Sharon Day-Monroe
Sharon Day-Monroe
Sport: Track and Field / Women's Soccer
Inducted: 2015

A two-time Olympian and three-time World Championships participant, Day-Monroe was the 2005 NCAA high jump national champion with a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches, was an NCAA All-American seven times combined in indoor and outdoor competition, won Big West titles in the high jump three times, long jump once and heptathlon once and twice was selected as Cal Poly Female Student-Athlete of the Year (2005 and 2008).

In the summer of 2004, she was the U.S. Junior Track and Field champion in the high jump and went on to earn a bronze medal in the World Junior Championships at Grosseto, Italy. Day-Monroe competed in the 2007 Pan American Games at Rio de Janeiro, representing the United States on the first of many senior national teams.

She competed in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (24th place) and in the heptathlon in the 2012 London Olympics (16th place).

Day-Monroe holds Cal Poly records in the high jump (6-4 ¾) and heptathlon (5,642 points) and broke the American record in the pentathlon on Feb. 21, 2014.

In women’s soccer, Day-Monroe ranks No. 4 all-time in Cal Poly history in career points (27 goals, 14 assists for 68 points), earned first-team All-Big West honors all four years and helped Cal Poly reach two NCAA Tournaments. She was 2003 Big West Tournament MVP and 2003 Big West Freshman of the Year.

Day-Monroe currently is the winningest multi-event athlete in U.S. history with three outdoor heptathlon titles and four consecutive indoor pentathlon crowns. She has been the top American finisher in international competition over the last seven years in the heptathlon, with her best performance a sixth-place finish in Moscow.