Academic Notes: Majoring in electrical engineering...WAC All-Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient in 2018.
Career Notes: Fifth-fastest time in program history in 100 Breaststroke (1:03.63).
2017-18 (Freshman): Earned two All-WAC second team honors at WAC Championships...Swam in 100 and 200 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 200 and 400 medley relays at the WAC Championships...Finished sixth in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:04.02...Swam in C final and finished 20th in the 200 Breast with a season-best time of 2:24.42...Swam in C final and finished 22nd in the 50 Free after a season-best prelim time of 24.24...Swam the second leg of the 200 Medley Relay team that finished second with a time of 1:42.09...Also swam the second leg of the 400 Medley Relay team that finished fourth with a time of 3:45.20...Recorded a season-best time of 1:03.63 in the 100 Breast versus New Mexico State...Totaled 11 top-three finishes with three relay wins during the season.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at El Campo HS…Placed seventh at the Texas 5A State Championships in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.77) as a senior…Placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke as a junior…Four-time state qualifier…All-State team in the 100 breaststroke…Also has been named All-State team in 50 freestyle and 200 medley relay…Named Swimming MVP from 2014-16…Three-time District 27 5A Female Swimmer of the Meet…Named Texas Ammeter Athletic Federation Female Athlete of the Year in 2014…Holds school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay…Also swam for El Campo Red Wave Swim club team…Also lettered in cross country, track, volleyball and basketball…4.89 high school GPA…Member of high school’s National Honors Society, Anchor Club, Student Council and Chamber of Commerce.
Personal: Hope Alaine Williams was born June 23 in Webster, Texas...Daughter of Jason and Laura Williams…Three younger brothers, Conner, Reid and Colby…Mother, Laura, played basketball at Southwestern University…Hobbies include reading, outdoor activities, hanging out with friends and cooking…Lists most exciting event was when she got to represent the state of Texas and carry the flag during the opening ceremonies at the State Games of America…Chose NAU because she fell in love with the campus and Flagstaff and felt an instant connection with Coach Johns and the team.