Nashville, Tenn. --- Shaquita Williams was recognized as a 2012 nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Williams, a 2012 graduate of Tennessee State, competed four years for the Tiger volleyball team. As a senior she lead the team in points, kills and service aces. She also led the Ohio Valley Conference in service aces and was named to the All-OVC First Team.
At the conclusion of the season, she became the first TSU volleyball player to be named the OVC Player of the Year. To top off a stellar career, Williams was recognized as the TSU Athlete of the Year at the annual awards banquet.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, leadership and community service.
In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Williams has been named to the Athletic Director's list as well as the Commissioner's Honor Roll. The Birmingham, Ala. native also participated in a number of community service efforts with the TSU volleyball program with projects including Hands on Nashville and the Boys & Girls Club.
As the Tennessee State University nominee for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year award, Williams received an NCAA certificate honoring her great accomplishments.
This award acknowledges and commemorates the highest levels of achievement, by highlighting the success of exceptional female student-athletes.
The conference honorees will be announced on the NCAA Woman of the Year website: http://www.ncaa.org/woty in mid to late July. The top 30 (10 from each division) honorees will be announced in late August. The 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced during an awards dinner Sunday, October 14 in Indianapolis.