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#10 Meghin Williams
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Summit
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Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2010)
  • adidas All-American (2008)
  • ESPN HoopGurlz Top 160
  • Ranked as No. 39 Forward in the Nation by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Two-Time First-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation (2008, 2009)
  • High School Senior Class President

Senior (2012-13)
Meghin Williams was a leader on and off the court for the Huskers in 2012-13. Williams, who was hampered by foot injuries throughout her career, averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds as a senior. 

Despite her injuries, Williams has played in all 67 games her final two seasons, joining starters Lindsey Moore, Jordan Hooper, Emily Cady and Hailie Sample as the only Huskers to accomplish that feat.

Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for 2013, Williams closed her career with four points, four rebounds and a blocked shot in NU's Sweet 16 battle with No. 5 Duke in Norfolk, Va., March 31. She added two points, one rebound and an assist in NU's first-round NCAA Tournament win over Chattanooga March 23. Williams joined fellow senior Lindsey Moore as the first two Huskers in history to play for a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 squads.

Williams was a contributor on three NCAA Tournament teams during her time at Nebraska, helping the Huskers to the three best seasons in school history, including 32 wins and a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance as a freshman in 2009-10, 25 wins and another Sweet 16 berth in 2012-13, and 24 wins and a Big Ten Tournament championship game appearance and NCAA bid in 2011-12.

Williams produced a career-high eight points to go along with three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 12 minutes against Grambling State Dec. 29. She had five points and three rebounds at Minnesota Jan. 20, before adding three points, three boards and a steal in a win over No. 25 Michigan State Jan. 24. She matched career highs with two blocks and two steals while adding five rebounds in a win over Ohio State Feb. 14.

Williams scored in 23 games as a senior, while grabbing at least one rebound in 28 contests.

Williams opened with six points, four rebounds, an assist and a block in 10 minutes in a win over North Carolina A&T on Nov. 9. She added six points and three boards at Creighton Dec. 5. She had four points, four rebounds, an assist and a block against Sam Houston State Nov. 20. She had three points, two boards and an assist against No. 11 Maryland Nov. 28. She had three rebounds, two assists and a block against No. 24 Florida State Dec. 8.

"Meghin has the ability to face up and shoot it, rebound and play with her back to the basket," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "Meghin has been through three seasons at Nebraska and knows what it is like to battle through adversity. We will need her to provide us with some quality production this year, and we will expect her to provide leadership for our younger players."

Junior (2011-12)
Williams averaged 2.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12 minutes per game as a junior. Her role increased with Adrianna Maurer's season-ending back injury 10 games into the 2011-12 campaign.

Williams, who has been hampered by a foot injury throughout her career, surpassed her previous career totals in points (+27), rebounds (+65), assists (+12), blocks (+15) and steals (+7) as a junior.

She produced the best game of her career with seven points and six rebounds on a perfect shooting night in a win at Iowa on Jan. 8. Williams scored five straight points, including her first three-pointer of the year, to tie the game at 58 in the second half. She added a six-point, four-rebound, two-assist effort in a win at Illinois Jan. 29. It was her sixth game with five or more points off the bench in 2011-12.

Williams had six points and two assists to go along with five rebounds and a steal in a career-high 18 minutes against Vermont Dec. 18. She added six points, five rebounds, an assist and a block in just 10 minutes in NU's first-ever Big Ten win at No. 16 Penn State on Dec. 30. She added five points, including her second three-pointer of the year, and three rebounds against PSU on Jan. 15.

She added five points, four rebounds and two steals in a win over Texas-Pan American Dec. 4. She pitched in three points, a career-high six rebounds and a blocked shot in a win over Savannah State on Nov. 21. She matched her career best again with six rebounds at No. 10 Ohio State Jan. 19.

After pulling down five rebounds against Northwestern Feb. 16, Williams had at least two points and two rebounds in four straight games from Feb. 19 to March 1.

Williams saw significant action in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas in Little Rock, Ark., March 18. She finished with two points, four rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in 14 minutes against the Jayhawks.

Sophomore (2010-11)
Williams was hampered by a foot injury and did not see action until making her first appearance in a win at Creighton on Dec. 8, when she had two points and two rebounds in five first-half minutes. For the season, Williams played in 18 games and averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in six minutes per game.

Williams matched her career high with five points while also notching her first career assist and three-pointer against Marist on Dec. 19. She pulled down a career-high four rebounds at Missouri on Feb. 2, and added a career-best two steals at Colorado on Feb. 6.

Williams had two points and three rebounds against both No. 1 Baylor (Feb. 9) and No. 5 Texas A&M (March 5). She played a career-high 12 minutes in NU's win over Missouri on Feb. 22, when she also notched a career-high two assists. Williams added two points, a rebound and a steal in the win over the Tigers.

Williams scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against Northern Colorado on Dec. 11. She also played 11 minutes at Colorado on Feb. 6. She had three offensive boards in just five minutes against Louisville on Dec. 20, when she added two points and her second career assist.

For the season, Williams scored in 13 of her 18 appearances, despite playing double-figure minutes in just four games. She also pulled down at least one rebound in 11 games, and had multiple rebounds in seven contests.

Freshman (2009-10)
Williams saw playing time early in her Husker career, despite playing behind a pair of All-Big 12 forwards Griffin and Montgomery, and experienced centers Catheryn Redmon and Jessica Periago.

Williams appeared in 13 games, including Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament win over Northern Iowa in Minneapolis on March 21. She scored three points on 3-of-4 shooting from the free throw line in the win over the Panthers.

Williams also appeared in three regular-season Big 12 contests and the quarterfinals of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship against Kansas State.

She managed 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds per game on the year, producing 12 points and nine boards in a total of 39 minutes on the season.

Williams had a career effort in Nebraska's 88-67 win over No. 10 Oklahoma State on Feb. 3. She scored a career-high five points and pulled down a career-best two rebounds in a career-high seven minutes against the Cowgirls.

She produced four points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field, while grabbing one rebound in Nebraska's run past Washington State on Nov. 22. Williams added single rebounds in home wins over Idaho State, South Dakota and Albany.

Williams saw the first Big 12 Conference action of her career when she pulled down a rebound in Nebraska's 42-point win at Texas Tech on Jan. 27. It was NU's first-ever win in Lubbock. She also saw two minutes of action in the Huskers' home finale against Kansas on March 3.

High School
Williams enjoyed an outstanding high school career on and off the court at Summit High School, earning Student-Athlete-of-the-Year honors as a senior at Summit, while also being named the Sunkist League Student-Athlete of the Year across all sports in 2008-09.

A two-time first-team All-California Interscholastic Federation selection (2008, 2009), Williams was named the Co-MVP of both Summit High School and the Sunkist League in 2009. She was also a first-team all-county selection after averaging 13.3 points per game as a senior. She earned a silver academic medal as a senior and was the president of her high school senior class.

As a junior, Williams averaged 15 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game to help Coach Alexis Barile and Summit to a 30-3 season in 2007-08. Summit went undefeated to earn league titles in both 2007 and 2008. The school added a 26-5 overall record in 2009.

An adidas All-American and a member of the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 160, Williams earned first-team All-California Interscholastic Federation honors and was also the league MVP, while claiming first-team all-league honors in 2007-08. She was a nominee for McDonald's High School All-America honors in 2009. She also earned first-team all-league honors on the volleyball court, while also competing in track and field.

Williams was a six-time honor roll student and a two-time Academic Gold Medal Award winner. Williams also played club basketball for the FBC Blue and Coach Larry Gholar.

Personal
The daughter of Malori and Larry Gholar and Detlef Williams, Meghin was born May 22, 1991, in Oakland, Calif. Meghin has three step-brothers, JR and Jonathan Hackett and Donovan Lessey, and two step-sisters, Shannon Gholar and Brittani O'Hara.

Meghin majored in broadcasting at Nebraska and earned her bachelor's degree in May of 2014. She claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13 and 2013-14. She added a place on the Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll in 2010. She chose Nebraska over San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and Colorado.

Five Facts About Meghin

  1. Meghin considers herself "best friends" with her mother, Malori, and Meghin is extremely family oriented.
  2. Meghin is an avid Belieber (believes in Justin Bieber).
  3. Meghin thinks she might be an "obsessive compulsive" shopper.
  4. Meghin's favorite animal is a squirrel.
  5. Meghin loves music.

Williams' Career Statistics

 

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2009-10 13-0 4-18 .222 0-3 .000 4-6 .667 9-0.7 7-0 0 5 0 0 12-0.9
2010-11 18-0 13-47 .277 1-10 .100 5-9 .556 26-1.4 21-0 4 11 0 3 32-1.8
2011-12 33-0 27-81 .333 2-6 .333 15-26 .577 100-3.0 56-0 16 33 15 10 71-2.2
2012-13 34-0 30-76 .395 0-0 .000 14-24 .583 70-2.0 46-0 13 25 14 6 74-2.2

Career

98-0

74-222

.333

3-19

.158

38-65

.585

205-2.1

130-0

33

74

29

19

189-1.9

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