A former Michigan man is included in the inaugural class of the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame

A former Michigan man is included in the inaugural class of the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame ...

A former Wolverine will be among the first inductees in a brand new Hall of Fame.

DeHart Hubbard, who had a first-place finish in the long jump at the 1923 NCAA championships, became the first Black athlete in any sport to win an NCAA championship, was announced on Thursday as part of the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame's first class.

The Hall of Fame was established by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and will represent athletes from those sports. Hubbard, who died in 1976 at the age of 72, is one of the thirty athletes who will be inducted on June 6 in Eugene, Oregon.

After winning the aforementioned title as a sophomore at Michigan, he won gold in the long jump at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, becoming the first Black athlete to win gold in an individual event. He was banned from participating in certain other Olympic events that year because of the color of his skin.

Hubbard became the first NCAA player to win national titles in the long jump, which he set a world record, and the 100 yards in the same meet a year later.

In 1979, a Cincinnati native was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. This new hall, which was formally announced on Thursday, features Jesse Owens, one of the former Big Ten athletes at Ohio State, who set three world records and tied another at the Big Ten Championships on Michigan's campus in a span of 45 minutes.

Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner, and Steve Prefontaine were all eligible for this first class, which included only men who had competed in college prior to 2000 and women prior to 2010.

"I'm pleased that we're taking steps to preserve our history," said Leroy Burrell of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. "Many of the coaches in our organization have agreed that a collegiate athlete hall of fame is long overdue to recognize the athletes who have provided us with countless memorable moments."

Jenny Barringer, Ralph Boston, Ron Delany, Harrison Dillard, Suzy Favor, Charlie Greene, Carlette Guidry, Vicki Huber, Jackie Johnson, Sally Kipyego, Carl Lewis, Gerry Lindgren, Randy Matson, Ralph Metcalfe, Rodney Milburn, Bobby Morrow, Merlene Ottey, Jesse Owens, Mel Patton, Steve Prefontaine, Meg Ritchie, Henry Rono, Wilma Rudolph, Jim Ryun, Erick

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