Shimera Daniels '02
Shimera Daniels '02
Induction Year: 2017
Class: 3rd
Sport (s): Track & Field

During the most dominating era of women’s track & field at Wheaton, Daniels found a way to shine.  A four-time NCAA National Champion and 14-time NCAA All-American, Daniels was the United States Track & Field Coaches Association (USTCA) Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year in 2002, while being named the first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year in 1999. She was a key member of six NCAA national championships, four indoors and two outdoors, as well as one national runner-up and a third-place finish, during her career.  Over her four-year career, Daniels claimed three individual national championships, two in the triple jump (2001, 2002 indoor) and one in the long jump (2002 indoor), in addition to 13 individual all-American performances in the triple jump, long jump, 55m, and 100m. She was also a member of the 2001 outdoor 4x100m national championship relay team.