Ronni Williams Named All-Region Nominee for Coaches’ All-America Team

Florida’s Ronni Williams was selected as an All-Region 2 nominee for the 2017 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team, the WBCA announced Thursday evening.

The selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team from 52 candidates representing five regions.

The selection committee uses an equation to determine an equitable number of nominees from each region. The number of NCAA Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of NCAA Division I institutions overall to determine a percentage for each region. This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region.

Williams is one of nine players who comprise the Region 2 selections.

The 2017 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team will be announced Saturday, April 1 during the WBCA Convention in Dallas.

Some of Williams’ Career Highlights – Also available HERE with additional information

  • 2017 First Team All-SEC (Coaches and Media teams)
  • 2015-16 All-Southeastern Conference Second Team (coaches)
  • In 2016-17, became first Gator in program history to lead the SEC in scoring – 20.1 ppg (league games; overall games still TBD – leads All Games stats as of March 22, 2017)
  • Led UF in scoring (10.3 ppg) in 2014-15, in 2015-16 (11.1 ppg) and 2016-17 (19.1 ppg)
  • Only the third player in program history to lead the team in scoring three different seasons – and the first ever to do so in three consecutive seasons.
  • 43 points, 14 rebounds at Vanderbilt (Jan. 29, 2017) – first SEC women’s basketball player to drop 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game since 2003
  • Career-high 43 points vs. Vanderbilt (January 30) was the third-most in a game in program history (45 pts by Quientella Bonner vs. UT Chattanooga (1/22/77); 44 by Merlakia Jones vs. Texas (1/25/95)
  • Became just the sixth Gator with three or more 30-point games in a career – and only player who had all of hers in the same season
  • Became just the eighth Gator to have multiple 30-point games in a career
  • One of 30 Candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award
  • Collected 700th career rebound (at LSU Jan. 5, 2017) – 15th Gator
  • 2016-17 Florida Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2016-17 Arizona State Classic All-Tournament Team
  • SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 24-30, 2017)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 9, 2016)
  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 3, 2014)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 11, 2013)
  • Member of the 2016-17 SEC Women’s Basketball Leadership Council, which provides student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and Conference office staff
  • 2015 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll Member
  • 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team


Visit to see a list of past WBCA Coaches’ All-America teams.


All-Region 2 Selections
Name Institution Year Pos.
Evelyn Akhator Kentucky Senior Forward
Alaina Coates South Carolina Senior Center
Sophie Cunningham Missouri Sophomore Guard
Diamond DeShields Tennessee Senior Guard
Makayla Epps Kentucky Senior Guard
Mercedes Russell Tennessee Senior Center
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Junior Guard
Ronni Williams Florida Senior Forward
A’ja Wilson South Carolina Junior Forward


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