Men's Basketball's Williams Named SAOW

Men's basketball player Robert Williams has been named the Student Athlete of the Week.

Dec. 31, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Robert Williams of the Blazer men's basketball team was recently named UAB Student Athlete of the Week for leading by example both on the court and in the classroom.

Williams, a redshirt junior, has maintained a 3.15 cumulative grade point average at UAB while majoring in mass communications with a minor in broadcasting.  The last two years, Williams has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

On the hardwood, Williams has started all 13 games for the Blazers and is averaging 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.  In five of his last eight games, Williams has scored in double figures.

In addition, the Greenville, Miss. native ranks eighth in offensive rebounds (2.8), 13th in 3-point shooting (40.0 percent) and 16th in total rebounds amongst C-USA players this season.