NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Thursday, that Danielle Williams of Johnson C. Smith University, will be enshrined into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame.
Joining Williams in the Class of 2020, is Melissa Agnew (U-Mary), Micah Chelimo (Alaska Anchorage), Dinsdale Morgan (Pittsburg State), Chris Reed (Minnesota State), Bryan Vickers (Ashland).
If there wasn’t a mandatory five-year moratorium on induction into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame, Danielle Williams of Johnson C. Smith probably would have been welcomed immediately after she stepped off the track for the last time as a collegian at the 2014 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Simply put: Williams transcended the NCAA Division II level.
Between 2013 and 2014, Williams won nine NCAA titles (eight individual, one relay), 13 CIAA championships (11 individual, two relay), earned 13 All-America honors and was named either USTFCCCA National Women’s Indoor Track or Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year three times.
Courtesy: JCSU Athletics