MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Auburn Montgomery junior guard Katie Williams earned the fifth Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award of the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, for her success both on and off the court.
Over the last three games, she has averaged 12.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, highlighted by a career-high 24 point performance against Brenau. Williams nailed six 3-pointers in that game, which tied a season-high. Her 36 overall 3-pointers this season leads the team and ranks her 35th in the NAIA.
"Katie is very deserving of this award," Head Coach Dan Davis said. "She has become a team leader in games and during practice as the season has progressed. She is just a fierce competitor, and she has a great relationship with all of her teammates."
The Smyrna, Tenn., native has joined her teammates in a variety of community service events this year. Last Friday, the team visited Blount Elementary School to read to local first graders. The Warhawks additionally led this year's AUM blood drive for the Red Cross, participated in the nation's annual Make a Difference Day and helped with student move-in for the fall semester at North Commons.
Williams also excels in the classroom, with a current 3.53 grade-point average as a pre-physical therapy major. Prior to AUM, she graduated with honors from Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala., and she was a three-time member of the Principal's List for academic achievement at Smyrna High School.
Criteria for the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award includes being certified for eligibility and involved in participation of a varsity sport; performance on the field or court during the previous two weeks; contributions to the team's success through their individual leadership skills, their commitment to teamwork, their extra effort during practice and their demonstration of sportsmanship; and performance off the field of play, including academic success, character and exemplary community outreach.
Junior women's basketball guard Psachal Maize and junior men's basketball guard LaRel Jackson were also nominated for this week's award.