Gabby Williams named AAC Freshman of the Week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the third time this season, University of Connecticut freshman Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.) has been named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.
Williams averaged 17.0 points and 13.5 rebounds off the bench in a 2-0 week for the Huskies. She opened the week with a career-high 18 points to go along with 14 rebounds in the Huskies’ 96-36 victory over Cincinnati on Feb. 3 before dropping 16 points and pulling down 13 boards against Memphis on Feb. 7. Her performances marked the first time a Husky freshmen has recorded back-to-back double-doubles since Maya Moore in 2007-08.
Over her last six games, she is averaging 12.8 points on 68.0 percent shooting and 8.0 rebounds. Williams, who is one of seven Huskies shooting over 50.0 percent from the floor, boasts the squad’s top shooting percentage at .624.
Williams received her first Freshman of the Week accolade on Dec. 22 and followed up with a second on Jan. 12. In total, UConn has received five Freshman of the Week and four Player of the Week nods in the 2014-15 campaign.
Williams and the Huskies return to action on Monday, Feb. 9 when they host the nation’s top-ranked team South Carolina at Gampel Pavilion at 8 p.m.