Did you know that 3x Olympic gold medalist, Carmelita Jeter is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho?
Carmelita Jeter is an African American sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters. In 2011 she became the IAAF World Champion in the 100 m and won three gold medals that same year. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and started out as a basketball player. Her brother played for the Sacramento Kings and their family enjoyed the sport. She switched to track and field after her basketball coach suggested that she give it a try.
She had an impressive career that was cut short by an injury that prevented her from competing in the 2016 Olympics. Jeter won gold in the 2012 London, 2007 Osaka, 2011 Daegu, 2007 Stuttgart, and 2009 Thessaloniki.
She currently is the Assistant Sprints Coach at University of Southern California.
Carmelita Jeter wins the Women’s 100m Final