Tamia (tuh-ME-uh) Williams is Florida's leading returning play-maker, having dished 56 assists during her rookie season ... a lean, athletic guard who can play any position on the perimeter ... a scoring talent with good range ... nickname is "Tee" ... trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to taking classes during the summer of 2002.
Freshman Year (2001-02) Appeared in all 29 games this season, earning three starts ... ranked second on the team in assists, leading UF in eight games ... dished five assists with three points in 19 minutes of action against Kentucky (Feb. 14) ... played a career-high 29 minutes against No. 11 South Carolina (Feb. 3), scoring nine points with seven rebounds and three assists ... solid in the win over no. 17/16 Georgia, scoring five points with four rebounds in 22 minutes ... played an outstanding 16 minutes in the upset win at No. 6/5 Vanderbilt (Jan. 24), as she came off the bench in the second half, collected a tipped defensive rebound from Courtney Cooper and ran the length of the floor, converted the layup, was fouled and made her first collegiate free throw to give Florida its first lead since the opening basket of the game, 38-37, with 12:10 remaining and the Gators wouldn't trail again. Williams then continued her offensive outburst by hitting a 3-pointer from the left side ... went 3-of-3 from the field for six points and collected three steals in 10 minutes of work against Ole Miss (Jan. 20) ... recorded seven points on 3-of-3 shooting in the loss to Tennessee (Jan. 3) ... dished five assists with four steals in the win over Duquesne (Dec. 28) ... started the first three games of the year, becoming the first freshman to earn a starting nod since Brandi McCain during the 1998-99 season ... scored her first collegiate points on Nov. 20, tallying 11 in the win over High Point ... one double-figure scoring game.
High School Graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 2001 ... one of the highest rated prep players in the state of Florida, ranking as high as no. 8 in the country by All-Star Girls Report ... posted four-year career statistics with the Gators of 1,411 points (13.4 ppg), 499 rebounds (4.8 rpg), 486 assists (4.6 apg) and 296 steals (2.8 spg), while shooting 32-percent (100-for-313) from the 3-point line and 72-percent (131-for-183) from the free throw line ... during her senior year she averaged 17.6 points, with 4.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 steals, while hitting 3-pointers at a 41-percent (32-for-77) clip ... named Second Team All-State by the FHSAA following her senior season, in addition to being selected as the District 9-6A Player of the Year, The Palm Beach Post Girls All-Area Player of the Year, The Sun Sentinel's All-Area First Team ... named to The Palm Beach Post Fab Five team in November of 2000 ... scored 11 points to lead the South team over the North squad 71-62 at the FACA girls basketball All-Star game at The Lakeland Center and earned most valuable player honors on March 3, 2001 ... selected her junior year as First Team All-Area by The Palm Beach Post after averaging 13.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals while leading the Gators to a 23-4 record ... Honorable Mention All-State performer and a First Team All-Conference selection following her junior season ... coached by Jim Traugh her first three years and by Charlie Reppel her senior season.
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