EDITH MCGUIRE DUVALL
Only another Tigerbelle could have broken Wilma Rudolph's 1960 record in the 200-meter sprint, and Edith McGuire Duvall did it in 1964 at the Tokyo games. She ranked fourth in the Sportswoman of the World competition that year and was among the 10 finalists for the James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Duvall is the only American woman to hold three different National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) titles at different times. Her awards since the 1960s have been numerous as well. For instance, in 1991, she was a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for outstanding athletes who distinguished themselves in their careers. After graduating from TSU, Duvall toured East Africa for the State Department. She then served as an educator in the Atlanta area. Today, she and her husband Charles own and operate three McDonald's restaurants in Oakland, Calif. Together with other McDonald's in Oakland and the Oakland Police Department and school system, the Duvalls are sponsoring a program called "Hoop it up for Education," which combines the fun of basketball with the value of getting a good education.