Bachelor of Science in finance
College of Business and Economics
Heather Williams has been a star on the soccer field and in the classroom.
The 23-year-old Scholar All-American and NCAA Division 11 West Region Player of the Year will be graduating on June 12 with a Bachelor of Science in finance. A week later, she will be traveling to Europe to play professional soccer in the Swedish Premier League.
Williams is one of Cal State L.A.'s most successful athletes. She helped lead the Golden Eagles to California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season and tournament championships. The team finished No. 5 in the nation, the highest ranking in the program's history.
Williams had a stellar senior year, receiving the Billie Jean King Award as the University's top female athlete. She also became the program's first-ever first-team All-American and the first Cal State L.A. women's soccer player to earn academic All-America honors.
She credits her coaches, professors and teammates for an experience at Cal State L.A. that she will never forget.
"From day one, I felt so welcome here," Williams says. "I've had nothing but a great experience. It felt like it was just one big family."