Williams earns All-American status

USF senior guard Courtney Williams became the first Bulls to be selected as an All-American. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU

USF senior guard Courtney Williams, who played a major role in propelling the women’s basketball program into the national spotlight, has been selected as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 10-member All-America team.

Williams, who averaged 22.4 points per game in her career, was USF’s first player to receive the prestigious honor.

USF advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year, with Williams averaging 30 points in two games.

Williams ended her USF career as the only player in program history to reach 2,000 points (2,304), 900 rebounds (931) and 300 assists (318). Williams scored in double-digits in all but one game this season, recording 23 20-point and five 30-point games.

Williams hopes to become the fifth Bull selected in the WNBA draft, which is scheduled for April 14.

        -Staff report