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Courtney Williams a unanimous all-AAC pick again

USF senior Courtney Williams is a unanimous first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick for a second consecutive year.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

USF senior Courtney Williams is a unanimous first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick for a second consecutive year.

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For the second season in a row, USF senior Courtney Williams has been chosen unanimously to the coaches All-American Athletic Conference first team.

Statistically the most versatile player in program history, Williams was among three unanimous picks, joining Connecticut's Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson.

Bulls rookie Kitija Laksa, whose 70 3-pointers lead the AAC, was a second-team pick and unanimous choice for the All-Freshman team. Senior PF Alisia Jenkins, the program's career rebounding leader, made the third team.

Fifth-year senior PG Shalethia Stringfield, a survivor of two ACL surgeries, was named the league's Sixth Player of the Year. Stringfield's 3.7 assists per game lead USF.

The No. 2 scorer in program history (2,177 points), Williams (21.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.8 assists) made the first team for the third consecutive season. She's the only Bulls player with at least 2,000 points, 800 rebounds and 300 assists; and enters this weekend's American Athletic Conference tournament with 899 career boards.

Laksa, nursing an ankle injury that makes her questionable for the conference tournament, ranks 30th in Division I with a 42.4-percent effort from long range (70-for-165). Her 13.4 points a game rank second on the team, but her scoring average (16.7 ppg) and 3-point efficiency (49.5) have increased in conference play.

Stringfield, the first Bull to earn a conference sixth-player honor, has started recently but came off the bench in 20 games. An 84.4-percent free-throw shooter, Stringfield is averaging 9.7 points overall and 11.9 against league competition.

The first, second and third teams can be seen in their entirety here. More awards, including player of the year and freshman of the year, will be named Friday afternoon.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:20am]

    

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