May 21, 2009
Former United States track & field Olympic gold medalist and Tennessee Lady Vol Hall of Famer Benita Fitzgerald Mosley has been named USA Track & Field's Chief of Sport Performance. She will begin work with the organization on July 1. Fitzgerald Mosley will join USATF after serving as President and CEO of Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in the industry, since 2001.
During her UT career from 1980-83, Fitzgerald Mosley was a 14-time All-American and five-time national champion as well as a 10-time All-SEC performer and nine-time conference champion. She helped Tennessee win its first-ever women's national championship trophy in any sport in 1981 (AIAW Outdoor title) and went on to win a gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The 1984 UT graduate with a B.S. in industrial engineering was a member of the inaugural class of the Lady Vol Hall of Fame in 2001.
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