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Williams Named BSC Athlete of the Week

February 12, 2014
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Jocelyn Williams is the Big South Athlete of the Week for the fourth time in her career.

After setting personal-best marks in both throwing events at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, Liberty redshirt junior Jocelyn Williams has been honored as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. This is Williams' first Big South Athlete of the Week honor this season and the fourth of her career.

On Friday, Williams shattered her own school record in the women's weight throw by a foot and a half, extending it to 64-0.25 while placing third in the event. She now tops the Big South performance list this season and ranks No. 38 nationally.

The following day, Williams improved her shot put personal best to 43-10.75 and finished eighth in the event. The New Jersey native is now tied with Caitlyn Sutterfield for fourth place on Liberty's all-time shot put list and ranks sixth in the Big South in 2013-14.

Williams helped the Lady Flames achieve a fourth-place team finish at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, their highest placement in seven appearances at the Penn State-hosted meet.

This weekend, Williams will compete in the shot put and weight throw at the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The same venue at the Albuquerque Convention Center will host the 2014 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in March.

Liberty athletes will also be in action at the Flames' final home meet of the season, the Liberty Quad (Thursday-Friday), and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. (Friday-Saturday).