ECU Pirates :: Hall of Fame
Michelle Clayton

Inducted: 2011
Hometown: Kernersville, N.C.
Sport: Track & Field (1995-97, '99)
Coach: Charles Justice

Clayton was the first ECU female athlete to earn All-America honors in the hammer throw as she placed ninth in the event at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. During that same season, she earned Athlete-of-the-Meet honors at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships, winning the discus, shot put and hammer throw; and became just the second individual ECAC champion in school history. She collected multiple All-East Region accolades and was a three-time recipient of the team's Most Outstanding Field Performer Award as well as the school's Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete in 1997, earning District III Second-Team Academic All-America honors.