Madeline Manning Mims has been a member of four Olympic track teams (1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980) and served as captain in '72, '76 and '80. She is the first and only American female to win an Olympic gold medal in the 800-meter event, accomplishing this feat in Mexico City in 1968. In addition, she won a silver medal as part of the 4 x 400-meter relay team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Mims, a student at TSU from 1968 to 1972, was a consistent winner during her 16-year athletic career. Her athletic achievements included serving as a member of several national teams from1965 to 1981; winning seven national outdoor championships; and claiming four Olympic trials championships.