Jeter was the 2011 World Championships 100-meter gold medalist and 200-meter silver medalist, and she was part of the victorious U.S. 4×100-meter relay.
Her 10.70 in Eugene was the world’s fastest 100 for the year, and she was under 11.0 eight times. She ended up earning Diamond League series titles in both the 100 and 200. The Jesse Owens Award designates Jeter as the top American female track and field athlete of the year. The men’s honor goes to World Champion high jumper Jesse Williams. The awards will be presented on December 3 as part of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in St. Louis.