Former Cane Riquna Williams named WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year

Sun Sentinel

Former UM women's basketball All-American Riquna Williams was named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year earlier this week.

“We are once again so proud of Riquna and her accomplishments this season,” Miami coach Katie Meier said in a statement released by the school. “She has always been a ‘game-changer’ at every level, and it is a testament to her work ethic that she continues to be one in the WNBA.”

Williams, a second-year guard for the Tulsa Shock, averaged 15.6 points in 27 games this season, including 21 games where she came off the bench. She had a record-setting 51-point performance against San Antonio earlier this month. 

The former Pahokee star, who had her jersey retired by her high school alma mater last November, shot 17-for-28 from the field in a 98-65 win over the Silver Stars to set the single-game WNBA scoring record.

The previous record of 47 was set by Phoenix's Diana Taurasi in 2006 and matched by Seattle's Lauren Jackson in 2007. 




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