California State University, Dominguez Hills, celebrated Nov. 20 as Carmelita Jeter Day as the campus welcomes home its first Olympic athlete.
The three-time medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games–bronze in the 200 meter, silver in the 100-meter dash, and gold in the 4×100-meter relay–and once the fastest woman alive, will talk about her experiences and answer questions from the audience during “A Discussion with Carmelita Jeter,” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the University Theatre. There was also an autograph session immediately following.
Then at 7 p.m. Jeter served as honorary head coach at the school’s home-opener women’s basketball game against cross-town rival Cal State L.A. There will be a special program to recognize Jeter’s accomplishments at halftime.
Jeter earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2006. She is one of the university’s most decorated student-athletes, having earned six All-America titles and having set a number of campus sprint records while on the track team.
A special invitation-only reception with Jeter for school alumni was held from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cal State Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson. For more information, call (310) 243-3337.