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Gabby Williams Announced as Top-10 Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Feb. 8, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior forward Gabby Williams of the top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was named one of 20 finalists for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award, as announced on Thursday. The list is comprised of 20 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court.

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

One of three Huskies to start all 23 games, Williams is averaging 10.3 points and 7.7 boards per game. After boasting team highs in assists (117) and steals (59) this season, the senior now joins UConn great Maya Moore as the only other Husky with at least 900 rebounds, 400 assists and 250 steals.

Williams is joined by Ariel Atkins (Texas), Lexie Brown (Duke), Tyra Buss (Indianna), Emily Clemens (West Illinois), Rebecca Greenwell (Duke), Delaney Hodgins (Eastern Washington), Kaylee Jensen (Oklahoma State), Jackie Kemp (Saint Louis) and Victoria Vivians (Mississippi State).



An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. 

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 19. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.

For more information on each of the finalists, visit