Tallahassee, FL - Florida State star Kim Williams has been named the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, league commissioner John Swofford announced Friday.
In addition to Williams, 13 other FSU student-athletes have also been named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Teams.
“I’m so excited for Kim,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Everyone knows her as the best triple jumper in NCAA History, but very few realize what a phenomenal student she is. To be named the best for the entire ACC is just fantastic. I’m also very proud that we only trail Duke in the number of men’s and women’s all-academic honorees. Our student-athletes take a lot of pride in being successful at both.”
A four-time All-ACC Academic selection, Williams repeated as the Women’s Indoor Field Performer of the Year after winning conference titles in both the long jump (6.55m) and triple jump (13.96m).
The sport management major from Kingston, Jamaica, 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.
Joining Williams on the All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team are Latera Davis, Lauren Giffin, Michelle Jenije, ALlyn Laughlin, Chelsea Whalen and Danielle Williams. Jenije is a two-time recipient of the honor.
The men’s honorees include Gonzalo Barroilhet, Brian Chibudu, David Forrester, Michael Fout, Tremaine Grant and Jakub Zivec. Barroilhet is a four-time selection while Chibudu is a three-time honoree and Fout is a two-time member of the team.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career.