#22 - Zakia Williams
Position: G
Year: Jr.
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
  • Gained valuable experience as a freshman sophomore, appearing in 32 games off the bench
  • 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


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


CAREER STATS AT VCU

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds   
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg  
2010-11   17-0     85/5.0     3-10   .300    0-0    .000    1-2    .500   7-9     16  0.9  13-0    5  18   1   1    7/0.4  
2011-12   15-0     85/5.7     3-10   .300    0-0    .000    2-6    .333   7-6     13  0.9  12-0   15  14   1   8    8/0.5  
TOTAL     32-0    170/5.3     6-20   .300    0-0    .000    3-8    .375  14-15    29  0.9  25-0   20  32   2   9   15/0.5  


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