Williams and Rutherford recently attended the 2019 Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, where they both placed second in the nation in floor exercise in each of their respective age groups. Additionally, both athletes contributed to the overall success of their teams in Region 8 competitions, consisting of eight southeastern states.
To add to their achievements, both Williams and Rutherford have maintained a 4.0 or higher grade-point average throughout their high school careers, perfectly balancing academics and athletics.
At the conclusion of the competition season, the top four all-around athletes in each of the 12 age divisions sanctioned by USA Gymnastics are named to the 2019 Junior Olympic National Team. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competitions and /or compete in the Olympics or collegiate gymnastics. Currently, Williams and Rutherford are training to qualify for the 2020 Nastia Liukin Classic and the 2020 Junior Olympic Nationals.