Georgia’s Kendell Williams Named SEC’s Roy F. Kramer Female Athlete Of The Year

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

Williams is a heptathlete on Georgia’s track and field team and is the sixth UGA woman to win this SEC honor since 1992 and the 11th Bulldog overall to garner the men or women’s award.

Williams scored 6,265 to capture her third NCAA heptathlon title outdoors in early June and her seventh national championship overall.  The four-time SEC champion becomes only the third competitor in NCAA history to win at least three national heptathlon crowns.

Following this year’s NCAA meet, the 2016 Olympian returned to action at the USATF Outdoor Championships in late June and scored a personal best 6,564 points to clinch the title by seven points.

Indoors, Williams became the only woman in NCAA Division I history to win four times in the same event after sweeping the pentathlon from 2014-17.  She ends her career with seven of the top-10 pentathlon scores in collegiate history, including the top four.

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