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Utah Valley's Isiah Williams Receives All-America Honors


UVU's Isiah Williams

UVU's Isiah Williams

March 28, 2011

After leading Utah Valley University to the Great West Conference Championship and earning the GWC Player of the Year award, Isiah Williams added All-America to his list of accolades when he was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press on Monday.

Williams averaged 17.4 points per game in his first year at UVU, receiving the honor after the Wolverines went 19-11 overall and 11-1 in conference play. The 19 wins are the school's highest win total since the 2006-07 team won 22 games.

"That's fantastic," said head coach Dick Hunsaker. "He had an outstanding season. Isiah is a wonderful individual and great teammate and it's great to see him receive such special recognition."

Williams upped his season average to 18.8 points per game during Great West games and earned the Player of the Week award on Feb. 7 after scoring a career-high 33 in a win at Texas-Pan American.

The junior guard was also named to the Great West's All-Conference first team and received the league's Newcomer of the Year award.

Williams is the first men's basketball All-American in Utah Valley's young NCAA Division I history and the fourth UVU athlete, in any sport, to garner the honor.