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Ronni Williams was named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Monday November 11, 2013Ronni Williams Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Ronni Williams was named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

The University of Florida’s Ronni Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla.) was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, as the league announced its inaugural 2013-14 weekly awards Monday.


The Gator rookie:

·         had a historic collegiate debut, leading the team with 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting), 17 rebounds and 5 blocks

·         became just the second Gator freshman ever to record a double-double in her UF debut. Williams, who also blocked a game-high five shots, joined All-American and U.S. Olympian Tammy Jackson, who netted 13 points and 12 rebounds against Virginia on Nov. 20, 1981.

·         her 17 rebounds are the most-ever by a player of any class in their Gator debut (was 13 boards by junior Courtney Cooper on Nov. 16, 2001, and sophomore Benita Locklear on Dec. 4, 1976)

·         saddled with foul trouble in her second collegiate game, but still collected 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists

·         for the week averaged 9.5 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots, while hitting 60 percent from the field



Last Week:

·         The Gators launched their 40th season of varsity competition with a 93-65 win against Bethune-Cookman and an 88-77 victory versus North Florida.



Opening Weekend Highlights:

·         The season-opening win was the first time in program history that Florida had seven players in double-figure scoring. UF followed that with five players in double-figures, paced by senior Jaterra Bonds’ career-high 25 points and a career-high-tying nine assists along with seven rebounds.



The Week Ahead:

·         Florida (2-0) plays its first two road games of the season this week, beginning with a trip to Blacksburg, Va., to play Virginia Tech on Thursday evening before playing at Kennesaw State on Sunday.




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