June 23, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kim Williams has been named to the First Team of the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The most decorated women’s track and field performer in FSU track & field history, Williams is a Business Administration major with a 3.50 GPA. The top collegiate jumper in the country, she was the NCAA Indoor champion in the triple jump this year and placed second in the same event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships despite an ankle injury.
“I don’t know if there’s ever been a better academic success story in the history of Florida State track and field,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Kim came to us with very limited academic success and simply worked her way to First Team Academic All-American. Wow is all I can say. We are so fortunate to have had Kim in the Seminole Family the last four years.”
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Williams finished her career with 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles. She became the first female in ACC history to win four straight indoor and outdoor triple jump titles, is a five-time NCAA champion and a nine-time All-American.
She was named as the ACC Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second time earlier this year.
Thursday’s honor marks the second time in her career that Williams earned a First Team Academic All-America nod.