Jackie Williams
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Jackie Williams

Hometown:
Urbana, Ill.

High School:
Urbana

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF

Experience:
4L

Bats/ Throws:
R/R

2007: Started all 62 games in center field ... drove in ISU's only run in the NCAA Regional Championship game, hitting a fielder's choice to the Northwestern shortstop that plated Stacy Birk ... went 2-for-3 with a triple and home run in ISU's 5-4 win over Coastal Carolina on Feb. 23, adding two runs scored and a pair of RBI ... turned in a perfect 2-for-2 performance at UCLA on March 2, hitting two singles and notching the first ISU hit of the game with two outs in the bottom of the third ... voted a team captain by her teammates ... turned in a memorable performance at Illinois on April 17, hitting hit two home runs in front of a hometown crowd to lead the `Birds to a 10-7 win ... President of Illinois State's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... named the 2006-07 recipient of the Laurie Mabry award, an honor that periodically goes to female student-athlete who exemplifies the positive values and attitudes that can be learned through athletics and appreciates the opportunity she has received through participation in the athletics program ... AFNI Honor Roll member.

2006: Played in 48 of Illinois State's 54 games with 32 starts in the outfield ... MVC Honor Roll ... AFNI Honor Roll member.

2005: Arthur Ashe, Jr. Third Team honoree, awarded for excellence in athletics, academics and community activism ... received the MVC Commissioner's Academic Award ... named to the 2004-05 Valley Honor Roll ... went two-for-three against Northern Illinois (4/27) with the first home run of her career ... one of two Redbirds with a hit against Wichita State (4/24) ... AFNI Honor Roll member.

2004: Earned the first start of her collegiate career (in right field) in a game at DePaul (4/6) ... the first hit of her career came in a loss to Wisconsin (2/22) ... scored the lone run in a nine-inning, 1-0 victory over Wichita State (4/25).

Urbana: Four-year starter ... three-sport athlete (softball, basketball and volleyball) ... received the Female Athlete Award for the 2002-03 and 2001-02 academic years ... earned both softball and volleyball MVP honors her senior year ... Big 12 Softball Leadership Award recipient in 2003 ... pulled in the most rebounds for her basketball team her senior year ... received the Most Improved Award for volleyball every year but 2003 ... earned the Golden Glove Award in 2002 ... captained all three of her teams her senior year ... her summer softball team finished third at nationals in 2002 and 2003 ... four-time MVP of her summer softball team ... member of the Thurgood Marshall Honor Society ... four-year member of the high honor roll ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born: Feb. 27, 1985 ... Parents: Dr. Preston and Ivy Williams ... Sibling: Preston III "Tre" (18) ... Major: criminal justice.