CeCe Williams Verbally Commits to Virginia Women

CeCe Williams, out of Tallahassee, Florida, has verbally committed to the Virginia Cavaliers. Though the Cavs are under a whole-new coaching staff this season, Williams is a throwback to classic Virginia: she excels in the 100 through 500 freestyles, and at that is one of the best in the class in the longest of those distances.

Williams goes 50.88 in the 100 yard free, 1:47.54 in the 200 yard free, and 4:43.14 in the 500 yard free, and is the defending Florida 2A State Champion in the 200 (though with the Florida reclassification, she’ll now move up to 3A).

She also adds a solid 2:03.15/4:20.59 in the 200 and 400 yard IM’s, and a 2:02.41 in the 200 free long course from this summer. She took 6th at Junior Nationals in the 400 long course free with a 4:16.66.

Though she was very good coming into high school, Williams has continued to make steady improvement year-after-year, and as a junior knocked 1.6 seconds off of her best time in the 200 free, and seven seconds in the 500 yard free. We could be looking at somewhere around a 4:40 in the 500 free during her senior season at Chiles High School.

For her club swimming, she trains at Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC) under head coach Terry Maul.

Virginia last year was one of the deepest middle-distance teams in the country. As an example, they had 9 girls go 1:48 or better in the 200 free, and only one of those was a senior. Even with Lauren Perdue’s graduation, that shouldn’t change much with the addition of a sizable freshman class that includes Leah Smith, Kaitlyn Jones, and Maddy Smart, among others.

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Wahoo Strong

So glad to hear this great news! Cece should be a great fit!


No men? Does not even seem to be recruiting men.

Georgia Gold

Swimwear…are you serious? Do you even know when the recruiting weekends are? That is just an ill-informed comment. I am sure that the young men and women on the UVA team know that people like you are gunning for them. That is OK. Those kids had to rebound from a terrible shock this summer. No need to add salt to the wound and treat the team and coaches as if they are stupid. Go back to your sandbox.

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