder Nix Daniel O'Connor Vince O'Sullivan Doug Padilla Pete Pfitzinger Pat Porter Alberto Salazar Carl Schueler Steve Scott Calvin Smith Willie Smith Jim Spivey John Tuttle Craig Virgin Men's field athletes Duncan Atwood Willie Banks Earl Bell Tim Bright Edward Burke Art Burns Michael Carter Mike Conley Sr. John Crist Milton Goode Bill Green Al Joyner Dave Laut Carl Lewis Jud Logan Doug Lytle Mike McRae Larry Myricks Doug Nordquist Tom Petranoff John Powell Steve Roller Dwight Stones Mike Tully Mac Wilkins Augie Wolf Jim Wooding Women's track & road athletes Evelyn Ashford Sharrieffa Barksdale Joan Benoit Jeanette Bolden Cindy Bremser Valerie Brisco-Hooks Alice Brown Judi Brown Julie Brown Robin Campbell Chandra Cheeseborough Mary Decker Diane Dixon Benita Fitzgerald-Brown Kim Gallagher Randy Givens Florence Griffith Joyner Joan Hansen Denean Howard Sherri Howard Julie Isphording Missy Kane Lillie Leatherwood Pam Page Diana Richburg Kim Turner Angela Wright-Scott Ruth Wysocki Women's field athletes Jodi Anderson Carol Cady Laura De Snoo Leslie Deniz Cindy Greiner Lorna Griffin Joni Huntley Jackie Joyner Carol Lewis Ramona Pagel Louise Ritter Karin Smith Pam Spencer Lynda Sutfin Cathy Sulinski Angela Thacker Coaches— vte1988 USA Olympic Track & Field TeamQualification 1988 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field) Men's track & road athletes Brian Abshire Jeff Atkinson Tracy Baskin Bruce Bickford Arthur Blake Terry Brahm Tonie Campbell Mark Conover Mark Deady Joe DeLoach Brian Diemer Danny Everett Mark Everett Marco Evoniuk Ed Eyestone Johnny Gray Jim Heiring Andy Kaestner Roger Kingdom Carl Lewis Steve Lewis Tim Lewis Sydney Maree Henry Marsh Roy Martin Antonio McKay (r) Lee McNeill (r) Dennis Mitchell Gary Morgan Edwin Moses Doug Padilla Pete Pfitzinger Andre Phillips Steve Plasencia Pat Porter Butch Reynolds Albert Robinson (r) Kevin Robinzine (r) Carl Schueler Steve Scott Calvin Smith Andrew Valmon (r) Kevin Young Men's field athletes Willie Banks Randy Barnes Earl Bell Tim Bright Mike Buncic Robert Cannon Hollis Conway Brian Crouser Lance Deal Jim Doehring Ken Flax Randy Heisler Jim Howard Dave Johnson Gary Kinder Carl Lewis Jud Logan Larry Myricks Billy Olson Tom Petranoff Mike Powell Charles Simpkins Brian Stanton Dave Stephens Gregg Tafralis Kory Tarpenning Mac Wilkins Women's track & road athletes Evelyn Ashford Valerie Brisco Alice Brown (r) Joetta Clark Gail Devers-Roberts Nancy Ditz Diane Dixon Sheila Echols (r) Kim Gallagher Margaret Groos Denean Howard-Hill Sherri Howard (r) Vicki Huber Jacqueline Humphrey Regina Jacobs Lynn Jennings Florence Griffith Joyner Francie Larrieu-Smith Lillie Leatherwood (r) Pam Marshall LaVonna Martin Leslie Maxie Lynn Nelson Cathy O'Brien PattiSue Plumer LaTanya Sheffield Mary Decker
Mary Decker
Slaney Gwen Torrence Delisa Walton-Floyd Schowonda Williams Dannette Young (r) Women's field athletes Wendy Brown Carol Cady Bonnie Dasse Sheila Echols Cindy Greiner Jackie Joyner-Kersee Trish King Carol Lewis Donna Mayhew Ramona Pagel Connie Price Louise Ritter Karin Smith Coleen Sommer Lynda Sutfin Coaches Stan Huntsman (men's head coach) Dean Hayes (men's assistant coach) Irving "Moon" Mondschein (men's assistant coach) Tom Pagani (men's assistant coach) Russ Rogers (men's assistant coach) Joe Vigil (men's assistant coach) Terry Crawford (women's head coach) Ken Foreman (women's assistant coach) Dave Rodda (women's assistant coach) Fred Thompson (women's assistant coach)

vte1992 USA Olympic Track & Field TeamQualification 1992 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field) Men's track & road athletes Michael Bates Arthur Blake Leroy Burrell Mark Croghan Tony Dees Brian Diemer Danny Everett Mark Everett Marco Evoniuk Ed Eyestone Johnny Gray Darnell Hall (r) Terrance Herrington Steve Holman Allen James Chip Jenkins James Jett (r) Michael Johnson Bob Kempainen Bob Kennedy Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis
(r) Steve Lewis Daniel Lopez Michael Marsh Dennis Mitchell McClinton Neal Herm Nelson José Parrilla David Patrick Jack Pierce Steve Plasencia Aaron Ramirez Reuben Reina Carl Schueler Steve Spence Jim Spivey John Trautmann Andrew Valmon (r) Quincy Watts Todd Williams Mark Witherspoon Kevin Young Men's field athletes Charles Austin Ron Backes Mike Barnett Brian Blutreich Tim Bright Mike Buncic Mike Conley Hollis Conway Brian Crouser Lance Deal Jim Doehring Ken Flax Joe Greene Dave Johnson Carl Lewis Jud Logan Aric Long Rob Muzzio Darrin Plab Mike Powell Tom Pukstys Charles Simpkins Mike Stulce Kory Tarpenning John Tillman Dave Volz Anthony Washington Women's track & road athletes Evelyn Ashford Tonja Buford Joetta Clark Gwynneth Coogan Gail Devers Sandra Farmer-Patrick Michelle Finn Carlette Guidry Suzy Hamilton Victoria Herazo Denean Hill (r) Regina Jacobs Julie Jenkins Lynn Jennings Esther Jones (r) Natasha Kaiser Janis Klecker Francie Larrieu-Smith Debbi Lawrence LaVonna Martin Jearl Miles Cathy O'Brien Annette Peters PattiSue Plumer Meredith Rainey Michelle Rohl Shelly Steely Rochelle Stevens Judi St. Hilaire Lynda Tolbert Gwen Torrence Janeene Vickers Dannette Young (r) Women's field athletes Paula Berry Kym Carter Sharon Couch Bonnie Dasse Pam Dukes Sheila Echols Carla Garrett Cindy Greiner Tanya Hughes Jackie Joyner-Kersee Donna Mayhew Penny Neer Ramona Pagel Connie Price-Smith Sue Rembao Amber Welty Coaches Mel Rosen (men's head coach) Harry Groves (men's assistant coach) Erv Hunt (men's assistant coach) Ed Jacoby (men's assistant coach) Bill Moultrie (men's assistant coach) Fred Samara (men's assistant coach) Barbara Jacket (women's head coach) Dorothy Doolittle (women's assistant coach) Lance Harter (women's assistant coach) Bert Lyle (women's assistant coach)

vte1996 USA Olympic Track & Field TeamQualification1996 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)Men's track & road athletes Derrick Adkins Brad Barquist Keith Brantly Bryan Bronson Andrzej Chylinski Curt Clausen Mark Coogan Mark Crear Mark Croghan Calvin Davis Marc Davis Jon Drummond Robert Gary Johnny Gray Matt Giusto Tim Harden Alvin Harrison Brian Hyde Allen James Allen Johnson Michael Johnson Bob Kempainen Bob Kennedy Michael Marsh Anthuan Maybank Dan Middleman Derek Mills Dennis Mitchell Tim Montgomery Herm Nelson José Parrilla Jason Pyrah Butch Reynolds Brandon Rock Jason Rouser Lamont Smith Jim Spivey Eugene Swift Jeff Williams Todd Williams Men's field athletes Charles Austin Randy Barnes Ed Broxterman Mike Conley Sr. Lance Deal Steve Fritz John Godina Joe Greene Kenny Harrison Jeff Hartwig Robert Howard Chris Huffins Scott Huffman C. J. Hunter Lawrence Johnson Carl Lewis Kevin McMahon Dan O'Brien Ken Popejoy Mike Powell Tom Pukstys Todd Riech Adam Setliff Dave Stephens Anthony Washington Cameron Wright Women's track & road athletes Olga Appell Kim Batten Tonja Buford-Bailey Joetta Clark Gail Devers Sandra Farmer-Patrick Suzy Favor Hamilton Kate Fonshell Chryste Gaines Kim Graham Carlette Guidry Juli Henner Victoria Herazo D'Andre Hill Vicki Huber Regina Jacobs Lynn Jennings Anne Marie Lauck Debbi Lawrence Maicel Malone Jearl Miles Inger Miller Joan Nesbit Meredith Rainey Michelle Rohl Amy Rudolph Mary Slaney Linda Somers Jenny Spangler Rochelle Stevens Lynda Tolbert-Goode Gwen Torrence Linetta Wilson Dannette Young Women's field athletes Amy Acuff Valeyta Althouse Lacy Barnes-Mileham Kelly Blair Nicole Carroll Sharon Hanson Aretha Hill Sheila Hudson Jackie Joyner-Kersee Diana Orrange Ramona Pagel Suzy Powell Connie Price-Smith Cynthea Rhodes Connie Teaberry Marieke Veltman Tisha Waller Erica Wheeler Shana Williams Coaches— vte IAAF World Athlete of the Year
IAAF World Athlete of the Year
(women) Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner
(1988) Ana Fidelia Quirot (1989) Merlene Ottey
Merlene Ottey
(1990) Katrin Krabbe
Katrin Krabbe
(1991) Heike Henkel
Heike Henkel
(1992) Sally Gunnell
Sally Gunnell
(1993) Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(1994) Gwen Torrence (1995) Svetlana Masterkova (1996) Marion Jones
Marion Jones
(1997–98) Gabriela Szabo
Gabriela Szabo
(1999) Marion Jones
Marion Jones
(2000) Stacy Dragila
Stacy Dragila
(2001) Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe
(2002) Hestrie Cloete (2003) Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva
(2004–05) Sanya Richards (2006) Meseret Defar
Meseret Defar
(2007) Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva
(2008) Sanya Richards (2009) Blanka Vlašić
Blanka Vlašić
(2010) Sally Pearson
Sally Pearson
(2011) Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix
(2012) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
(2013) Valerie Adams
Valerie Adams
(2014) Genzebe Dibaba
Genzebe Dibaba
(2015) Almaz Ayana
Almaz Ayana
(2016) Nafissatou Thiam
Nafissatou Thiam
(2017) Caterine Ibargüen
Caterine Ibargüen
(2018)

vteSporting News Sportsman/Pro Athlete of the Year 1968: Denny McLain 1969: Tom Seaver 1970: John Wooden 1971: Lee Trevino 1972: Charlie Finley 1973: O. J. Simpson 1974: Lou Brock 1975: Archie Griffin 1976: Larry O'Brien 1977: Steve Cauthen 1978: Ron Guidry 1979: Willie Stargell 1980: George Brett 1981: Wayne Gretzky 1982: Whitey Herzog 1983: Bowie Kuhn 1984: Peter Ueberroth 1985: Pete Rose 1986: Larry Bird 1987: None 1988: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1989: Joe Montana 1990: Nolan Ryan 1991: Michael Jordan 1992: Mike Krzyzewski 1993: Cito Gaston
Cito Gaston
& Pat Gillick 1994: Emmitt Smith 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. 1996: Joe Torre 1997: Mark McGwire 1998: Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire
& Sammy Sosa 1999: New York Yankees 2000: Marshall Faulk
Marshall Faulk
& Kurt Warner 2001: Curt Schilling 2002: Tyrone Willingham 2003: Dick Vermeil
Dick Vermeil
& Jack McKeon 2004: Tom Brady 2005: Matt Leinart 2006: Dwyane Wade 2007: Tom Brady 2008: Eli Manning 2009: Mariano Rivera 2010: Roy Halladay 2011: Aaron Rodgers 2012: LeBron James

vte James E. Sullivan Award
James E. Sullivan Award
winners 1930: Jones 1931: Berlinger 1932: Bausch 1933: Cunningham 1934: Bonthron 1935: Little 1936: Morris 1937: Budge 1938: Lash 1939: Burk 1940: Rice 1941: MacMitchell 1942: Warmerdam 1943: Dodds 1944: Curtis 1945: Blanchard 1946: Tucker 1947: Kelly Jr. 1948: Mathias 1949: Button 1950: Wilt 1951: Richards 1952: Ashenfelter 1953: Lee 1954: Whitfield 1955: Dillard 1956: McCormick 1957: Morrow 1958: Davis 1959: O'Brien 1960: R. Johnson 1961: Rudolph 1962: Beatty 1963: Pennel 1964: Schollander 1965: Bradley 1966: Ryun 1967: Matson 1968: Meyer 1969: Toomey 1970: Kinsella 1971: Spitz 1972: Shorter 1973: Walton 1974: Wohlhuter 1975: Shaw 1976: Jenner 1977: Naber 1978: Caulkins 1979: Thomas 1980: Heiden 1981: Lewis 1982: Decker 1983: Moses 1984: Louganis 1985: Benoit 1986: Joyner-Kersee 1987: Abbott 1988: Griffith Joyner 1989: Evans 1990: Smith 1991: Powell 1992: Blair 1993: Ward 1994: Jansen 1995: Baumgartner 1996: M. Johnson 1997: Manning 1998: Holdsclaw 1999: C. Miller & K. Miller 2000: Gardner 2001: Kwan 2002: Hughes 2003: Phelps 2004: Hamm 2005: Redick 2006: Long 2007: Tebow 2008: S. Johnson 2009: Palmeiro-Winters 2010: Lysacek 2011: Rodriguez 2012: Franklin 2013: Urschel 2014: Elliott 2015: Stewart & Reynolds 2016: Carlini 2017: Snyder 2018: Plummer

vteIAAF Hall of Fame Jesse Owens Abebe Bikila Paavo Nurmi Sergey Bubka Sebastian Coe Carl Lewis Emil Zátopek Al Oerter Adhemar da Silva Edwin Moses Fanny Blankers-Koen Betty Cuthbert Jackie Joyner-Kersee Wang Junxia Irena Szewińska1 Michael Johnson2 Dan O'Brien2 Babe Zaharias2 Alberto Juantorena3 Kip Keino4 Peter Snell5 Vladimir Golubnichiy6 Iolanda Balaș7 Stefka Kostadinova7 Harrison Dillard8 Marjorie Jackson8 Hannes Kolehmainen8 Natalya Lisovskaya8 Svetlana Masterkova8 Noureddine Morceli8 Parry O'Brien8 Marie-José Pérec8 Viktor Saneyev8 Yuriy Sedykh8 Daley Thompson8 Grete Waitz8 Valeriy Brumel9 Glenn Davis9 Heike Drechsler9 Hicham El Guerrouj9 Marita Koch9 Robert Korzeniowski9 Jānis Lūsis9 Bob Mathias9 Wilma Rudolph9 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty9 Lasse Virén9 Cornelius Warmerdam9

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vteAssociated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1931: Helene Madison 1932: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1933: Helen Jacobs 1934: Virginia Van Wie 1935: Helen Wills 1936: Helen Stephens 1937: Katherine Rawls 1938: Patty Berg 1939: Alice Marble 1940: Alice Marble 1941: Betty Hicks 1942: Gloria Callen 1943: Patty Berg 1944: Ann Curtis 1945: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1946: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1947: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1948: Fanny Blankers-Koen 1949: Marlene Hagge 1950: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1951: Maureen Connolly 1952: Maureen Connolly 1953: Maureen Connolly 1954: Babe Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Zaharias 1955: Patty Berg 1956: Pat McCormick 1957: Althea Gibson 1958: Althea Gibson 1959: Maria Bueno 1960: Wilma Rudolph 1961: Wilma Rudolph 1962: Dawn Fraser 1963: Mickey Wright 1964: Mickey Wright 1965: Kathy Whitworth 1966: Kathy Whitworth 1967: Billie Jean King 1968: Peggy Fleming 1969: Debbie Meyer 1970: Chi Cheng 1971: Evonne Goolagong 1972: Olga Korbut 1973: Billie Jean King 1974: Chris Evert 1975: Chris Evert 1976: Nadia Comăneci 1977: Chris Evert 1978: Nancy Lopez 1979: Tracy Austin 1980: Chris Evert 1981: Tracy Austin 1982: Mary Decker 1983: Martina Navratilova 1984: Mary Lou Retton 1985: Nancy Lopez 1986: Martina Navratilova 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988: Florence Griffith Joyner 1989: Steffi Graf 1990: Beth Daniel 1991: Monica Seles 1992: Monica Seles 1993: Sheryl Swoopes 1994: Bonnie Blair 1995: Rebecca Lobo 1996: Amy Van Dyken 1997: Martina Hingis 1998: Pak Se-ri 1999: United States
United States
women's national soccer team 2000: Marion Jones 2001: Jennifer Capriati 2002: Serena Williams 2003: Annika Sörenstam 2004: Annika Sörenstam 2005: Annika Sörenstam 2006: Lorena Ochoa 2007: Lorena Ochoa 2008: Candace Parker 2009: Serena Williams 2010: Lindsey Vonn 2011: Abby Wambach 2012: Gabby Douglas 2013: Serena Williams 2014: Mo'ne Davis 2015: Serena Williams 2016: Simone Biles 2017: Katie Ledecky 2018: Serena Williams

vte NCAA
NCAA
Gerald R. Ford Award winners 2004: Hesburgh 2005: Friday 2006: Bayh & Wooden 2007: Grant 2008: Frank 2009: King 2010: Brand 2011: revoked* 2012: Summitt 2013: Lopiano 2014: Andrews 2015: Harrison 2016: Rice 2017: Hill 2018: Roberts 2019: Joyner-Kersee *Note: The 2011 Gerald R. Ford Award was originally awarded to Joe Paterno, but the NCAA
NCAA
later revoked the award after the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Authority control GND: 120402866 IAAF: 62683 ISNI: 0000 0000 8205 1143 LCCN: n91116841 NKC: xx0208923 SUDOC: 144135582 VIAF: 20511122 WorldCat Identities
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