Team captain ... shared the team's Unsung Hero award ... saw action in 32 games with 30 starts ... led UVa with 22 blocks ... with her first lay-up of the second half against Duke in the ACC tourney, became the 23rd Cavalier to score 1,000 career points ... finished her career ranked No. 21 with 1,053 points in 123 games ... led UVa with her seventh double-double of the season (11th of her career) with a season-high 25 points and 10 boards in the WNIT quarterfinal at Wisconsin ... had 13 points and eight boards in the WNIT third round win over South Florida ... added 11 points in the WNIT second round win over Charlotte ... racked up her sixth double-double of the season (10th of career) with 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds against No. 1/1 Duke in the ACC quarterfinal ... also blocked two shots against he Blue Devils ... had five points, four boards, and a block in the win over Clemson in the first round ... added 10 points and nine boards in the win at Clemson ... netted 17 points, eight rebounds, and a block against Florida State ... had 12 points and seven boards in the win at Virginia Tech ... added seven points and five rebounds against No. 6/6 Maryland ... notched her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards in the win over North Florida ... notched her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and a team-high 10 boards in the win over Miami ... also blocked two shots against the Hurricanes ... had seven points and eight boards against No. 1 Duke ... grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds at Florida State ... had 10 points and seven rebounds against Virginia Tech ... added 12 points and nine boards at No. 3 Maryland ... had six points and eight rebounds in the overtime win over Boston College ... netted her third double-double of the season with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds in the win over Wake Forest ... grabbed seven boards at No. 2 North Carolina ... sat out at Richmond, nursing sprained knee from the UAB game ... had six points and six boards in 17 minutes of action in the win over UAB in the Marriott Cavalier Classic championship before leaving the game with an injury ... notched her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards in the win over Maine in the Marriott Cavalier Classic first round ... had 11 points and seven boards against No. 6/6 Connecticut ... added eight points and a career-best three blocks in the win over Cleveland State ... returned to the starting line-up at Marshall ... had eight points and two blocks in the win over Seton Hall ... returned to action against Temple, coming off the bench for seven points and four boards ... played the first 12 minutes against South Dakota State in the opening round of the Junkanoo Jam before leaving the game with a knee injury ... missed the next game against Central Florida ... added 17 points and five rebounds against Liberty ... grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the win over Marquette ... noted for scoring the first-ever basket at John Paul Jones Arena ... actually scored the first 11 points of the game en route to 21 total points against the Lady Monarchs ... also grabbed five boards and blocked a shot ... racked up her first double-double of the season in the win at Rhode Island ... finished with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebound.
Shared the team's Unsung Hero award ... recipient of the Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship for 2006-07 as a hard-working player committed to success ... team captain ... started every game at center ... led the team in scoring with 11.8 ppg ... recorded her third double-double of the season (fourth in her career) with a team-high 13 points and game-high 11 rebounds at Pittsburgh in the WNIT quarterfinal ... had 13 points and seven rebounds in the win over Miami in the WNIT second round ... paced UVa with 13 points and 10 boards for her third career double-double in the WNIT first round win over St. Joseph's ... grabbed seven boards against No. 1 North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinal ... had six points and six rebounds in the upset of No. 25 Boston College in the ACC first round ... added 17 points in the win over Clemson ... chipped in 14 points in the win over Georgia Tech ... had 11 points in the win at Wake Forest ... added 16 points and seven boards in the win over Longwood ... had 14 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the line, and nine rebounds against No. 1 North Carolina ... added 11 points and a career-high three blocks at No. 2 Duke ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against Virginia Tech ... had 12 points, seven rebounds, and a block against Florida State ... added a season-high 20 points, nine boards, and a blocks in the win at Miami ... tallied 16 points and a block against No. 6 Maryland ... had seven points and a block in the upset win at No. 18/23 Virginia Tech ... notched her first double-double of the season (second in her career) with 12 points and 10 rebounds against No. 25 NC State ... also had two blocks against the Wolfpack ... only Cavalier in double figures with 14 points at Florida State ... also grabbed eight boards against the Seminoles ... paced UVa with 17 points and two blocks in the win over Middle Tennessee ... named to the Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team ... added 13 points and three steals in the Cavalier Classic Championship win over Holy Cross ... had 15 points in the win over Yale in the opening round ... scored 18 points in the win over Marshall ... also had five boards and a block ... had 14 points, five boards, and two blocks in the win at Seton Hall ... paced UVa with 15 points and seven boards in the win over Harvard ... grabbed seven rebounds against No. 12 Minnesota in the Paradise Jam championship ... added 13 points in the win over Wright State ... scored 13 points in the win at George Washington, shooting 60 percent from the field.
Shared team's Unsung Hero award ... played in 30 games with two starts ... shot a team-best 51 percent from the field ... provided a huge spark off the bench ... grabbed two rebounds and blocked a shot in the win over Old Dominion in the NCAA Tournament first round ... missed two games at the ACC Tournament because of a minor knee injury suffered in practice ... was cleared to play vs. No. 4/3 North Carolina but did not play (coach's decision) ... racked up 10 points and six boards at No. 8/4 North Carolina ... added four points and six boards in the upset of No. 20/21 Maryland ... had 12 points, seven boards, four steals, and a block in the win at Virginia Tech ... grabbed three rebounds against No. 8/6 North Carolina ... added six points and five rebounds in the upset at No. 24/19 Florida State ... contributed six points and eight boards in the win over Virginia Tech ... had a perfect shooting performance with 3-3 from the field and 4-4 from the line for 11 points in the win over Dartmouth ... grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at No. 16/18 Maryland ... had five boards in the win over Clemson ... recorded a career-high 28 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for first double-double of her career in the win at Wake Forest ... came off the bench for a game-high 16 points in the win over South Carolina ... added 10 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in the win over James Madison, helping UVa to the Marriott Cavalier Classic title and giving head coach Debbie Ryan the 600th win of her career ... went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe against the Dukes ... had 11 points on perfect shooting with 4-for-4 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line in the win over St. Francis ... also added seven boards and two blocks against the Red Flash ... added four points on perfect shooting in the win over Old Dominion ... scored eight points in the win over Northwestern, helping UVa to second place at the Mildred & Roger L. White Invitational ... added six points and seven boards against No. 24 Houston ... had six points and five rebounds in the win over Liberty ... received the starting nod in front of her hometown crowd in the win at Cleveland State ... had six points and seven boards against the Vikings ... grabbed three rebounds in the win over Maine in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic ... had a career-high five steals against Arizona State.
Named team's Rookie of the Year ... played in all 29 contests with six starts ... tossed in 10 points and eight boards against No. 10 North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinal game ... came off the bench for six points and six rebounds at No. 11 North Carolina ... had four points in the win over Wake Forest ... added eight points and five boards against Florida State ... had four points and four boards in the win at Georgetown ... paced UVa with 18 points and two blocks against No. 10/11 North Carolina ... chipped in seven points and four boards at Clemson ... added five points in the win at Florida State ... had six points, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the line, in the win at NC State ... came off the bench for eight points, four boards, and a block in the win over Georgia Tech ... had seven points and career-high four steals against Clemson ... had 12 points against No. 7/6 Minnesota ... in win over Wagner had 10 points and six boards ... joined the starting line-up at St. Joseph's where she scored a career-high 23 points, grabbed a career-high eight rebounds, and blocked her first collegiate shot ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors following her performance ... in collegiate debut, chipped in 15 points and career-high eight rebounds in the win over UNC Greensboro.
Named to the McDonald's All-American Top 100 list...earned first-team All-City, All-State, and All-County honoree...earned Division 3 state Player of the Year honors as a senior...member of the 2003 Adidas All-Star Game...became just the second player in Ohio state history to help her team to four consecutive state championships...finalist for Miss Basketball in Ohio...won the 2003 Nate Thurmond Award...captured the gold medal at the 2002 USA Youth Basketball Development game...averaged 17.5 ppg and 12.5 rpg as a junior...earned MVP honors at the state tourney in 2000, 2001 and 2003...rated the nation's No. 11 center and No. 42 player overall by All-Star Girls Report...president of SADD...honor roll student...National Scholar Athlete Award winner in 2003.
Siedah Janaya Williams ... born July 24, 1985, in Cleveland, Ohio ... parents are Gail Williams and Joeseph Williams ... has an older brother Jawad Williams (21) and two sisters- Na'Sheema Hillmon (28) and Adjoni Williams (13) ... brother Jawad is a senior guard at North Carolina ... National Honor Society ... volunteered at St. Timothy's Hunger Center for four years ... plans to be a doctor ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... open major.
Williams by the Numbers
Points: 28 at Wake Forest, 1-6-05 3-pointers: 1 (6X), last vs. Florida State, 2-18-07 Rebounds: 13 vs. Virginia Tech, 2-2-06 Assists: 3 vs. #6/6 Maryland, 2-11-07 Steals: 5 vs. Arizona State, 11-11-04 Blocks: 3 (4X), last vs. Wake Forest, 1-11-07 Double-Doubles: 11
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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