(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer senior Camille Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio/The Seven Hills School) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team, as announced by the association. The honor marks the third time Williams has been named to the all-district team.
Nominated players must be starters or significant reserves in at least their sophomore season and carry a minimum GPA of 3.30. Carnegie Mellon is part of District 4 which is comprised of all Division III schools in the state of Pennsylvania. Williams now moves on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration, an honor she received as a sophomore year.
A defender for the Tartans, Williams has helped the team to a 10-5-1 record this season while appearing in the national rankings since October 15. The 25th-ranked Tartans have seven shutouts, including a string of four midway through the season. Career honors for Williams include two All-University Athletic Association (UAA) accolades, while she has been a starter the past three seasons while serving as captain the past two years.
Away from the field, Williams maintains a 3.96 GPA as a chemistry major with a minor in business. As a member of Plaidvocates, a peer health and wellness advocacy program for athletes, Williams initiated, coordinated and executed the idea of an "Athlete Cook Off" workshop to promote healthy eating. The senior is an undergraduate researcher of organic and polymer synthesis, spent one summer at LORD Corporation in Erie, Pennsylvania, as a student associate on the analytical chemistry team and was previously an intern in an inorganic chemistry lab at the University of Cincinnati.
Williams spent last spring in Nice, France, as part of the study abroad program. This fall, Williams was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa and was named an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar. The senior has received two awards from the chemistry department given for high achievement and recently accepted a full-time position with Eli Lilly as a research associate in their Molecular Innovation Hub (MIH) Rotational Program.
The Tartans will meet 21st-ranked Case Western Reserve University in the regular season finale on Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio.
Visit CoSIDA's release for other honorees.