DSU alumni Atkins and Cleare inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame
Posted on 9/10/2012
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that DSU alumni Derrick Atkins and Aaron Cleare have been inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, the association's highest honor.
Atkins, was the first DSU alumnus to medal on an international level. He was a silver medalist in the 100-meter dash during the 2007 World Championship Games in Osaka, Japan, and a silver medalist in both the 100-meter dash and the 4x100 relay at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. Atkins also holds the record for the 100-meter dash in the Bahamas. Atkins represented the Bahamas in the 100-meter dash at both the Beijing and London Summer Olympic games.
Cleare was the first student from DSU to make it onto an Olympic team. He participated in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games on the 4x400 Bahamian track relay team in Athens, Greece. Cleare also received a silver medal in the 4x400 relay at the 2002 CARIFTA Games in Nassau and took part in the Bahamian Olympic trials in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
Both Atkins and Cleare will be inducted at the Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Marion, Ind., on May 22, 2013.