Oct. 2, 2014
Former women’s track and field stars Tami Smith and Rosalind Goodwin were inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 26, and publicly recognized Sept. 27 at halftime of the Ohio State-Cincinnati football game at Ohio Stadium.
Tami Smith Hall of Fame Speech
Tami Smith Hall of Fame Interview
Smith was a five-time Big Ten champion, two-time First Team All-American and school record-holder in the high jump during her time on the Ohio State women’s track and field team from 2000-04. She is co-owner of the OSU indoor record (6-0.00) and is the only Buckeye to reach that same height during the outdoor season.
The Columbus native and Westland High School product won three consecutive indoor Big Ten titles from 2001-03 and added back-to-back outdoor titles in 2002 and 2003. Smith earned First Team All-America status in 2002 during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. She placed sixth at the 2002 NCAA indoor championships with a jump of 5-9.00 and followed it up with an eighth-place finish at the 2002 NCAA outdoor championships with a jump of 5-8.75. She competed at the 2003 NCAA outdoor championships as well, narrowly missing the cut for the final round with her jump of 5-7.25.
Now Tami Harris, she resides in New Albany with her husband, former Bowling Green quarterback Josh Harris, and two sons.
Rosalind Goodwin Hall of Fame Speech Rosalind Goodwin Hall of Fame Interview Goodwin was a two-time All-American in the triple jump as a collegiate athlete at Ohio State, placing fifth at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships and sixth at the 2004 championships. A six-time Big Ten champion, Goodwin won the Big Ten indoor triple jump and long jump titles in both 2004 and 2005, while also winning the 2004 outdoor triple jump and 2005 outdoor long jump crowns.
Goodwin still holds Ohio State records in the outdoor triple jump (13.50m/44-3.50), the indoor triple jump (13.37m/43-10.50) and the indoor (6.32m/20-9.00) and outdoor (6.39m/20-11.75) long jump. She was a 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials triple jump qualifier and the ninth-place finisher in the triple jump at the 2005 USA Track and Field Championships.
Now Rosalind Joseph, she is currently an associate head coach for the Ohio State track and field program.