|Jakia Williams -
2005: Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... ran in all seven races for UAB, tallying two top-15 finishes during the campaign ... posted a career-best time of 18:02.11 at the Conference USA Championship, placing 13th overall ... was UAB's third finisher at the championship as well ... finished 10th overall at the Evansville Invitational after running a time of 18:38.04 in the 5K race ... was 47th at the South Regional with a personal best time of 22:30.64.
High School: Attended Ruston High School in Ruston, La. .. named to all-state and all-district cross country team in 2004 ... finished second at the Louisiana state cross country championships and third at the Chile Pepper Invitational ... earned Academic All-State honors for cross country in 2004 ... also named Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Personal: Full name is Jakia Schuntrice Williams ... born July 11, 1987 ... daughter of Sandra Williams and Derrick Smith ... has a younger sister Janiesia and a younger brother, JaDerian ... majoring in medical technology.