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Local college athlete of the week

Though she's been a consistent producer all season, Williams had her second career double-double (and first of 2007-08) on Jan. 19, scoring 20 points and pulling in 10 rebounds in a 77-71 loss to host Humboldt State. The 5-foot-11-inch junior forward leads the Warriors (4-10, 2-6 CCAA) with 13 points per game and is second in total rebounds (57) heading into tonight's game at Cal State Los Angeles.

PARENTS: John and Lysandra Williams

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL: Placerville/Folsom High

ON HER WEEK: "Having a double-double is definitely a goal. I've been pretty much not doing that great of a job rebounding and the coaches wanted me to focus on it. It's one of our weaknesses, but we're definitely getting better."

HOOP GOALS: "Just giving maximum effort in practice every day so we can all make the team better. Whatever the coaches want me to do, I'll do it for the betterment of the team. Scoring, rebounding, getting water. Our team is really talented and we just need to show it more."

MAJOR: "Health and wellness. I want to be either be a physical therapist or an athletic trainer."

HER NAME: My grandma named my mother Lysandra and she wanted at least one of her children to carry it on. I'm the youngest of four girls. My whole family calls me Precious. When I was younger my sister was teaching me to spell my name and I knew it started with a 'P.' She said it was an 'L' and we fought about it. A lot of my really close friends still call me Precious."

WHY STANISLAUS? "It was the very last school that contacted me. I had other offers, but when I took my visit here, I canceled my visits to other schools. I fell in love with campus, the team and the coaching staff. I wanted to help rebuild the program."

HOBBIES: "I love music. I like all kinds of music except techno. I love to make music. I have software on my computer that I use to make beats to give my friends so they can rap on it or sing on it. I like to write poetry."

FAVORITE FOOD: "I love soul food. I love my mom's home cooking, especially greens, macaroni and cheese, turkey and fruit salad."

-- KELLY JONES

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