Calgary, AB (February 28, 2018) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce Moriah Williams of Briercrest College has been selected as the 2017-18 ACAC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year sponsored by Basketball Alberta.
In her first season out of Pontiac Michigan, the 5'8" guard was stellar in her play for Briercrest, often leaned upon as a defensive stopper, Williams has gained a reputation as one of the best defenders in the conference. With 55 steals placing her 5th in the south to go along with an 8th place finish in rebounds per game at 8.1, she also finished 7th in the south in blocks with 15 an incredible feat for a guard. While she was leaned on for her defensive play her offensive play did not suffer one bit, averaging 12 points a game offensively good for a top 20 finish in the south, to go along with 55 total assists which also put her in the top 20 in the south. All this while helping to lead the Briercrest women to their best finish in basketball in the last 10 years.
"Moriah Williams overcame many obstacles to have an exceptional season in the ACAC. She recovered from a serious injury and learned a new style of game in a new country. She did a great job of being a defensive force and one of the best rebounding guards in the country. She was an asset to her team on both ends of the floor, and will only continue to improve in the future. We are excited for her being recognized as the top rookie." Patrick Havard, head coach Women's Basketball Briercrest
Williams is in her 1st year at Briercrest taking a certificate in biblical studies, she was born in Pontiac Michigan and attended Winter Haven High School.
This prestigious award was presented to Williams at the 2018 ACAC Women's Basketball Championship Ceremony held in Calgary AB.
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Mark Kosak, ACAC
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