Columbia Falls Grad Derrick Williams Honored by RMAC

Former Wildcats standout named Male Academic Athlete of the Year for fourth time

By Andy Viano

For the fourth time in the last two years, Colorado State-Pueblo track star Derrick Williams has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Male Academic Athlete of the Year.

Williams, a Columbia Falls High School grad, has won the 2017 and 2018 indoor and outdoor Academic Athlete of the Year awards. A senior, Williams has a 3.99 GPA in biomedical sciences, according to a school-issued press release.

On the track, Williams has qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships in the 5,000-meters thanks to the sixth-fastest time (13:55.57) in the nation this year. He is also a provisional qualifier in the 1,500-meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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