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Kelly Williams Picks Up VaSID Rookie of the Year Award

VASID Kelly Williams VaSID Women's Basketball Player of the Year/ All-State First Team.
VASID Kelly Williams VaSID Women's Basketball Player of the Year/ All-State First Team.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Freshman women's basketball player Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) added to her post season accolade list the VaSID College Division Rookie of the Year and All-State First Team awards.

Williams had a record-breaking rookie season, she averaged 18.5 points per game and 13.1 rebounds per game throughout the season. Williams led the ODAC in rebounds per game, total rebounds (367), offensive rebounds (136), defensive rebounds (231) and points per 40 minutes (26.2).

She finished the season with an ODAC best 23 double-doubles. She broke the R-MC single-season rebound record, recording 367 total rebounds.

The Yellow Jackets finished the season 16-12, finished fifth in the ODAC and made an appearance in the ODAC semifinals.

Williams has also picked up the ODAC Rookie of the Year, ODAC All-First Team, D3hoops All-South Region Rookie of the Year, All-South Region Second team, Richmond Times Dispatch Small College All-State Team and WDIII News Freshman All-American Team awards.


Player of the Year


Zarkia Mattox

Ferrum College


Coach of the Year


Bill Broderick

Christopher Newport University


Rookie of the Year


Kelly Williams

Randolph-Macon College


All-State First Team


Jessica Lam

Bridgewater College

Zarkia Mattox

Ferrum College

Kelly Williams

Randolph-Macon College

Brianne Comden

University of Mary Washington

Sam Porter

Christopher Newport University


All-State Second Team


Samm Chandler

Averett University

Emily Perszyk

Washington & Lee University

Jayla Harris

Virginia Wesleyan College

Charmaine Hairston

Lynchburg College

Lady Walker

Virginia Union University