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AM HONOURED TO RECEIVE THE 2023 ALUMNI EXEMPLAR SPORTS AWARD -SHELLY –ANN FRASER- PRYCE

Jamaican sprint star Shelly –Ann Fraser –Pryce has received the 2023 Alumni Exemplar Sports Award from the University of the West Indies.

The recognition was at the University’s 75th Anniversary celebration at the weekend for her work as the founder of the Pocket Rocket Foundation, a non- profit organisation that provides funding to deserving student-athletes.

‘’I am honoured to receive the 2023 Alumni Exemplar Sports Award from the University of the West Indies at their 75th Anniversary celebration,’’  Fraser- Pryce, two time Olympic champion  posted on social media.

‘’My career has always been rooted in sports and education, and as I go into another year, I’m committed to continue my work with the Pocket Rocket Foundation to ensure students are ready to rise.’’ The 36 year old said.

The award from the prestigious University add to her previous Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year and another feather from the University of West Indies which honoured her with a doctorate degree in 2016.

‘’For me, the partnership between Sports and Education literally set me on the right track for athletic excellence. It was also the catalyst behind the creation of my SFP Pocket Rocket Foundation and to date, remains the two most valuable tools for continued development and growth in both my personal and professional life.’’

Fraser-Pryce, three time World Champion, specialisesand  in 60m, 100m and 200m, her next ambition obviously will be the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics with hopes of winning another gold.

Fraser –Pryce won a silver and a bronze medal at the last World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, finishing behind  Sha’ Carri Richardson and fellow Jamaican Shericka Jackson in 100m. Despite a hamstring injury she led Jamaica in 4 x 100m final showing sterling performance to claim a silver medal.  

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