WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), a senior forward for the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, was selected to the America East All-Conference Second Team on Thursday afternoon at its annual awards banquet.
With the honor, Williams becomes the tenth player in UNH history to be named to the second team and is the just the second player in the program's history to earn all-conference honors multiple times.
The senior leads the team with 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this season, totals that both rank in the top-10 in the conference. Williams has been especially stellar from the charity stripe this season, with the fifth best free throw percentage in the conference, posting a .792 clip (95-of-120). In conference play she was even more impressive, shooting 83.9 percent (52-of-62) from the stripe.
Williams has scored in double digits in 19 of the last 21 games, including 30 of the last 35 dating back to last year. The forward has led the team in scoring in 15 contests this season and has scored in double figures in 24 games.
She recently notched her fourth double-double of the season, tallying 11 points and 10 rebounds against Boston University on Feb. 28. For Williams, the impressive mark comes as her 16th career double-double, including a conference-best 10 last season.
Williams tallied a season-high 18 points on four separate occasions this year, including back-to-back efforts against Harvard on Nov. 11 and Quinnipiac on Nov. 29. Her most recent 18-point outburst came against Binghamton on Feb. 25, when she also pulled in six rebounds. Williams compiled a season-high 13 rebounds against UMBC on Feb. 13, while also dropping in a team-high 16 points.
Williams and the rest of the
Wildcats will face No. 8 Maine on Thursday, March 4 (6 p.m.) in the
first round of the America East Championships at the University of
Hartford's Chase Arena.