Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:15

UMaine women's basketball adds 6-foot-5 center

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ORONO - The University of Maine women's basketball team continues to rebuild its squad, adding a major piece Tuesday afternoon.

The Black Bears announced the addition of Kathleen "Kat" Williams out of Coral Springs, Florida, a 6-foot-5 center who could become one of the tougher defenders in America East. During her time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game, alongside notching six blocks per contest. She was also named to the state's all-star squad, and was a First Team All-Brown County selection.

 

"We are excited to announce the signing of Kathleen 'Kat' Williams," interim head coach Amy Vachon said in a release. "Kat will bring a solid low post presence to our team and will be a force on the defensive end as well with her size. Kat has a great touch around the basket and has a high basketball IQ that will fit in well with our system. She is not only a great basketball player, but Kat is an excellent student with high standards who will only enhance our team culture. Black Bear Nation, please join us in welcoming Kat Williams!"

 

Williams also served as captain for her high school team, bringing it to a 28-3 record and a district title this past season.

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During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

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