Rhodes attended The University of Texas and remains on the indoor and outdoor Texas all-time records for triple jump, at No. 7 and No. 3, respectively.
On October 6, 2017, Rhodes was inducted into The University of Texas Athletics Hall of Honor.
During her professional career, Rhodes-Patterson medaled at every USATF Indoor Championship from 1993 to 1999, including two first-place finishes. She won gold at the 1996 U.S. Olympic trials and went on to compete in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At the 1997 IAAF World Championships, she set a personal best in the triple jump that still ranks her as the No. 6 American of all-time.
Rhodes-Patterson got her MBA in 2003 and she works as corporate human resource manager for The Home Depot.
Rhodes-Patterson also volunteers on the Longhorn Athletics Advisory Council to ensure today's student athletes are given the same opportunities she was given.
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- 1997 World Championships Official Results – Triple Jump – Women – Final- IAAF.org
- "American athletics records". Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007.