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For Immediate Release:
April 09, 2014
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Trenae V. Floyd

Commissioner Jordan honors first U.S. Woman to medal in Summer and Winter Olympics


Left: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan congratulates U.S. Olympian Lauryn Williams for making history as the only U.S. woman to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics. Right: Commissioner Barbara Jordan presents Lauryn Williams with a proclamation naming April 8, 2014 as Lauryn Williams Day.

Miami, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and the Board of County Commissioners congratulated Lauryn Williams today for making history as the first U.S. woman to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics. Williams won a Gold Medal in Track and Field for the 4x100 Relay during the 2012 Summer Olympics and a Silver Medal in the Two-Man Bobsled during the Winter Olympics this past February.

Williams also won a Silver Medal in Track and Field in the 100-meter race during the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2004, she was the NCAA 100-meter Champion. In 2005, her 4x100-meter team was named World Champions. In 2006, Williams was the World Indoor 60-meter Silver Medalist. Her Bobsled accomplishments include a Gold Medal in the World Cup in Igls, Austria. She was named to the U.S. National Bobsled Team in 2013 and finished Third Place at the U.S. National Push Championships. Williams was named to the U.S. Winter Olympic Team in January of this year.

Williams is a 2004 graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.