Sanya Richards-Ross U. of Texas’ Hall of Honor

Sanya with fellow University of Texas HOH inductees Cat Osterman and Kelly Wilson Schmedes

One of our very favourite islandistas, Jamerican Sanya Richards-Ross received a huge honor this weekend, being inducted into the Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor of her alma mater – University of Texas.

Enshrinement into the Hall of Honor is considered the highest honor bestowed by the 38-year-old UT Women’s Athletics department.

And wow… clearly some tough standards. I mean, Sanya is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion, not to mention the best women’s 400m runner in history and she’s only just been inducted.

At the college level, she was a five-time NCAA Champion and 11-time All-American and led the Longhorns to three Top Five team finishes at the NCAA Championships. She is still the UT record-holder in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters.

Sanya Richards-Ross HOH display

Sanya, who always reps the Longhorns harrrd and is of course married to fellow U of T athlete, football player Aaron Ross, was super-excited about the honor, tweeting:

“Today was such a special day! Being inducted into UT’s Hall of Honor was unbelievable. UT is so classy.”

 

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