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  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee named 2023 commencement speaker

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee displaying Olympic medals

    Competing in four different Olympic games in track and field, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the heptathlon and the first woman to break 7,000 points in the heptathlon – a world record still standing today. She also is the first African American woman to win an Olympic medal in the long jump.

    Photo provided by Jackie Joyner-Kersee


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