Ronni Williams Honored for her Performance with SEC Weekly Award

During the week of January 24-30, Florida senior Ronni Williams had the best two-game statistical week in program history and that accomplishment was honored Tuesday when she was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week.

Tennessee’s Jaime Nared also was honored by the league office this week.

A quick rundown of Williams’ two-game span:

  • In games against Tennessee (L, 84-75) and Vanderbilt (W, 93-73), Williams averaged 37 points with 8.5 rebounds (31 points vs. Tennessee; 43 vs. Vanderbilt).
  • She hit 58.5 percent of her shots from the floor, while she converted 26-of-30 free throws for an 86.7 percent accuracy mark. None of her field goals were three-pointers.
  • In the road win at Vanderbilt, Williams also grabbed a season and game-high 14 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season (19th of her career), while tying her career-high with four steals (a game-high) and dished a team-high-tying three assists.
  • Williams’ offensive outburst in Nashville was the third highest individual scoring total in program history, just behind the 45 points from Quientella Bonner on January 22, 1977 and the 44 by Merlakia Jones on January 25, 1995.
  • Williams became just the sixth Gator with three or more 30-point games in a career, joining Merlakia Jones (5), DeLisha Milton (4), Tammy Jackson (4), Vanessa Hayden (3) and Brandi McCain (3)
  • Williams’ 43 points were the most by an SEC player in any game this season.

Williams leads the SEC in scoring overall (19.4 ppg) and in league games only (21.9 ppg). She also is among the SEC leaders in league games for field goal percentage, rebounding, defensive rebounds and free throw percentage.

Williams and the Gators next play on the road at Texas A&M on Thursday, February 2, when tip-off from Reed Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT).


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