Hampton, Virginia – At the recent NCAA Awards Dinner held at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Indianapolis, Danielle Williams was recognized among the NCAA Woman of the Year nominees. She was one of the top 30 honorees for the 2014 Woman of the Year award.
Selected from 446 school nominees, these top honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Ten women from each of the three NCAA divisions comprised the top 30 honorees, spanning various NCAA sports.
“Danielle is a fantastic example of a student-athlete succeeding in both athletic and academic endeavors, and she is a true representation of a well-rounded student-athlete for Johnson C. Smith, the CIAA, Division II Track and Field and women of color,” said Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. “The CIAA family was proud to have Danielle represent the conference as an honoree for this award, and thrilled that her personal achievement has been recognized.”
Hailing from St. Andrews, Jamaica, Williams earned her second straight U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Athlete of the Year honor following the 2014 NCAA Championships. She also has been awarded CIAA Most Valuable Female Athlete, received eight CIAA indoor and outdoor track titles and five NCAA Championship indoor and outdoor track titles. She remains undefeated in the 60 meter and 60 meter hurdles. Williams also took pride in her academic success and graduated summa cum laude with a 3.8 GPA.