Ashley Williams finished with back-to-back double-doubles last week, pushing the Crimson Tide to two key victories as it searches for an NCAA Tournament bid. On Tuesday the Southeastern Conference recognized her efforts by naming Williams SEC Player of the Week for women’s basketball.
Recorded a double-double in both of @AlabamaWBB's wins.
Averaged 16.5 pts, 10 reb, 2.5 ast and 2.5 stl in the two games.@ash_will20 is the #SECWBB POTW. pic.twitter.com/usyNTCHM3U
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) February 20, 2018
Williams, the Crimson Tide’s only fifth-year player, was also named the SEC’s player of the week once during the 2014-15 season, and freshman of the week twice during the 2013-14 season.
Referred to as “Mother Hen” by her teammates, Williams is both the vocal leader and most experienced player on Alabama this season. She is the only player that has been with coach Kristy Curry since she took the Alabama job five years ago.
The senior scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Alabama’s first-ever win at Tennessee on Thursday, and she followed that up with a 17-point, 10-rebound game against Auburn three days later.
Williams will play her final regular-season home game against No. 21 Georgia on Thursday night.