Ronni Williams Selected as a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Florida’s Ronni Williams was one of 30 women’s basketball student-athletes from around the country who were selected as a candidate for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball.

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

Williams currently leads the Southeastern Conference in scoring with 18.6 points per game and ranks No. 7 in the league in rebounding (8.3 rpg). The Gator senior has compiled 1,176 points during her career and has corralled 701 rebounds.

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 platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to fields of 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit

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