Carmelita JeterSpecial Guest AppearanceShe will be taking pictures and signing autographs Saturday July 8th from 10:00am to 12:00pmA three-time Olympic Medalist and six-time All-America honoree
, Cal State Dominguez Hills alumnae Carmelita Jeter begins her first season as an assistant coach for the Toros' track and field team.
Named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Track and Field Hall of Fame in May this year and to the California Collegiate Athletic Association's inaugural Hall of Fame class during the CCAA's 75th Anniversary on April 30, 2014, Jeter earned her first All-America honor n 2000, two in 2002 and her final three in 2003.
Jeter finished NCAA runner-up three times at 100 meters and won seven total CCAA Championships. She still holds five CSUDH records and, with her six All-America awards, shares the honor of being the most decorated female athlete in the history of the department.
After finishing college in 2003, she embarked on a career that has seen her rise to the ranks of all-time great American sprinters. She won three medals at the 2012 Olympics: a gold in world-record fashion in the 4×100 relay (40.82), a silver at 100 meters and a bronze at 200 meters. In 2011 she was the IAAF World Champion at 100 meters and in the 4×100 relay, the same year she won the USATF Jesse Owens Award. Additionally, she has four USATF Championships under her belt.
In November 2012, Jeter was honored by the University on "Carmelita Jeter Day" for her accomplishments on the track and for bringing Cal State Dominguez Hills to the worldwide forefront during the Olympic Games. Jeter is the first-ever CSUDH athlete to compete in any Olympiad, and also began an annual scholarship fund at her alma mater.
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