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Moments in TSU History: Williams Named OVC Volleyball Player of the Year
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Moments in TSU History: Williams Named OVC Volleyball Player of the Year

In 2011, Shaquita Williams made history by becoming the first Tiger to receive OVC Volleyball Player of the Year honors since the award began in 1985.

As a senior middle blocker, Williams was the offensive leader for TSU the entire season as she averaged 3.80 kills per set behind a .308 hitting percentage. She also led the team in service aces and blocks.

Williams finished her career in the top five in four career categories for TSU, including career kills, service aces, block assists and total blocks. She was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Week twice during her career and was selected to the 2010 All-OVC team.

The Huntsville, Ala. native led the OVC and ranked fifth in the NCAA in service aces. She also led the league in points per set while ranking 30th nationally.  She posted double-figure kills in all except three matches and had five 20-plus kill performances in the 2011 season.

During her junior season, Williams had 285 kills, but the Tigers struggled to a 9-18 record and missed the OVC playoffs. In her breakout senior season, Williams tallied 432 kills and the Tigers earned the number two seed in the OVC Tournament with an 18-11 record.

Williams graduated from Tennessee State with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences in May 2012.