March 21, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kim Williams and Maurice Mitchell have both been named 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field annual award recipients, league commissioner John Swofford announced Monday.
For the second year in a row for both student-athletes, Williams is the 2011 ACC Women’s Indoor Field Performer of the Year and Mitchell is the 2011 ACC Men’s Indoor Track Performer of the Year.
“Maurice and Kim had phenomenal Indoor track and field seasons and are certainly deserving of ACC Performer of the Year honors,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “They were not just the ACC’s best at the ACC Indoor Championships, but also the top ACC performers at the NCAA National Championships.”
Williams repeated as the women’s performer of the year after winning conference titles in both the long jump (6.55m) and triple jump (13.96m).
The Kingston, Jamaica, native became the first four-time ACC champion in the triple jump. She wrapped up her third consecutive NCAA championship in the triple jump, registering a mark of 13.96m. Williams also claimed All-America accolades in the long jump, taking second with a leap of 6.40m.
Her 18 points at the national meet helped the Seminoles finish ninth overall, the highest among the league’s women’s teams. She was recently honored as the South Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year by USTFCCCA.
Mitchell claimed victories in both the 60-meter (6.62) and 200-meter (20.76) dash events at the 2011 ACC Championship en route to earning back-to-back league track performer of the year accolades.
The Kansas City, Mo., native collected the meet’s track MVP award. Mitchell followed that performance with All-America honors in the 60-meter (third, 6.64) and 200-meter (second, 20.41) for the second-straight year at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championship.
He accounted for 14 points as the Seminoles finished fifth, the highest among the conference’s men’s teams.