Impact Player: Williams Shined as a Sophomore
USF Athletics will highlight a student-athlete that had a major impact in each sport during the 2013-14 year. For each player there will be a social media graphic, an article and a highlight video on GoUSFBulls.com. Impact Player features will appear on GoUSFBulls.com every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer. This Impact Player edition features women’s basketball standout Courtney Williams.
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA, JUNE 5, 2014 – Courtney Williams was a spark off the bench in her debut season with USF and the 5-foot-8 guard took her game to a whole new level during the Bulls’ 2013-14 run.
The sophomore from Folkston, Ga., became just the third player in USF history to score more than 550 points in a single season and her late-game heroics helped the Bulls reach the WNIT semifinals. Williams worked her way into the starting lineup early in the season and wound up leading the team with an average of 16.3 points. She finished eighth on USF’s single-season rebounds list with 269 after averaging 7.5 boards per game.
Williams was named to the American Athletic Conference honor roll a team-leading six times and was rewarded for her steady production at the end of the season. Williams was named an All-America honorable mention and a WBCA All-Region selection on top of landing spots on the All-American Athletic Conference First Team and the WNIT All-Tournament Team.
Williams scored a career-high 35 points at Temple on Feb. 22 and delivered in a clutch moment for the Bulls when she knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send USF past Mississippi State in the WNIT quarterfinals. Watch Williams’ big bucket HERE.
Williams will begin the 2014-15 season 169 points away from reaching 1,000 in her career and she’ll be looking to help the Bulls reach the postseason for the 11th time in 12 years.
Watch Williams’ highlight reel and previous Impact Player features online at youtube.com/BullsVision. Follow along through social media by using the hashtag #USFImpact.