SFP to receive honorary Doctorate from UTech
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on two-time Olympic gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD at the University's Graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 3 at the National Arena, in Kingston.
Fraser- Pryce, OD took the world by storm and ascended to prominence at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, when at 21-years-old she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics running 10.78 seconds.
In 2012 she successfully defended her 100m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100 m events at the Olympics.
The athlete is ranked fourth on the list of the fastest 100m female sprinters of all time, with a personal best of 10.70 seconds, set in 2012.
Fraser-Pryce has been the recipient of numerous local and international awards and accolades, including the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's Golden Cleats Award for female Athlete of the Year in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
She was the RJR National Sportswoman of The Year in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year on four occasions 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016 was in 2013 was named the IAAF Athlete of the Year.
In 2008, she was conferred with the Order of Distinction, Officer Class by the Government of Jamaica. In 2008, she also received the Prime Minister's Youth Award for excellence in Sports. In 2010, she was named the first UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Jamaica. In that year, she was also named the Grace Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. In September 2014, the Prime Minister of Jamaica conferred her with the title of Ambassador at Large for Jamaica.
In 2012, Fraser-Pryce graduated from the University of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Development with honours.
She was appointed the first University Ambassador during graduation that same year