Basketball - W
Courtesy: Jeri Thorpe, Athletic Media Relations
AS A SENIOR (2012-13)
Quistelle Williams stepped up from being a role player as a junior becoming a consistent go-to player for the Razorbacks in 2012-13. Williams started all 33 of Arkansas' games as a senior scoring a career-best 10.2 points per game ranking second on the team. She led Arkansas with a career-high 7.0 rebounds per game as well. In her final season with Arkansas, Williams scored in double figures in 19 games with a career-best 18 points twice, first against Mississippi Valley State and again against No. 8 Kentucky. Williams grabbed double figure rebounds seven times with a career-high 14 boards against Mississippi State. She led the team with six double-doubles in 2012-13 and seven for her career. Williams finished the year ranked 11th in the SEC in rebounding in all games with 88 offensive and 143 defensive boards. She was tied for 10th in offensive boards with 2.7 offensive boards per game and was 13th with 4.3 defesnive rebounds per game. In SEC only games, Williams ranked 10th in rebounding with 7.5 rpg, 10th in offensive boards with 2.8 rpg adn tied for 12th in defensive rebounds averaging 4.7 rpg.
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)
Willliams emerged on the big stage of the NCAA Tournament with two of her best games as a Razorback. Williams lead Arkansas with 15 points and seven rebounds in a win over Dayton in the first round of the tournament and followed up with 14 points and eight boards against the defending national champion Texas A&M Aggies on their home floor. Williams will likely catch the attention of next year’s opponents. A quiet player, Williams played in 32 games averaging 5.3 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game in 2011-12. She had four games in double figures including two in the NCAA Tournament. She grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds, including 11 defensive boards, in a win over Morgan State in December. Her 7-for-14 performance at Texas A&M were both career best numbers as well. Williams, like the other Razorback post players, is not afraid to step out and try a three. She hit 10 three pointers last year including one in the NCAA Tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
Williams continued to improve in her second season of collegiate basketball with the Razorbacks. She played in 25 games starting one and really showcased her skills late in the season. She finished the year sixth on the team in scoring with 3.8 ppg and averaged 3.1 rpg as a sophomore. She improved those numbers to 8.8 ppg and 4.0 rpg in the four-game postseason run in the WNIT Tournament. Williams scored in double-digits three times last year highlighted by a career-best 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting against Lamar in the first game of the postseason.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Williams had the unenviable task of taking a year off from basketball and having to play her way into competition form throughout the year. She responded playing in 26 games and averaging 4.3 ppg and 3.8 rpg in her first season. Williams had three games in which she scored double-figures with a season/career-best of 13 twice. She had 13 points and 11 rebounds – her first career double-double leading Arkansas to a school-record 18-point comeback at South Carolina and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for her efforts.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Williams signed with Arkansas as part of Tom Collen’s first recruiting class in 2008 but sat out the 2008-09 season. Williams averaged 16.4 ppg and 10 rpg as the top scorer for the EKHS Falcons, with a season-high and team-leading 29 points against Muskegon. Williams scored in double digits in every game she played except one, and was the Falcons’ leading scorer in almost three-fourths of the 20-game season. On several occasions, Williams scored half of her team’s total points, including her EKHS career best of 29 as the Falcons’ picked up 59 points as a team against Muskegon.
Along with her scoring, Williams was one of the team’s top assist-makers with six per game. She also blocked four shots per game as a senior. The 29 points equals her junior season best as a player for Grand Rapids, Mich., Ottawa Hills High. She averaged 14 ppg, 10 rpg and 6 apg for Ottawa as a junior. A starter at the varsity level since her freshman season, she began her career as the starting point guard for Ottawa Hills before moving to a forward slot as a junior and senior. The 6-1 forward pulled down a senior season high 12 rebounds with 19 points against Jenison. Williams made her best run at a triple-double against West Ottawa with 18 points, nine boards and six assists. In addition to her local recognition, Williams was among the players nominated from the state of Michigan for the McDonald’s All-America game. Williams is a three-time all-conference and three-time all-area selection. She participated in several regional leagues, including earning MVP honors in a local exposure league for up-and-coming players last summer. Williams was the first high school player from the state of Michigan to sign at Arkansas for women’s basketball.
Quistelle Euniece Williams is the daughter of Anshanette Colbert-Brooks and Christopher Brooks. Born Aug. 26, 1990, Williams has a sister, Taneisha, and brother Brian. She plans to major in criminal justice and sociology at Arkansas.