Zhelezov '95 inducted into athlete hall of fame

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has selected Eleena Zhelezov '95 for induction into its Division III Athlete Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 25, in Delaware, Ohio, in conjunction with the NCAA Division III Outdoor championships.

Zhelezov is a 2001 inductee into the Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame. She was a nine-time national champion and one of only two student athletes in NCAA track and field history, male or female, in all divisions, to sweep a single event both indoors and outdoors four years in a row, winning eight triple jump titles from 1992 to 1995. 

She also garnered a long-jump crown during the indoor season as a freshman. 

As a senior, in 1995, Zhelezov was selected as the NCAA Division III Athlete of the Year, and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Robbins Scholar-Athlete. Zhelezov, who still holds the Brandeis school record in both the long and triple jump, was a 15-time All-American, 14-time University Athletic Association and 13-time New England Division III champion.

Zhelezov currently resides in Cambridge, Mass., and works as an architect for CGKV Architects.

The other 2011 inductees to the USTFCCCA Division III Athlete Hall of Fame are Dan Henderson of Wheaton, Ill., Vicki Mitchell of SUNY, Cortland and Shawn Watson of Mount Union. Full biographies of the inductees are available on the USTFCCCA site.

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