Track & Field

Lauryn Williams

 

  • Olympic gold medalist, 2012
  • Two-time Olympic silver medalist, 2004, 2014 (bobsled)
  • Three-time world championship gold medalist, 2005, 2007
  • Two-time world championship silver medalist, 2006, 2007
  • First American woman to medal at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games
  • WSF Athlete Advisory Panel

Sanya Richards-Ross

 

  • Four-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Three-time Olympian, 2004, 2008, 2012
  • Five-time World Championship gold medalist
  • Two-time World Championship silver medalist
  • NCAA Champion with the University of Texas
  • 2006 IAAF World Athlete of the Year and Jesse Owens Award winner
  • 2005 Visa Champion and Humanitarian Athlete of the Year

Mahagony Jones

 

  • First-team All-American at both the 2014 Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships
  • 2013 USTFCCCA Women’s Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of Year
  • Four-time medalist at the 2014 Outdoor Big Ten Championships
  • Three-time medalist at the 2014 Indoor Big Ten Championships
  • Two-time First-team All-Big Ten
  • 2015 WSF Travel & Training Fund grant recipient

Scout Bassett

 

  • Paralympian, 2016
  • Two-time World Championship bronze medalist, 2017
  • USA Paratriathlon National Team member
  • Four-time ITU Paratriathlon World Championships medalist
  • Four-time USA Paratriathlon National Championship medalist
  • Three-time runner-up at the Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship (2007, 2008, 2011) and was third in 2009
  • 2011 Endurance Live Awards Challenged Athlete of the Year
  • Travel & Training Fund Grant Recipient (2013)

Lillian Greene-Chamberlain, Ph.D

 

  • First U.S. national champion in the 800m
  • First African-American woman to represent the U.S. in the 400m and 800m in international competitions
  • Three-time U.S. national champion and American record holder
  • Pan American Games champion
  • Three-time U.S. All-American national team member
  • Named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America (2007)
  • Served on President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (2006-2008)
  • Former Women’s Sports Foundation Trustee

Tatyana McFadden

 

  • Five-time Paralympian
  • 17-time Paralympic medalist
  • 14-time World Champion
  • 21-time major Marathon champion
  • First person ever to complete a marathon Grand Slam by winning 2013 London, Boston, Chicago and New York Marathons
  • Repeated marathon Grand Slam victory in 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • WSF Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, 2015
  • World and American record holder
  • ESPY Best Female Athlete with a Disability, 2016
  • Forbes magazine: “30 Under 30” Class of 2017

Gail Devers

 

 

  • Five-time Olympian
  • Three-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Eight-time World Championship medalist
  • Five-time World Indoor Championship medalist
  • 10-time National Champion
  • Two-time Pan American Games champion
  • 1999 Visa U.S.A Track and Field Humanitarian Athlete of the Year
  • Three-time ESPY Award Winner for Best Female Track and Field Athlete
  • 1997 Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year
  • 1999 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award recipient

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

 

 

  • Four-time Olympian
  • Six-time Olympic medalist
  • Four-time World Championships gold medalist
  • Pan American Games gold medalist
  • World-record holder for heptathlon
  • Named by Sports Illustrated as the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century
  • International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame member
  • U.S.A Track and Field Hall of Fame member
  • 1984 Honda Broderick Cup recipient
  • Three-time Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year
  • 1996 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award recipient
  • Former Women’s Sports Foundation trustee