FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending on November 27. It's the second time in as many weeks she has been honored by the ODAC to begin the 2017 season. She also earned the honor for the first week of the season for the week ending on November 20.
Williams was 10-15 from the floor against Apprentice in a 72-71 victory over the in-state opponent last Tuesday. She finished with 23 points and pulled down 22 rebounds, including 10 offensive rebounds. Williams added three blocks and two assists to her efforts last week as well. Williams has had a double-double in each game for the Yellow Jackets this year.
Williams is atop the ODAC in scoring at 25.8/game, rebounding at 21.8/game and blocks at 4.0/game. She also leads the conference in total number of rebounds (87) and is second in the conference for total points scored at 103.
She also leads the country in rebounds per game and total rebounds and is eighth in the nation for points per game and sixth for total points. She is also tied for fourth in the nation for blocks per game. Williams is also tied for second in the country for double-doubles per games played.
The week, which featured just the Apprentice game, follows a season-opening week where Williams earned the ODAC Player of the Week honor as well as the United States Basketball Writers Association DIII National Player of the week. She started the season with 34 points, 22 rebounds and six blocks against #14 Marymount as R-MC upset the Saints 78-73. Later in the week, she totaled 46 points, 43 rebounds and seven blocks in two games during the R-MC Tip-Off Classic sponsored by Reisbeck Contracting. She was named the Classic's Most Outstanding Player.
This week's award marks Williams' sixth ODAC Player of the Week honor. She earned four last year while en route to her ODAC Rookie of the Year accolade as well.
Randolph-Macon (3-1) returns to the hardwood tomorrow night against Washington and Lee to open ODAC play this season. The game will begin at 7:00 PM in Crenshaw Gymnasium. The team will also take on Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Saturday in Ashland at 4:30 PM.