FINDING WOMEN WHO HAVE WON both the NCAA and USATF Championships in the same year has hit a dry patch, with the last such doublers now dating back to ’18, when a trio turned the trick. In so doing they added their names to an illustrious group of superstars who have accomplished the feat in the 38 years of meets since the NCAA started its nationals for women in ’82.
The event with the most doublers is the triple jump at 7. The 100H and high jump check in at 5 apiece, while the 100, 400H, discus & javelin have had 4. Only 2 events have never had a doubler: the 5000 and the pole vault.
The years with the most doublers were ’90 & ’13 with 4, with 3s in ’82, ’83, ’85, ’87 & ’18. There were no doublers in ’84, ’94, ’01, ’05, ’10, ’14, ’19 & ’21.
26 schools have had a doubler: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Cal, Clemson, Colorado, Georgia, Houston, LSU, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue, Rice, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Washington, Wisconsin.
The leader is UCLA at 7, with Arizona, Georgia & LSU at 4 and Arizona State, Houston & Tennessee at 3.
There have been only a pair of triple-doublers, UCLA’s Seilala Sua in the discus 1998–00 and Georgia’s Keturah Orji in the triple jump 2016–18.
Note: In the years ’84 & ’88 the Olympic Trials was staged separately from the Nationals and was the more important of the two, but for the purposes of this compilation, it’s the actual Nationals which is calculated.