Collier and Samuelson join Williams on All-America Team
This is the third time in four seasons that UConn has placed three players on the USBWA All-America squad
Husky Trio named to espnW All-America First Team, Auriemma selected Coach of the Year
UConn boasts the most candidates of any program.
UConn vs Mississippi State NCAA Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
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USATSI Gallery - No. 1 UConn vs. No. 2 Mississippi State - FInal Four
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UConn Day 2 in Dallas for Final Four (photo by Stephen Slade)
2017 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year
2017 Selected as a First Team All-American by the WBCA and the USBWA
2017 Associated Press Second Team All-American
2017 American Conference First Team
2017 American Conference Defensive Player of the Year
2017 All-NCAA Tournament Team
- 2017 NCAA All-Bidgeport Regional Team
2015 American Athletic Conference Sixth Player of the Year
2015 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
Earned a spot in the starting lineup in all 37 games for the Huskies … Third on the team at 14.3 points per game and finished second on the team and sixth in the American Athletic Conference at 8.4 rebounds per contest … Second only to teammate Napheesa Collier on the squad and third in the league with a field goal percentage of 58.1 percent … Led five Huskies with at least 100 assists by dishing-out 190 helpers to become the first post player to lead the team in assists … Finished third in the conference and led the team with 100 steals while finishing fifth in the league with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.2-to-1 … Scored in double-figures 30 times and posted at least 20 points on five occasions, including in four of UConn’s five NCAA Tournament contests … Recorded double-digit rebounds 15 times and … Scored a career-high 26 points and snared 14 rebounds in the win over No. 6/6 South Carolina on February 13 … Scored 19 points, snatched 12 rebounds, dished-out seven assists and recorded six thefts in the victory at No. 2/1 Notre Dame on December 7 … Scored 25 points on 9-13 shooting and a 7-7 performance from the free throw line in the NCAA regional final win over Oregon on March 27 … Recorded the fifth triple-double in UConn history when she scored 16 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dropped 10 dimes in the win at East Carolina on January 24.
Played in all 38 of UConn’s games and earned 12 starting assignments … Sixth on the team at 8.8 points and third with 5.6 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game … Shot a team-best 63.6 percent from the field and improved her free throw shooting dramatically from her freshman year. Williams shot 75 percent from the charity stripe during her sophomore year while posting 46.2 percent during her freshman year … Started the season with back-to-back double-doubles and was the first Husky to do so since Rebecca Lobo accomplished that feat during the first two games of the 1994-95 season … Finished the season with four double-doubles, which was the second-highest total on the team … Hauled in at least seven rebounds in 14 games and was one of nine Huskies with more assists (51) than turnovers (45) … Put together one of the finest games of her career with 19-point, 11-rebound, three-assist effort at Temple on February 14. The 19 came on 9-9 shooting from the field and the three assists came against only one turnover … Started in place of the injured Katie Lou Samuelson in the national championship game against Syracuse and finished with nine points, on 4-6 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds and three assists … Also tallied a career-high 19 points against UCF on January 20. The Sparks, Nev. native was 9-11 from the field and also snared seven rebounds and recorded three thefts against the Knights … Scored in double-figures 15 times and was second on the team in steals with 72.
Came off the bench in 38 games for UConn, finishing sixth on the team at 8.3 points and third on the squad at 5.7 rebounds in only 15.6 minutes per contest ... Led the team at 63.7 percent field goal shooting but did not make enough field goals to qualify statistically nationally ... Scored in double-figures 19 times, including 13 double-figure scoring games that came in 20-minutes of playing time or less ... Snatched double-figure rebounds six times, including a career-high 16 boards in only 22-minutes in the win at SMU on January 11 ... Posted five double-doubles on the year, which was the second-highest total on the team. Breanna Stewart's 11 double-doubles led the squad ... Put together one of the finest NCAA debuts in UConn history, scoring 15 points on 7-7 shooting to go along with six rebounds in only 14-minutes ... Netted a career-best 18 points on 8-11 shooting on 14 rebounds in the win over Cincinnati on February 3 ... Honored as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week three times.
A three-year starter in basketball for Reed High in Sparks... As a sophomore averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, and seven steals per game in leading Reed to the Class 4A state title ... Had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists in a semifinal win over Foothill, then had 24 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the championship game win over Reno ... Was named the Las Vegas Review-Journal Class 4A state Player of the Year ... As a junior was averaging 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and seven blocked shots per game when she suffered a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament and partially-torn meniscus in her right knee on Jan. 19 just 30-seconds into a game against rival Reno High... Had season-ending surgery Feb. 11 and was cleared to return to full basketball activity Oct. 10.
In track and field she is a two-time Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year (2011 and 2012)... In the state championship meet as a freshman she won the high jump, was second 100-meter hurdles, third in the 300-meter hurdles, and ran the second leg of the second-place 4x400-meter relay team ... As a sophomore, she won three individual state championships -- the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.11 seconds, the 300 -meter hurdles in 42.86 seconds, and the high jump with a leap of 5'11" ... At age 15, she was the youngest competitor in the 2012 United States Olympic Track & Field Trials held in Eugene, Ore. and cleared 6'2.25" -- the sixth-best ever for a high school athlete and tying Amy Acuff's 21-year-old top mark for a sophomore ... Finished fifth in a field that included five-time national champion and world silver medalist Chaunte Lowe, the highest collegiate jumper ever in Brigetta Barrett, and five-time Olympian Acuff.
Gabby Lisa Williams ... Daughter of Matthew and Therese ... Born September 9, 1996.
|CAREER HIGHS (through March 31, 2017)
|Points||26||vs. South Carolina (February 13, 2017)|
|Field Goals Made||10||vs. South Carolina (February 13, 2017)|
|Field Goals Attempted||19||vs. South Carolina (February 13, 2017)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||vs. Florida State (November 14, 2016)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||1||Seven Times|
|Free Throws Made||10||vs. Albany (March 18, 2017)|
|Free Throws Attempted||11||Twice|