Player Profile
Natalie Williams | 12
Position:  F
Born: Nov 30, 1970
Height: 6-2 /  1,88
Weight: 210  lbs. /  95,3  kg.
College : UCLA '94

 WNBA Playoffs
                  REBOUNDS PER GAME  
 G GS MPG FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
Cumulative Playoff Statistics
  4 4 33.5 17-40 .425 0-1 .000 13-16 .813 3.2 4.2 7.5 1.5 1.25 0.50 0.25 3.50 11.8
First Round
  2 2 30.0 6-17 .353 0-0 .000 9-9 1.000 1.5 5.5 7.0 2.0 1.00 1.00 0.50 2.50 10.5
Conference Finals
  2 2 37.0 11-23 .478 0-1 .000 4-7 .571 5.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 1.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 13.0
 2005 Statistics
                    REBOUNDS PER GAME  
 Team G GS MPG FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
  IND  34 34 23.6 103-248 .415 0-0 .000 45-67 .672 2.2 3.3 5.5 0.9 1.03 0.35 1.65 3.09 7.4
Career Highlights

  • Enters season as leading rebounder in U.S. women's professional basketball history
  • Enters season as second-leading scorer in U.S. women's professional basketball history
  • Enters season as fourth-leading rebounder in WNBA history
  • Ranked eighth in the WNBA in rebounding in 2003
  • Three-time All-WNBA First Team selection (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Three-time All-Star selection (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Led the WNBA in rebounding in 2000 with 11.6 rpg
  • Member of gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia in 2000
  • USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year in 1999
  • Winner of America Online NBA All-Star 2ball contest (with Jeff Hornacek) at All-Star 2000 in Oakland

  • Personal

  • Opened sports bar and restaurant called Natalie’s in downtown Salt Lake City in February 2002
  • Carried 2002 Winter Olympic Torch
  • Named to the 2002 World Championship Team
  • Adopted twins, Sydney and Turasi, on May 22, 2001
  • A member of the 2000 United States Olympic Women’s gold-medal winning basketball team in Sydney
  • Named Utah’s Female Athlete of the Century
  • Named USA Basketball’s 1999 Female Athlete of the Year
  • Sports Illustrated named Williams as the second greatest athlete from Utah
  • Father Nate Williams played in the NBA for eight seasons, with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City-Omaha Kings, New Orleans Jazz and the Golden State Warriors
  • Considers Cheryl Miller her basketball role model
  • Lists her comeback from her torn ACL as a defining moment in her life because she found she could come back better than she was
  • Long-jump champion in the state of Utah in high school
  • Has worn number 24 since the seventh grade

  •  Season Highs / Career Highs
      2005 HIGHS CAREER HIGHS
     Points 15 3 Times 17 @ Connecticut 9/10/2005
     Field Goals Made 7 2 Times 11 5 Times
     Field Goals Attempted 13 vs. Washington 7/29/2005 15 @ Connecticut 9/10/2005
     Three Point Field Goals Made None None
     Three Point Field Goals Attempted None 1 @ Connecticut 9/10/2005
     Free Throws Made 5 vs. Washington 8/18/2005 5 vs. Washington 8/18/2005
     Free Throws Attempted 7 2 Times 7 vs. Washington 8/18/2005
     Offensive Rebounds 6 2 Times 10 @ Sacramento 6/22/2002
     Defensive Rebounds 8 vs. Charlotte 5/22/2005 8 vs. Charlotte 5/22/2005
     Total Rebounds 12 @ Washington 6/18/2005 20 @ Sacramento 6/22/2002
     Assists 4 @ Connecticut 8/23/2005 6 3 Times
     Steals 4 @ New York 5/26/2005 4 8 Times
     Blocks 1 12 Times 5 vs. Charlotte 6/17/2003
     Minutes Played 36 @ Washington 8/7/2005 45 @ New York 7/18/1999
     CAREER AVERAGES
                    REBOUNDS PER GAME  
    YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
     1999  UTA   28 26 34.1 .519 .000 .754 3.9 5.3 9.2 0.9 1.36 0.79 2.43 3.86 18.0
     2000  UTA   29 29 35.8 .490 .600 .798 4.6 7.0 11.6 1.8 1.21 0.62 2.72 4.28 18.7
     2001  UTA   31 31 34.3 .490 .000 .729 3.6 6.4 9.9 1.8 1.32 0.32 2.26 4.13 14.2
     2002  UTA   31 31 32.5 .435 .417 .742 3.4 4.8 8.2 1.2 1.23 0.52 2.32 3.94 11.3
     2003  IND   34 34 31.0 .485 .000 .709 3.2 4.3 7.5 1.4 1.26 0.62 2.06 4.06 13.4
     2004  IND   34 34 28.1 .454 .000 .697 2.7 4.2 6.9 1.8 1.18 0.68 1.91 3.59 10.3
     2005  IND   34 34 23.6 .415 .000 .672 2.2 3.3 5.5 0.9 1.03 0.35 1.65 3.09 7.4
     Career     221 219 31.1 .474 .286 .741 3.3 5.0 8.3 1.4 1.22 0.55 2.17 3.83 13.1
     Playoff     11 11 34.3 .485 .200 .740 3.7 4.6 8.4 1.2 1.18 0.91 1.27 3.64 12.5
     All-Star     2 0 19.0 .500 .000 .750 4.0 5.0 9.0 1.5 1.00 0.00 0.50 1.50 9.5

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