Athlete excited to be part of FIRST 200

Tara Williams, a recent graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, said softball is what drew her to join the FIRST 200 freshmen at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Tara Williams
Tara Williams

“I’m pretty excited I’m going to be playing softball there,” Williams said. She mentioned she liked the softball program, the location and the academic programs at UHV.

The second base player first learned about UHV when head softball coach Keri Lambeth recruited her after watching her play travel ball for the Magic Gold team out of Missouri City.

Outside of softball, Williams was a member of the National Honor Society and secretary of the English Honor Society at her high school. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and is an advocate for the Arthritis Foundation.

Williams plans to major in biology at UHV and eventually become a physical therapist.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler