USF women’s basketball earns historic ranking

Senior guard Courtney Williams earned AAC Player of the Week following two double-doubles. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU

Coach Jose Fernandez and company can add yet another accolade to their cluttered trophy case as USF women’s basketball jumped to No. 15 in the latest AP poll.

This is the highest ranking in program history. The Bulls (12-4) continue to breeze through their conference schedule, with the exception of their 16-point loss to UConn – only the fourth team to come within 20 points of the Huskies this season

The surge comes after USF escaped New Orleans with a 4-point win over Tulane before returning home to rout East Carolina by 21 points.

Senior Courtney Williams was honored individually as the AAC Player of the Week after back-to-back double-doubles last week. Williams averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds in during that span.

Senior point guard Shalethia Stringfield also added 22 points against ECU.