After winning seven gold medals in four different competitions, Allyson Felix’s Olympic career came to an end. But that doesn’t mean the accolades have stopped flowing in.
Felix – appointed last month Sports IllustratedThe Muhammad Ali Legacy Award — She received another honor on Wednesday when her alma mater, USC, renamed the track after her.
A native of Los Angeles, Felix graduated from USC in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. With a total of 11 medals, she is the most awarded U.S. track and field athlete in Olympic history.
“I am very humbled,” Felix said in a statement. “It’s such an honor to be a part of the history of the campus, it’s such a special place for me.”
Katherine B. Loker Field, home to the USC men’s and women’s track teams, will officially open in the spring.
USC President Carol Folt said, “It is my hope that students who play at Allyson Felix Field or are just passing by will see her name prominently displayed and be curious to learn more about her talent, courage and generosity .”