Women With Same-Year NCAA/USATF Doubles

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Keturah Orji’s ’18 TJ pairing made her the second NCAA/USATF woman triple-doubler.(VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

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.

The list of double winners, through 2021:

100 METERS (4)
1989 Dawn Sowell LSU
1991 Carlette Guidry Texas
2013 English Gardner Oregon
2018 Aleia Hobbs LSU
200 METERS (1)
2013 Kimberlyn Duncan LSU
400 METERS (3)
1987 Lillie Leatherwood Alabama
1990 Maicel Malone Arizona State
2003 Sanya Richards Texas
800 METERS (3)
1982 Delisa Walton Tennessee
1985 Claudette Groenendaal Oregon
2007 Alysia Johnson Cal
1500 METERS (1)
1990 Suzy Favor Wisconsin
STEEPLE (2)
2009 Jenny Barringer Colorado
2011 Emma Coburn Colorado
5000 METERS (0)
none
10,000 METERS (1)
1982 Kim Schnurpfeil Stanford
100 HURDLES (5)
1983 Benita Fitzgerald Tennessee
1985 Rhonda Blanford Nebraska
1987 LaVonna Martin Tennessee
2006 Ginnie Powell USC
2013 Brianna Rollins Clemson
400 HURDLES (4)
1988 Schowonda Williams LSU
1990 Janeene Vickers UCLA
2004 Sheena Johnson UCLA
2015 Shamier Little Texas A&M
HIGH JUMP (5)
1992 Tanya Hughes Arizona
1993 Tanya Hughes Arizona
1995 Amy Acuff UCLA
2011 Brigetta Barrett Arizona
2013 Brigetta Barrett Arizona
POLE VAULT (0)
none
LONG JUMP (3)
1983 Carol Lewis Houston
1985 Carol Lewis Houston
2008 Brittney Reese Mississippi
TRIPLE JUMP (7)
1987 Sheila Hudson Cal
1990 Sheila Hudson Cal
1993 Claudia Haywood Rice
1999 Stacey Bowers Baylor
2016 Keturah Orji Georgia
2017 Keturah Orji Georgia
2018 Keturah Orji Georgia
SHOT (2)
2004 Laura Gerraughty North Carolina
2018 Maggie Ewen Arizona State
DISCUS (4)
1983 Leslie Deniz Arizona State
1998 Seilala Sua UCLA
1999 Seilala Sua UCLA
2000 Seilala Sua UCLA
HAMMER (2)
1996 Dawn Ellerbe South Carolina
1997 Dawn Ellerbe South Carolina
JAVELIN (4)
1986 Helena Uusitalo Washington
2002 Serene Ross Purdue
2012 Brittany Borman Oklahoma
2016 Maggie Malone Texas A&M
HEPTATHLON (3)
1982 Jackie Joyner UCLA
1989 Jolanda Jones Houston
2017 Kendell Williams Georgia

July 05, 2021