Jesse Owens inducted into Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame

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Jesse Owens at Ohio State

Ohio State graduate and four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens was one of 30 inducted in the inaugural class of the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame on Monday. The event in Eugene, Oregon, was hosted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association

Owens was the first athlete to win four individual NCAA championships in a season in 1935, repeating the feat in 1936. His eight individual NCAA titles is still a record, despite winning those eight championships in only two years.

Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, winning the 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100m relay.