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Tamika Williams | 20
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2006
Statistics
 PPG4.7
 RPG5.61
 APG0.7
 EFF+ 7.00
Position:  F
Born: Apr 12, 1980
Height: 6-2 /  1,88
Weight: 195  lbs. /  88,5  kg.
College : Connecticut '02
Career Highlights
  • Shattered the WNBA single-season record for field-goal accuracy in 2003 (66.8%)
  • Ranked 4th in the WNBA in offensive boards with 92
  • Scored 16 points, including the game-winning basket off an in-bound steal in the closing seconds, to lead the Lynx to a 74-72 victory in Game 1 vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2003
  • Member of two UConn NCAA Division 1 Championship Teams (2002, 2000)
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    BACKGROUND

    2006
    Started 30 of 31 games during her fifth season in a Lynx uniform... Sat out a pair of contests (May 24 at Detroit, June 29 at Sacramento) due to a sore left knee, and was sidelined for the Aug. 13 finale at Los Angles with stomach flu... Missed the entire preseason after undergoing surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in her left knee on Apr. 25... Hit 52.9% (37-70) at Target Center... Led the Lynx in rebounding at 5.6 rpg, finishing the year just 12 boards shy of 1,000 for her career... Corralled a season-high 13 rebounds Aug. 4 vs. Houston, her fourth double-digit board effort of the year; she'd grabbed 10 rebounds (in a season-high 30:39) Aug. 3 at Indiana... It's the first time a Lynx player had 10+ rebounds in consecutive games since 2003 when she hauled in 12 vs. Connecticut (July 10) and 12 vs. San Antonio (July 16)... Had a season-high 12 points and 12 rebounds June 18 vs. Phoenix, her eighth career point/rebound double-double... Re-signed on Mar. 7... Completed her fourth year as an assistant at Ohio State last winter, helping the Buckeyes to the Big Ten regular-season and tourney championships.

    2005
    Concluded her fourth season with the Lynx by coming off the bench in 25 of 34 outings; entering 2005, she'd started all but one of her 99 WNBA appearances, Averaged career lows with 5.8 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 22.3 mpg, but shot 55.1% from the field; she remains the league's all-time leader in that category, shooting 58.1% overall, Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds Aug. 18 at Seattle, one shy of Svetlana Abrosimova's single-game franchise record, It was her lone double-digit board effort for the season (14th career) and one of seven times she led Minnesota on the glass, Scored her 1000th career point July 29 vs. Phoenix, becoming the 83rd player in league history to top that plateau, Collected a season-high 12 points July 26 at San Antonio, one of four double-figure scoring nights; she added 11 points and eight rebounds May 22 at Houston, her 100th WNBA contest, Swiped a season-high four steals June 30 at Connecticut.

    2004
    Grabbed eight offensive rebounds July 22 at Connecticut, the second-best single-game total in franchise history ... Tallied 11 points and a season-high 11 rebounds June 24 at San Antonio, her seventh career point/rebound double-double and third of the season ... It was one of 12 times she's snagged 10+ rebounds ... Poured in a career-high 22 points with 10 rebounds June 5 vs. Phoenix ... Her 7-for-7 effort from the floor vs. the Mercury is a club single-game record for most field goals without a miss and one shy of the WNBA mark ... Tied her own franchise record by sinking nine consecutive field goals in a two-game span ... Scored a game-high 13 points July 28 vs. San Antonio ... Had 12 points and 11 rebounds June 19 vs. Houston ... Pulled in her 500th career rebound June 19 vs. Houston ... Swiped her 100th steal July 9 vs. Phoenix ... Passed Betty Lennox (693) into third place on the Lynx' all-time scoring list June 19 vs. Houston ... Surpassed Svetlana Abrosimova for second place on the franchise's minutes played chart in that game as well ... Re-signed on April 16 ... Served as an assistant coach for Ohio State in 2003-04, her second season on the Buckeyes' bench.

    2003
    Completed her second year with the Lynx by starting all 34 games and leading the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg) ... Shattered the WNBA single-season record for field-goal accuracy (66.8%), a mark previously held by Portland's Alisa Burras (62.9% in 2002); she was the only player in the league in 2003 to top 50% ... Surpassed her own franchise record of 56.1% set the previous season ... Started all 34 games, ranking 15th in minutes (33.0 mpg) and 16th in rebounding (6.1 rpg) ... Handed out a career-high five assists Aug. 23 vs. Detroit ... Tallied 14 points and a career-high-tying 12 rebounds Aug. 8 at Seattle, her lone point/rebound double-double in 2003 (fourth career) and one of 11 times she was the Lynx' top rebounder ... Also hauled down 12 rebounds July 16 vs. San Antonio and July 10 vs. Connecticut; posted seven career double-digit board efforts ... Ranked 4th in the WNBA in offensive boards with 92 ... Scored 15 points July 8 vs. Sacramento; went 7-for-7 from the floor in the first half, extending her string of consecutive made field goals to a franchise-record nine ... Shot 73.3% (66-for-90) from the field in 17 Target Center outings; however, she finished at just 48.4% overall from the free throw line ... Led the Lynx with a season-high 16 points June 20 at Charlotte, and netted a team-high 15 points June 12 at Sacramento ... Ranks among the franchise's all-time leaders in the following categories: points (617, fourth), field goals made (253, third), field goal attempts (414, fifth), field goal percentage (61.1%, first), free throws made (108, fourth), free throws attempted (201, third), offensive rebounds (188, first), defensive rebounds (250, third), total rebounds (438, third), rebound average (6.7, first), steals (78, third), turnovers (132, fourth), minutes (2,144, third) and starts (65, third) ... Started all three of Minnesota's playoff games against Los Angeles ... Topped the Lynx in rebounds in each game, and finished with a team-best 7.3 rpg ... Bumped her scoring average up to 16.7 ppg, second on the team ... Scored 16 points, including the game-winning basket off an in-bound steal in the closing seconds, to lead the Lynx to a 74-72 victory in Game 1 vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 28 ... Registered a team-best five steals in Game 1 ... Tallied 17 points as Minnesota’s leading scorer in Game 3 on Sept. 1 at Los Angeles ... Shot a team-high 60.7% from the field in the three-game series. More...

    2002
    Appeared in 31 games (all starts) ... Averaged 10.1 ppg and a team-leading 7.4 rpg (seventh in the WNBA) ... Shot 50%+ from the floor in 23 of 31 games ... Finished second in the WNBA in field goal percentage at 56.1% (124-for-221), setting a franchise single-season record ... Shot 61.3% (46-for-75) in the final 12 games ... Finished among the top five for rookies in the following categories: scoring (10.1 ppg, fourth), rebounding (7.4 rpg, second), field goal percentage (56.1%, first), steals (1.42 spg, third) and minutes (33.0 mpg, fourth) ... Tallied a season-high-tying 19 points July 12 at Detroit, one of 16 double-digit efforts ... Led the Lynx with 13 points Aug. 6 at New York, the third time she finished as Minnesota's top scorer ... Netted 18 points and 11 rebounds July 1 vs. Detroit, her third point/rebound double-double ... Had 19 points and 12 rebounds at Phoenix on June 2 ... Her 10 offensive rebounds vs. the Mercury set a club single-game record; she equaled a WNBA mark by grabbing eight offensive boards in the second half at Phoenix ... Ranked second in the league in offensive boards (96), and broke the franchise single-season marks for offensive (Brandy Reed, 1999), defensive (Svetlana Abrosimova, 2001) and total rebounds (Betty Lennox, 2000) ... Led the team in rebounding on 21 occasions, including each of the last five games ... Ranked second on the team in minutes (33.3 mpg) and steals (1.42 spg) ... Had six steals June 15 at Houston, tying the club single-game record shared by Sonja Tate and Lynn Pride ... Missed the July 5 game at Utah due to a 15-stitch laceration inside her mouth; she suffered the injury July 3 vs. Washington ... Selected by the Lynx with the sixth pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. More...

    PLAYOFFS
    2004: Started both playoff games against Seattle... Finished the playoffs averaging a team-high 8.5 rpg... Second on the team in scoring at 12.0 ppg... 2003: Started all three of Minnesota's playoff games... Topped the Lynx in rebounds in each game vs. Los Angeles, and finished with a team-best 7.3 rpg... Bumped scoring average to 16.7 ppg, second on the team; averaged 8.9 ppg during the regular season... Scored 16 points, including the game-winning basket off an inbound steal in the closing seconds, to lead the Lynx to a 74-72 victory in Game 1 vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 28... Registered a team-best five steals in Game 1... Tallied 17 points as Minnesota's leading scorer in Game 3 on Sept. 1 at Los Angeles... Shot a team-high 60.7% from the field in the three-game series.

    COLLEGE
    Completed her four-year collegiate career with averages of 10.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg ... Finished as Connecticut's all-time leader in field goal percentage at 70.3% (560-for-797) ... Holds the Huskies' top four single-season marks for field goal percentage ... Ranked 14th on UConn's all-time scoring list with 1,402 points ... Finished 10th all-time in rebounding (763) ... Member of two UConn NCAA Division I National Championship Teams (2002, 2000) ... All-Big East Third Team selection three consecutive seasons (2002, 2001, 2000) ... 2001-02: Associated Press All-America honorable mention ... 2001-02 Naismith Player of the Year candidate ... Played in 35 games, missing four contests due to a shoulder/arm injury ... Averaged 10.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg ... Shot 70.4% from the field (140-for-199) ... Netted a season-high 20 points at Wright State (12/31/01) ... Hauled in a career-high 19 rebounds vs. North Carolina (11/15/01) ... Led the team in rebounds eight times and in steals six times ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Nabbed a career-high-tying five steals vs. Louisiana Tech (12/9/01) ... Dean's List student ... 2000-01: Established a new UConn single-season field goal percentage record (75.9%, 132-for-174) ... In 33 games, averaged 9.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg ... Became the 19th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau ... Tallied a season-best 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. Tennessee (2/1/01) ... 1999-00: Named Most Outstanding Performer of the 2000 Big East Tournament ... Scored a season-high 24 points against Boston College (1/26/00) ... Scored in double figures 15 times during the season while shooting 71.4% (115-for-161) from the floor ... Fifth on the team in scoring with 9.1 ppg ... Played in 31 contests, missing six games during the season due to a broken left foot and resulting soreness ... 1998-99: Played in 33 games with 19 starts ... Named The Sporting News National Freshman of the Year, 1999 Big East Rookie of the Year, All-Big East Rookie Team member and ECAC Rookie of the Year ... Averaged 13.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 22.4 mpg ... Ranked third in the NCAA with a 65.8% (173-for-263) field goal percentage ... Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year ... Five-time Big East Rookie of the Week ... Recorded seven double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 25 points and tied a season-best 12 rebounds vs. Miami (2/6/99) ... Scored in double figures in 26 contests.

    PERSONAL

  • Parents are George and Josephine Williams
  • Has two sisters, Tanzania and Tiffany, and a brother, Mike
  • Street & Smith, Naismith, USA Today and Parade National High School Player of the Year and First Team All-America
  • Ranked No. 1 in the nation by Blue Star Index among scholastic recruits
  • Majored in interpersonal communications
  • President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at UConn
  • Collects music from the '50s and '60s (Motown)
  • Enjoys shopping and making people laughFavorite moment on the court was winning the 2002 NCAA National Championship and watching her three fellow seniors enjoy the moment
  • Has a miniature schnauzer named Duke
  • A member of the Girl Scouts as a youth
  • Favorite television shows are Martin and "Law & Order"
  • Lists "Black Like Me" as her favorite book and "The Color Purple" as her favorite movie
  • Named as an assistant coach at Ohio State on June 3, 2003 and has spent the past three seasons on the bench
  • Served a graduate assistant for the Buckeyes the previous offseason (2002-03)

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    Tamika Williams Links
  • Photo galleries: 2004 | 2003 | 2002
  • Lynx Visit Bridging, Inc. (June 2004)
  • Feature story: Maturing Into A Leader (August 2004)
  • Feature story: Back to Forward (June 2004)
  • Feature story: Keepin' It Loose (August 2003)
  • Feature story: Moving To Her Own Beat (Spring 2003)
  • Mailbox: Sept. 1, 2003
  • May 26, 2004: WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award
  • June 17, 2003: WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award




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