Amber James '04
Amber James '04
Induction Year: 2013
Class: Charter
Sport (s): Track & Field

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Easily the most decorated student-athlete in the history of any Wheaton athletics program, James was a 17-time NCAA national champion and 24-time All-American as a member of the women’s track and field team. She is the only NCAA Division III male or female student-athlete to sweep an NCAA event national title in all four years in both the indoor and outdoor track and field championships (400m). James was voted the Greatest Female Athlete in the 25-year history of the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championship, named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Silver Anniversary Team and selected as the United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) National Track Athlete of the Year (Outdoors) in 2002. James also won the Honda Award for Track and Field (Outdoors) in 2002 and was named a Honda Award Finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year (Outdoors) in the same year.