May 30, 2023

USC Names Field After Olympic Track Star Allyson Felix

The College of Southern California has renamed its observe and discipline to honor Olympic medalist Allyson Felix.

On Wednesday, USC introduced that its standard Cromwell Field can be receiving a reputation change. The sector that sits on the heart of Katherine B. Loker Track Stadium and welcomes many athletic actions is now generally known as the “Allyson Felix Field.”

“My hope is that students playing on the Allyson Felix Field or just walking by, will see her name prominently displayed and be curious to learn more about her talent, grit and generosity,” USC President Carol Folt stated.

Felix enrolled as a scholar at USC in 2003 and obtained an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2007. Throughout her time on the faculty, Felix was already knowledgeable athlete and have become one of many best observe stars in Olympic historical past. Felix has earned 11 medals all through her 20-year operating profession, together with bronze and gold medals gained with U.S. relay groups on the World Athletics Championships.

In more moderen information, Felix will current the 2022 graduation speech at USC’s commencement. Regardless of by no means competing for the college, Felix stated she was “raised a Trojan.”

“It’s such a huge honor to be a part of history in the campus. And it’s such a special place for me,” Felix stated.

USC will maintain a proper dedication ceremony for the revealing later within the spring.