Sharline White, Fairleigh Dickinson
Kingstown, Jamaica/Clarkstown South (NY)
Women’s Track & Field • 1993-96
Fairleigh Dickinson built a women’s track and field powerhouse in the early to mid-1990s, and it goes without question that Sharline White was one of the cornerstones of the successful run.
White compiled a long list of accomplishments in her time as a Knight. She was an eight-time NEC individual champion (four indoor and four outdoor), which included five triple jump titles, two long jump crowns and a 200 meter championship. White was awarded the Most Outstanding Performer honor at both the 1996 NEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
She finished second in the triple jump at the Penn Relays her senior year, but the pinnacle of White’s career at FDU came later that spring when she was named an All-American after finishing 10th in the triple jump with a 42’8” leap at the 1996 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. White concluded her time at FDU as a four-time NCAA qualifier in the triple jump.
Following her senior campaign, White was tabbed the FDU Harriet McCormick Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year.
“I have the honor of knowing Sharline White as a teammate, a roommate and a friend,” said Sharlene Millwood-Lee, FDU head track and field coach and fellow NEC Hall of Famer. “Sharline exemplifies what a Knight is. She was a passionate and fearless competitor on the track and constantly worked with her teammates to help bring out the best in us all. She represented Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Northeast Conference with grace and dignity.”