Naismith semifinalists will be announced March 2, 2017
Williams joins the Wooden Watch List for the first time this season.
The WBCA Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee added 10 players on Monday.
Junior forward garners the honor for the second time this season.
Samuelson led the Huskies with 28 points in NCAA record-setting 91st straight win.
UConn vs South Carolina (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs SMU (photo by Stephen Slade)
Feb. 7, 2017
UConn vs Tulsa (photo by Stephen Slade)
USATSI Gallery - No. 1 UConn @ Temple
- 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Sixth Player of the Year
- 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
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 April 5, 2016)
|Field Goals Made||8||Twice|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||at Memphis (February 7, 2015)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||n/a|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||1||vs. Cincinnati (February 3, 2015)|
|Free Throws Made||5||vs. Memphis (January 30, 2016)|
|Free Throws Attempted||8||vs. SMU (December 27, 2015)|
|Rebounds||16||at SMU (January 11, 2015)|
|Blocks||3||at Memphis (February 7, 2015)|
|Steals||5||at UCF (January 21, 2015)|