Hyacinth Robinson, Kentucky State: NCAA DII Athlete Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

Hyacinth Garrison battled through great adversity to accomplish what she did on the track to make it into the USTFCCCA DII T&F Athlete Hall of Fame.

The Norfolk, Virginia native turned into a world-class high jumper during her sophomore year in 1985, which included earning All-American honors in the event.

After that season however, Robinson faced a major setback because of injuries. She had to undergo two major knee surgeries and her track & field career was in great doubt as she tried to fight her way back. She was forced to miss her entire junior year.

She remained focused through rehab and returned for her senior campaign.

Robinson stormed into the NCAA DII Indoor Championships in 1987 and captured the high jump title with a then-NCAA DII record of 1.73m (5-8). She became the first – and only – KSU female athlete in school history to win an individual national title.