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Feb 17, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Michael Green

Michael Green was the first Clemson men’s track athlete to win the NCAA Championship in the indoor 55 meters.  And he did it twice, winning the event in 1992 and 1993.  He also won the NCAA Championship in the outdoor 100 meters in the spring of 1993 with a time of 10.09.

Green won six All-America certificates in his career, two indoors and four outdoors.  At the conference level, he was a nine-time ACC Champion, six individual events and three relays.  He was the Most Valuable Performer of the ACC meet indoors and outdoors in 1993. Green went on to represent Jamaica at the 1996 Olympics in the 100 meters, finishing seventh overall after running 10.16 seconds in the final.

He is one of the few athletes to win both the Frank Howard Award and the IPTAY Athlete of the Year over his career.

Green was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2001, was named to the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2003, and was inducted into the Clemson Ring of Honor in 2019.  He was the first men’s track athlete named to the Ring of Honor.