Le Shundra D. Nathan


Leanne Grotke Award (2018)
IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2007)
Olympians (2000)
Women's Track and Field
United States of America
Location: Sydney
Event: Heptathlon
Finish: 9th


LeShundra "DeDee" Nathan won IU track letters from 1987 through 1990 and won a total of six Big Ten championships. After graduating from IU, she won the gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, and was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team in heptathlon.

Nathan was inducted into the IU Bloomington Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. Other outstanding highlights of her athletic career include being: ranked No. 1 U.S. heptathlete, 1999 - 2001; named 1999 world indoor champion; named Collegiate All American, 1988 - 90; and inducted into the Indiana Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame in 1992. She was a professional athlete competing in the heptathlon for 15 years.

Recently retired from the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township (Ind.), where she was assistant principal at Pike High School, Nathan has also held positions as assistant athletic director, dean of students, and head girls track and field coach.