LUCINDA WILLIAMS ADAMS
Lucinda Williams Adams-or Lady Dancer, as she was called-ran the third leg of the 4 x I00-meter relay that won her and her teammates the gold in 1960 at the Rome Olympics At the 1958 Pan-American Games in Chicago, Adams captured three gold medals and posted an American record for the women's 220-yard dash. Born in Bloomingdale, Ga., just outside Savannah, Adams, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees from TSU, serves as an associate director of comprehensive health, physical education, driver education and safety with the Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools. In 1994 she was elected president of the National Association for Sports and Physical Education. Among her many distinct honors are membership on Ohio's, Special Olympics Board of Directors and in the U.S. Olympian Society, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Professional and Amateur Athletics Committee, and the Presidential Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.