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Gabby Williams Named The American's Player of the Week

Junior Gabby Williams was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week Monday.
Jan. 2, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a 2-0 week for the Huskies, junior forward Gabby Williams was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday.

Williams put together another stat-stuffing week for the top-ranked UConn women’s basketball team, averaging 15.5 points on 63.6 shooting from the field, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game in a week that included a pair of road wins against No. 4/3 Maryland and UCF. 

The Sparks, Nev. native started the week with a 16-point, nine-rebound, five-assist performance in the Huskies’ win over No. 4/3 Maryland on Thursday evening.  Williams was 8-15 from the floor against the Terps’ super-sized frontline and her five assists came against only two turnovers. 

The win over Maryland on Thursday marked UConn’s 87th-straight and was its 16th-consecutive win over an opponent ranked in the top-five of the AP Poll. 

Williams followed that up with 15 points, six-rebounds, four-assists and three-blocks in the New Year’s Day win at UCF on Sunday.  She converted on six of her seven field goal attempts and also recorded three steals in only 28-minutes of action against the Knights. 

The Huskies return to the XL Center on Wednesday, Jan. 4 when they will host East Carolina for their first conference matchup at home this season.