Hudson Named to Silver Anniversary Team

June 21, 2006

BERKELEY - Former California All-American Sheila Hudson was named to the Silver Anniversary team commemorating the best athletes from 25 years of NCAA Division I women's track and field, as selected by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association this week. The USTFCCCA's Silver Anniversary team complements the NCAA's own 25th anniversary team, which also includes Hudson.

Selection to the USTFCCCA's Silver Anniversary team is based on performances at the NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The team consists of the outstanding individuals in each event as well as the top coach and most successful school over the past 25 years.

At the beginning of a long career in which she set numerous U.S. records and competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Hudson won four NCAA outdoor titles for the Golden Bears, winning three crowns in the triple jump (1987-88, '90) and one in the long jump (1990). She also won the long jump and triple jump titles at the NCAA indoor championships in 1990.

Hudson, who graduated from Cal in 1990 with an undergraduate degree in architecture, won her third outdoor triple jump title with a meet-record mark of 46-0.75 in 1990. That jump remained the NCAA meet record until UCLA's Candice Baucham leaped 46-2 to win the 2005 NCAA title.

In 1990, Hudson became - and still remains - the only female athlete to win the long jump and triple jump at the same NCAA outdoor championships.

The Sacramento product, who currently works as an assistant track and field coach at Cal State Los Angeles, also took second place in the long jump at the 1987 NCAA outdoor championships and fifth place in the triple jump at the 1986 NCAA outdoor championships for the Bears.

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