ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 | Sophomore Honors -- First Team Balance Beam All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... First Team All-SEC ... NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Vault Champion ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Vault -- Won the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Vault title after posting a 9.925 ... won the vault at LSU with a career-best 9.975, the highest score for the Tide on any event in 2013 ... tied her season-best of 9.975 on the vault at the SEC Championships, taking second place and earning All-SEC honors in the process ... won the vault against Oklahoma with a 9.95 from the leadoff spot ... tied for first place on the vault with a 9.925 in the Tide's first meet against LSU ... part of the competitive vault lineup in the last 13 meets of the season ... Balance Beam -- Shared top honors on the balance beam at the NCAA Championships Semifinals with a score of a 9.900 ... posted a career-best 9.925 on the balance beam at the SEC Championship ... won the balance beam with a 9.900 against Kentucky ... competed on the balance beam at every meet of the season ... In The Classroom -- Earned President's List honors with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the fall ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better GPA) in the spring ... maintains a 3.7 career GPA.
2012 | Freshman Second team Balance Beam All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... scored a career-high 9.9 on the vault at the NCAA Championships Super Six Team Finals ... scored a career-high 9.9 on the balance beam against North Carolina ... tied her career high of 9.9 on the balance beam in both the semifinals of the NCAA Championships and the NCAA Super Six Team Finals ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better grade-point average) for the spring semester.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 World Vault Champion ... member of the United States 2009 World Championship team ... coached by Mary Lee Tracy at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, the same gym that produced Alabama All-American Ashley Priess ... won the vault at the USA Junior and Senior National Championships as well as the World Championships in 2009 ... three-year member of the Region 7 All-Star team ... won the Junior Olympic National all-around, floor exercise and vault titles in 2009 ... National Honor Society.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name: Kayla Rose Williams ... daughter of Elizabeth and William Williams ... public relations major ... born May 8, 1993.