Track & Field

 
Deshawnda Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Simon Gratz

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
08/18/1977

Deshawnda Williams

2001 Indoor: Joined the Wave for her final season of eligibility and posted strong times in the 60 (7.71), the 200 (25.32) and the 400 (59.86).

Before Tulane: Attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., where she lettered in track for three years. Led her team to two Division III Indoor National Championships and two second-place finishes in the outdoor championships. A D-III national champion in the 400 meters, the 200 meters and the 4x100. In the outdoor championships of 2000, she finished second in the 400, 200 and 100 meters.

Prep: A 1996 graduate of Simon Gratz High School, where she lettered in track. Earned all-league honors three times and was the league champion in the high jump.

Personal: Born August 18, 1977 in Harrisonburg, Va. The daughter of Rev. Barry and Nancy Williams. Attending graduate school at Tulane, pursuing a master's in social work. Plans to pursue a career in hospital administration. Enjoys classical music and can speak Arabic.

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