Georgia Tech’s new, young diving teams ready to go headlong into 2017-18 season
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Diver Kayla Williams giving back in her internship with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
2016-17 (Sophomore): Missed the entire season due to injuries ... Did not compete.
2015-16 (Freshman): Added depth to the diving line-up ... Scored a season-best 224.55 on the 1-meter springboard versus Emory ... Recorded a season-best score of 247.58 on the 3-meter springboard in the same meet.
Before Tech: Lettered two seasons in diving at Chattahoochee High School in John's Creek, Ga. ... Also participated in gymnastics and cheerleading ... Represented the state of Georgia at regionals in level 7 gymnastics ... Placed ninth overall at the first-ever level 8 regional meet ... Was on the honor roll and a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) ... Was crowned the homecoming queen.
Personal: Full name is Kayla Renee Williams ... Daughter of Jay and Debbie Williams ... Born July 11, 1996 in Trenton, N.J. ... Has two brothers in Michael and Jared ... Enjoys singing in church and playing the piano ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, the connection with the coaching staff and the familiarity with the team ... Grandfather went to Georgia Tech ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing.
|Williams' Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|1-meter||224.55||vs. Emory (1/30/16)|
|3-meter||247.58||vs. Emory (1/30/16)|