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Oct. 23, 2012

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of South Carolina Women’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title that they secured in Baton Rouge, La., on June 1, 2002. The NCAA Championship was the school’s first-ever team title in any sport for the Gamecocks. Thirteen members of the squad combined to earn 128 All-America honors over the course of their collegiate careers.

In the weeks leading up to the All-Sports Reunion, will feature members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team.

Tiffany Ross Williams
Class of 2005, Retail Management

Birthplace: Miami, Fl
Current Home: Kissimmee, FL
Currently…I still run track. I missed the last Olympics by one spot. I also have a jewelry line GlamTrack and am a loving wife and mother.

Athletic Accomplishments:
As a Gamecock:

  • 12-time All-America
  • 2-time NCAA Champion
  • 2002 Outdoor – 4x400m (Ross, Washington, Bass, Demus) (3:26.46 – fastest time in South Carolina history)
  • 2005 Indoor – 4x400m (Stoddart, Stephanie Smith, Ross-Williams, Shalonda Solomon) (3:30.01)

After South Carolina:

  • 2007 US Outdoor Champion – 400mH
  • 2008 US Olympic Trials champion – 400mH
  • 2008 Olympian. Competed in the 400mH in Beijing, placing 8th in the finals.
  • Missed booking a return trip to the Olympics in 2012 by one spot at the US Olympic Trials.

NCAA Memories
Event(s) competed in at the NCAA’s:

  • 400mH- 2nd (Lashinda Demus placed first, Gamecocks finished 1-2)
  • 100mH -8th, 4x400m National Champions (Ross, Washington, Bass, Demus) (3:26.46 – South Carolina record)

Favorite NCAA Championships Memory: Being able to celebrate with my teammates on the podium

South Carolina Memories
Favorite South Carolina Memory: Winning the National Championship

Why did you choose South Carolina? When visiting USC, I felt like I fit in, a very family oriented atmosphere sealed the deal. South Carolina was the missing piece of the puzzle in my life

What are you most looking forward to about coming back to Columbia? I haven’t been back since 2008. I’m looking forward to going to the football game, cheering on the Gamecocks. I’m also looking forward to seeing my coaches and teammates and re-living the moment when we won the championship.

Then | Now
Hobbies: Shopping | Jewelry Line, Her two children, family and church
Biggest Influence: Mom and Grandmother | Mom and Grandmother
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball | Love and Basketball

The members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team will be honored in Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 9 and 10 as a part of the All-Sports Reunion.