June 14, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kim Williams is one of four student-athletes to be nominated for the Honda Sports Award celebrating the top female in collegiate track & field, the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards announced Tuesday.
As the result of her nomination, FSU will receive a donation of $1,000 to the women’s athletic fund by Honda America. If Williams were to eventually be named the recipient of the award, FSU would then receive a $5,000 donation.
Following a nationwide ballot, the winner of the Honda Award for track & field then becomes a candidate for The Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Award.
Williams completed her remarkable career this past weekend at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Despite an ankle injury, she earned USTFCCCA First Team All-American honors as the runner-up in the women’s triple jump.
In 2011, Williams won an ACC Championship in both the long jump and triple jump and became the first female in league history to capture a triple jump title in four straight years. She also tied the NCAA record with a leap of 14.25 meters in the triple jump at the Texas Relays.
For her efforts in the classroom, she was recently named a Capital One Academic All-District selection and is expected to earn Academic All-American honors.
2010-2011 Track & Field Honda Sports Award Nominees
Jessica Beard – Texas A&M
Kimberlyn Duncan – LSU
Sheila Reid – Villanova
Kim Williams – Florida State