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Kenzie Williams
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Kenzie Williams

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Mt. Vernon, Mo.

High School:
Mt. Vernon High

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

03/14/2013

Drake Eliminates Lady Bears From MVC Tournament, 81-66

MSU Ends Season 14-17

03/09/2013

Lady Bears Nearly Spoil Shockers, Fall 74-69

MSU trims 21-point deficit to one in second half

02/23/2013

Lady Bears Edge Evansville, 66-63

MSU Improves League Standing With Second Straight Win

02/01/2014

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Evansville

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Evansville

12/21/2013

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. SEMO

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. SEMO

12/20/2013

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Missouri

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Missouri

12/15/2013

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Lamar

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Lamar

11/26/2013

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Quinnipiac

Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Quinnipiac

Honors: MVC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013)...MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013).

2012-13: Williams returned from a knee injury to start all 31 games for Missouri State as a redshirt freshman...Scored 351 points to rank ninth all-time among MSU freshmen, averaging 11.3 per game...Had 18 double-figure scoring efforts and led the Lady Bears seven times...Handed out 88 assists to lead MSU while ranking second on the club with 58 steals...Also led MSU in 3-pointers made (43) and attempted (136), as well as minutes played (1,021)...Recorded multiple assists 26 times and multiple steals in 19 games...Ranked third on the team with 19 blocked shots...Ranked 18th in the MVC in scoring average, 13th in assists, sixth in steals, 14th in 3-pointers and eighth in minutes played...Scored 20 points on 6-for-8 shooting in 39 minutes in MSU's Nov. 15 win at UALR...Scored in double figures in six consecutive games from Nov. 21-Dec. 15...Made at least four field goals in 17 games...Sank the game-winning shot in MSU's overtime win over Oral Roberts (Nov. 29)...Scored 21 points Dec. 30 against Coppin State, including 16 in a 3-minute, 31-second stretch of game time...Poured in six 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 23 points Feb. 8 against Bradley...Grabbed seven or more rebounds in three straight games from Feb. 16-23, including nine against Southern Illinois (Feb. 21) to go with 12 points and seven assists to threaten a triple-double...Swiped seven steals at SIU (Jan. 27) for the No. 8 single-game total in school history...Hauled in 129 total rebounds for a 4.2 average...Shot 40 percent overall, 32 percent on 3-pointers and 73 percent from the charity stripe for the season.

2011-12: Williams played in the season's first two games before suffering an ACL tear against ninth-ranked Louisville in MSU's home opener...Granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA to regain her freshman season of eligibility and has four years remaining beginning in 2012-13...Handed out two assists with one rebound and one steal in the season opener at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 11)...Added another assist against Louisville (Nov. 13) to finish the year with three assists, no turnovers, one steal, one rebound and 0-for-5 shooting.

Background: A 5-10 guard, Williams earned first-team all-state honors in each of her final two seasons at Mt. Vernon High and led her club to a Missouri Class 3 state championship in 2009-10 as a junior...Contributed 17 points, nearly six rebounds and three assists to the MVHS attack as a senior, following up on a strong junior campaign in which she paced the Mountaineers with averages of 17.6 points, 5.2 boards and 2.9 assists in helping her team go 30-3...Named first-team all-state by the Associated Press and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and was chosen by the Springfield News-Leader for its annual All-Ozarks team in each of her final two prep seasons...Competed in track and field and earned second-team all-state honors competing in volleyball as a senior for Mt. Vernon.

Personal: Makenzie Kaye Williams is the daughter of Doug and Linda Williams...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has two brothers, Shane and Trace...Her mother competed in basketball and track at Missouri Southern, while her aunt, Cindy Castillon, played three varsity seasons for the Lady Bears (1980-83), totaling 1,053 points to rank 19th on MSU's career scoring list...Elementary Education major...Will turn 21 in February.

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