ACC Women’s Basketball: Duke’s Elizabeth Williams Named Capital One Academic All-America

Williams becomes the ACC’s 45th Academic All-America Team selection

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Following a vote by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Duke University women’s basketball senior Elizabeth Williams was selected to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America Team for Division I.

Williams was one of 15 student-athletes selected, and joins a list of 30 former ACC women’s basketball players who combine for 44 Academic All-America Team selections. She is the sixth different Blue Devil to earn Academic All-America honors in program history.

Obtaining a degree in psychology and planning on going into the medical field, Williams has tallied a 3.43 grade-point average over her Duke career.  Williams, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District III honoree, two-time ACC All-Academic Team and two-time ACC Honor Roll selection.  She was named to the Dean’s List at Duke in the spring of 2012.

One of the top post players in the nation, Williams is averaging 14.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 2.4 assists for the 16th-ranked Blue Devils.  She currently ranks 18th nationally in blocks and leads all centers nationally with a 2.4 assist per game average.

In the ACC stats, Williams ranks 11th in scoring (14.8), seventh in rebounding (8.5), second in blocks (2.8) and 11th in field goal percentage (50.8).  She is even better in ACC action ranking, ranks tied seventh in scoring (15.9), 11th in rebounding (7.5), fifth in blocks (2.5) and 10th in field goal percentage (49.4). Williams recently became just the second Blue Devil in school history in pull down 1,000 rebounds and block 400 shots.