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Morgan William

School

Mississippi State

Position
Guard
Major
Kinesiology

Classroom

Morgan William has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll each year and named to the Bulldog Honor Roll in four semesters.

Character

William is a great representative of Mississippi State. Despite all of the attention from hitting the game-winning shot against UConn in the 2017 Final Four, she makes time for fans and is gracious to take pictures and sign autographs. She is always willing to do any interview or take any opportunity to interact with fans or serve the community.

Community

William has done a lot in the community. Her recent involvements include the following: handed out candy at Pumpkin Palooza, participated in a school’s D.A.R.E. Graduation, cheered on runners in the TK Martin Center Super Fun Run (a fundraiser for MSU’s center for children with special needs), helped with games and interacted with local children at Starkville’s Travis Outlaw Day, helped judge the Camp Jigsaw Talent Show (a camp for youth with autism), appeared at Reading with Kids at Head Start, read to local school classes and helped with the area Special Olympics.

Competition

William has been voted to the preseason first-team All-SEC team by the league, coaches and media. She was an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention selection last season and a finalist for the Gillom Trophy, presented to Mississippi’s top women’s player. She was named to the All-Final Four Team after hitting the winning shot to halt UConn’s 111-game win streak. She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Oklahoma City Regional after scoring 41 points against Baylor to help MSU secure its first Final Four berth. She was a second-team All-SEC selection by coaches and Associated Press in 2017. William ranks first at MSU in career free throw percentage (84.3%)—a total that is ninth in SEC history—and second in program history in career free throws made (424). She also tops at MSU in career assists with 480 after dishing a season-record 181 last year and is 21st in school history in career scoring (1,082 points).