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Williams named D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year

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ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been named the D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year. The vote encompasses players in each region of the country and are nominated and voted on by the country's sports information directors. Williams has also earned a spot on the All-Region First Team and will be eligible for a D3hoops.com All-American selection.

This is the 17th year D3hoops.com has named an All-Region team and this year's All-America team will be the 21st annual All-American selections. The D3hoops.com All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches' associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.

Williams was selected to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team as well as named the conference Player of the Year and the conference tournament's Most Outstanding Player. She set new R-MC and ODAC records with her play in 2017-18. She finished the season with 736 points and 527 rebounds, both single-season records for the school and the ODAC.

Williams was a national leader across much of the season in points per game, rebounds per game and blocks per game and, at times, led in all three categories. Williams set new tournament records for total points scored (79) and total rebounds (60) in a single ODAC Tournament. Williams is featured in Sports Illustrated this week as a "Face in the Crowd."

All-American selections will be announced following the Division III Women's National Semifinals.

D3hoops.com All-South Region Selections

Player of the Year: Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon
Coach of the Year: Rusty Rainbolt, East Texas Baptist
Rookie of the Year: Savannah LeGate, Oglethorpe

First team

 

 

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Zarkia Mattox 

Ferrum 

Sr. 

Rocky Mount, Va. 

Micah Weaver 

Trinity (Texas) 

Sr. 

Poth, Texas 

Bryce Frank 

Austin 

Jr. 

Granbury, Texas 

Savannah LeGate 

Oglethorpe 

Fr. 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Kelly Williams 

Randolph-Macon 

So. 

Garysburg, N.C. 

Second team

 

 

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

Samm Chandler 

Averett 

Sr. 

Burnsville, N.C. 

Victoria Pena 

Texas-Dallas 

So. 

Helotes, Texas 

G

Bella Taylor 

Sewanee 

Jr. 

Sparta, Tenn. 

Taylor Blevins 

Emory and Henry 

Jr. 

Abingdon, Va. 

Juliette Harp 

Huntingdon 

Sr. 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Third team

 

 

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

Lauren Ramsey 

Guilford 

Sr. 

Lexington, N.C. 

Kendall Rollins 

Mary Hardin-Baylor 

So. 

Fulshear, Texas 

Kim Childress 

East Texas Baptist 

So. 

Highlands Ranch, Colo. 

Sabrina Shepherd 

Salem

Sr. 

Selma, N.C. 

Ashley Oldshue 

Emory 

Jr. 

Glenview, Ill. 

 

 

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