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AU freshman Williamson named E8 women’s basketball Rookie of the Week
1/31/11

ALFRED, NY — Grace Williamson (Olean, NY/Olean), a freshman forward on the Alfred University women’s basketball team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Week.

Williamson was honored for her play in two Empire 8 games last week — a 77-64 loss at Nazareth on Tuesday and a 63-50 win over visiting RIT on Friday — in which she averaged 16 points and six rebounds.

She scored 15 points on four-of-nine shooting from the field (six-of-11 from the foul line), with seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. In the win over RIT, Williamson netted 17 points on seven-of-12 shooting (two of three from the line), with five rebounds and two blocked shots.

On the season, Williamson is averaging 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, both good for second on the team.

AU is in action next on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at home against St. John Fisher.