Lauryn Williams enters her second year as the Life Skills and Community Relations Coordinator at the University of Miami.
Her primary duty is to ensure the continued development of student-athletes as people – not just in the classroom and in the arena of competition. Williams is in charge of scheduling guest speakers to share their life experiences with the student-athletes on a weekly basis, in addition to coordinating student-athlete initiatives and the athletic department’s community service projects.
As an undergrad at Miami, Williams became one of the most decorated track and field athletes in school history. A nine-time All-American, she won the NCAA National Championship in the 100-meter dash in 2004. The Rochester, Pa., native also won gold in 2005 (100-meter dash) and 2007 (4×100-meter relay) at the World Championships. She has been a Team USA member in two Olympic Games, claiming silver in the 100-meter dash in Athens during the 2004 games.