21 - Meagan Williams
Meagan Williams
Birth Date: 07/09/1988
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Sheldon HS
Position: Guard
DARE TO KNOW ME

2008-09
In her junior season, played in 26 games for UCSB...Tied for team lead - and tied a season high - with six rebounds in season-high 19 minutes on March 5 at UC Riverside...Matched career-high with three blocked shots vs. Cal Poly on Jan. 17...Averaged 2.3 ppg, with a season-high eight points on Dec. 7 vs. Gonzaga...Tallied team-best three blocks in UCSB's two Big West Tournament games...Three assists against Arizona, one off her career-high...Fourth overall on team in blocks, with 14 on the season. 2007-08
Had the highest single-game points total by a Gaucho when she poured in 28 in loss to Montana...Knocked down a career-best four three-pointers in the game...A phenomenal offensive rebounder, 43 of Williams' 78 boards were on the offensive end...Led team with 34.8% three-point shooting mark...Finished fourth on team by shooting 44.2% from the floor...Reached double figures in points four times...Made just two starts but played in all 31 games.

Williams Attacks The Offensive Glass
One of things that became very clear throughout the 2006-07 season is Meagan Williams is an animal on the offensive glass. The Sacramento, Calif. native appeared in all but one of the Gauchos' contests a year ago and racked up a total of 103 rebounds -- the second-most among UCSB's freshmen. But what's most interesting is the fact that 63 of those or just over 61% came at the offensive end of the floor. In fact, Williams was the only player on the Santa Barbara roster to rack up more rebounds on the offensive glass than the defensive glass. In all, she had five performances with five or more offensive rebounds, including a career-best six at UC Davis January 13. Her highest total overall was 10 that came at a time when the Gauchos needed it most -- against San Diego in the WNIT First Round. She's A Shooter Too
In addition to her amazing ability to come up with rebounds on the offensive end, Meagan Williams also had a great year shooting the ball during her freshman campaign. She finished the year shooting .382 (47-for-123) from the field, which was tops among UCSB's five freshmen and fifth on the team overall. And while the 5-foot-10 guard only took a total of 39 shots from behind the three point arc, she made 16 of those which led the squad at .410. In fact, she was the only player on the Gauchos' roster that shot better than 40% from distance last season (other than Whitney Warren who made one out of her two three-point attempts). William's top shooting performance of 2006-07 came in Santa Barbara's visit to UC Davis January 13 -- the same game she grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds -- when she went 6-for-12 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point territory for a career-high 16 points. Her six field goals and three triples made were also personal bests. Williams' other double-digit performance came at Cal State Northridge in the regular season finale, when she finished 2-for-4 from downtown and 5-of-9 overall for 14 points to go with eight rebounds. 2006-07
One of the Gauchos' more productive freshmen, Williams appeared in 32 of the teams' 33 games in 2006-07, coming off the bench in all 32...An explosive rebounder especially on the offensive glass, with 63 of her 103 rebounds coming at that end of the floor...A natural scorer, she displayed flashes of brilliance offensively at times...Went 6-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-4 from distance for a career-best 16 points in 25 minutes at UC Davis January 13...Her other double-double performance came in the Gauchos' 90-79 win over Cal State Northridge to clinch the Big West second seed March 9...Was 5-for-9, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc, for 14 points to go with a career-best eight rebounds...Scored nine points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds at San Diego in the WNIT First Round March 15...Played an average of 14.0 minutes per game, but logged 18.3 over the last eight...Posted averages of 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds her first season as a Gaucho...Led the team in three-point shooting at 41%(16-39). High School
A 2006 graduate of Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif., Williams was a two-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Joey Rollings and Michael Bradley...Helped guide the Huskies to two consecutive Delta League titles as a junior and a senior...SHS went on to win the CIF Division I Championship in 2006...Was named the Sheldon Female Athlete of the Year after averaging 23.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 4.3 steals her senior season...Scored a career-high 32 points against Edison that year...Also posted personal bests of 15 rebounds, 11 assists, six steals, seven blocked shots, and six three pointers in 2006...The Huskies' MVP went on to earn All-Delta League and all-city acclaim...Was a member of the Nor Cal Elite Club squad...Also ran track as a prepster. Personal
Meagan Williams was born July 9, 1988 in Bakersfield, Calif....The daughter of Jacques and Jamie Little...Has one sister Heather...Enters her sophomore year at UCSB undeclared, but will likely pursue a major in communication and a minor in women's studies...Her career aspirations are to play professionally in the WNBA or work as a commentator on NBA and WNBA telecasts...Was a scholar athlete from her sophomore year on at Sheldon HS...Nailing a half-court shot to beat the halftime buzzer is her most memorable sports moment...Roots for her hometown Sacramento Kings and Monarchs...Is a fan of Michael Jordan...Her favorite movies are "anything that have to do with basketball"...Can be found watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", "The Cosby Show", "Flavor of Love", or "America's Next Top Model"...Enjoys the works of Richard Wright, especially his novel "Black Boy"...Her hobbies other than basketball include sleeping and watching television...She also likes to take long walks on the beach.

YearG-GsMin-Avg        Fg-aPct3p-aPctFt-aPctOrDrTrAvgPf-DAstToBlkStlTpAvg
06-0732-0448-14.047-123.38216-39.41018-28.64363401033.238-0183712191284.0
07-0831-2411-13.365-147.44216-46.34817-26.6544335782.538-0231718141635.3
08-0926-0261-10.025-62.4031-9.1118-15.5332138592.322-01324149592.3
Totals89-21,120-12.6137-332.41333-94.35143-69.6231271132402.798-0547844423503.9

Career-Highs
Points28vs. Montana12/28/07
Rebounds10at San Diego3/15/07
Assists4vs. UC Irvine1/0/08
Steals3vs. UC Irvine1/10/08
Blocked Shots3twicetwice
FG Made12vs. Montana12/28/07
FG Attempted16vs. Montana12/28/07
FT Made4vs. Cal State Northridge3/6/08
FT Attempted7vs. Cal State Northridge3/6/08

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