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SOJ student earns track and field honors

Kelly WilliamsSophomore Kelly Williams of the West Virginia University track and field team was named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Williams will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballots, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in June.

Williams has maintained a 4.0 grade point average, while majoring in strategic communications at WVU.

The Chesterland, Ohio, native finished in the top 25 at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships and the Mid Atlantic Region this fall. She was the first Mountaineer to cross the line at the regional, finishing in 21st overall to earn All-Mid Atlantic Region honors for the second time in as many seasons.

Williams’ performance at the regional helped guide West Virginia to its sixth NCAA qualification in the last seven seasons.

She has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 team a total of three times in cross country and track through her first two seasons as a Mountaineer. Williams was named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll and has been named to the President’s List every semester of college.