#22 - Zakia Williams
Position: G
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Northside High School

THE BASICS

  • Williams has gained a reputation among her peers for playing with a high level of passion and intensity
  • Is described as being a “lockdown” type of defender with playmaker ability on both ends of the floor
  • Started 12 games as a junior, averaging 3.2 points and 3.6 rebounds on the season.
  • A well-rounded athlete, Williams played basketball for four seasons at Northside High School in Columbus, Ga.
  • She was also a member of the soccer team as a freshman and sophomore
  • Graduated high school with both the College Prep Seal and Engineering Seal

2012-13 SEASON  (JUNIOR)

  • Started 12 games (all career first’s)
  • Scored a career-high 16 points at Maine in a then career-best 30 minutes
  • Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Saint Louis in A-10 opener
  • Hauled in seven rebounds at No. 24 Ohio State
  • Added nine points (career-high 5-of-5 FT), five rebounds and two assists vs. East Carolina
  • Played 28 minutes off the bench, collecting six points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists in VCU’s season opener at Elon
  • Dished out a career-high six assists and grabbed five rebounds and three steals against UMBC
  • Collected seven points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals at Coppin State
  • Registered two points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals against Maine on New Year’s Day
  • Made first career start at Manhattan
  • Added six points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal at Old Dominion
  • Contributed five points, three assists and a pair of rebounds against UMKC

2011-12 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)

  • Appeared in 15 games off the bench
  • Registered career highs with four assists and five steals in just eight minutes off the bench at Towson (2/2)
  • Averaged 2.0 assists per game off the bench in three WNIT contests
  • Played a season-high 13 minutes finishing with two points and a season-high two rebounds against Norfolk State (12/21)
  • Saw six minutes against Coppin State (12/18), matching her career-best with three points
  • Had a pair of steals in three minutes off the bench vs. Georgia State (1/29)
  • Added two points and two steals at Georgia State (2/23)
  • Collected an assist and rebound in five minutes off the bench at George Mason (1/22)
  • Grabbed three rebounds and dished out an assist in five minutes off the bench at home against the Patriots (2/26)
  • Recorded three minutes off the bench at Winthrop (11/27)

2010-11 SEASON (FRESHMAN)       

  • Saw action in 17 games during her rookie campaign
  • Dished out five assists and collected 16 rebounds
  • Logged a career-high 14 minutes against East Carolina (12/2/10)
  • Set career-highs in points (3), rebounds (3), field goals (1), free throws (1) and steals (1) against Longwood (12/18/10)
  • Collected three rebounds and a pair of assists in 10 minutes against Saint Joseph’s in the first round of the Postseason WNIT (3/17/11)

HIGH SCHOOL     

  • Played four seasons of basketball and was a member of the soccer team as a freshman and sophomore at Northside High School
  • Graduated high school with both the College Prep Seal and Engineering Seal
  • Played for the Georgia Metros AAU program

PERSONAL           

  • Daughter of Christopher and Lydia Williams
  • Originally from New York but has lived in Columbus, Ga., since she was eight years old
  • Majoring in criminal justice
  • Born Dec. 6, 1992


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