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Kyaja Williams

School
Bowie State University
Position
Forward
Major
Sports Management (Broadcast Journalism) w/ a minor in Computer Science

Classroom

Kyaja Williams is majoring in sports management with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a minor in computer science. Williams has a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average and has been on the dean’s list for the past three semesters. Williams is expected to graduate in 2020.

Character

Williams has been a leader on and off of the court since arriving at BSU. One of her key attributes is finding ways to build an off-the-court relationship with her teammates. Williams serves as a big sister to the younger players and is always available to assist them with academic, athletic and personal issues. Her hard work and leadership characteristics gained immediate respect from her teammates once she arrived on campus at BSU.

Community

While at BSU, Williams has assisted with career clinics for teen parents in college, the March of Dimes walk for babies, youth symposium, Girls on the Run 5k, reading to students, toiletry drives and canned food drives.  Additionally, she has volunteered each summer to assist in local summer basketball camps and clinics. Williams is also a member of SAAC and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated.

Competition

Williams has been an impact player since her freshman season when she was named a member of the CIAA All-Rookie Team and named Rookie of the Year for BSU averaging 7.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Her contribution allowed BSU to earn its first 20-win season in 10 years. During her sophomore season, she averaged 7.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named BSU’s Most Improved Player. During this year, her team advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region finals.  As a junior, Williams led BSU in scoring averaging 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. She finished the season in the top 10 in the CIAA in points and rebounds per game and was selected as a member of the CIAA All-Conference Team, while also being named MVP at BSU. As a junior, Williams was selected as a preseason All-Conference member and is en route to surpassing 1,000 points in her career.

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