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July 17, 2017   Inside UGA

Kendell Williams named SEC’s Kramer Female Athlete of Year

July 17, 2017

UGA senior Kendell Williams has been named the Southeastern Conference's Roy F. Kramer Female Athlete of the Year.

A heptathlete on UGA's track and field team, Williams is the sixth UGA woman to win this SEC honor since 1992 and the 11th student-athlete from UGA overall to garner the men's or women's award. The Marietta native is the first UGA student-athlete to win since Allison Schmitt from swimming and diving in 2013. Also of note, current gymnastics head coach Courtney Kupets earned the honor in 2009 during her undergraduate years at UGA.

A two-time semifinalist for the Bowerman Award, which is track and field's version of the Heisman Trophy, Williams was most recently named the Honda Award winner for her sport and one of three finalists for the Honda Cup. Williams was the 20th UGA student-athlete to win a Honda Award but was the first from track and field.

The three-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, Williams finished her UGA career as a 10-time First Team All-American. She holds collegiate all-time bests in the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles (8.03) and heptathlon 100-meter hurdles (12.83).