Jamaica's two-time World Athletics Championships 200m gold medalist, Shericka Jackson was on Saturday conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Technology (UTech).
She was among three outstanding Jamaicans to be awarded honorary doctorates by UTech during its 2023 Graduation Ceremony at its Papine Campus. The others were Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Richard Byles, and ICT and Engineering Process Control expert, Dr Patrick Dallas.
The sprint queen was greeted by rapturous applause as she made her way to the podium to accept the award.
Jackson was earlier this week shortlisted for the World Athletics Women’s World Athlete of the Year award, the winner of which will be announced on December 11.
The other four finalists are Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa, Holland’s Femke Bol, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas. The five finalists were determined after a three-way voting process involving the World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family casting their votes by email, while fans logged their decisions online via the World Athletics social media platforms, where a record two million votes were registered.
See more photos from the ceremony below.