Alice Coachman Davis

November 9, 1923 -

Albany, Georgia

Tuskegee Institute

Albany State College 48

 

Track & Field Hall of Fame

50-meter dash, Outdoor, 1943-47

100-meter, Outdoor, 1942, 1945, 1946

50-meter Dash, 1945

50-meter, Indoor, 1945, 1946

A member of 3 SIAC basketball championship teams

Set a new Olympic and American record in the high jump -5' 6 1/8"

The only American woman to win a track and field event in the 46 Olympics

The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal