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Kaylon Williams

School

University of Oklahoma

Position
Forward
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Kaylon Williams was named to the President’s Honor Roll (4.00 GPA) once and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice. She is a four-time Sooner Scholar.

Character

Williams has the kind of personality that makes her a team favorite. She played a lot as a true freshman, then saw her second season wiped out by injury (a torn Achilles) on the second day of practice. Despite injury, she continued to be fully involved with her team and was always the one that others could count on to lift spirits, loan a shoulder or cheer from the bench. Williams applied the same energy and effort to her rehab and was back in the lineup within a year.

Williams helped her teammates understand the gift of playing and competition by her attitude toward everything: her missed season because of injury and the change in playing time as she battled to return. Also a huge favorite of the Sooner coaches and fans because of that same enthusiasm and energy, she just makes all around her—regardless of who they are—feel good.

Community

Williams will be the first one to show up when the call to serve goes out. She has been part of all of the Sooners’ community service efforts including trips to Haiti for a week at the end of each spring semester. Her smile has the ability to light up a room and the spirit of those within that room and she is quick with a hug for those whom the Sooners interact with, whether it is a child with terminal cancer in an OKC hospital, parents trying to rebuild their lives after a tornado wipes out everything, or orphans in Haiti in need of strong arms and a big heart.

Competition

Entering her senior season, Williams had played in 95 games as a Sooner with 50 starts, including 32 as a RS junior. She was named second-team All-Big 12 in 2015 and led OU in rebounding and was second in scoring in 2015. She has a great shot and led the team in FG accuracy and had double figures in scoring in 22 games, posting six double-doubles. She had her best game of the season when it mattered most: in the NCAA second round where she scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds vs. Stanford. Williams started 16 games as a true freshman and played in 30 and has had her numbers go up each year as the Sooners have leaned on her more and more.