ST. LOUIS (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State junior guard Del’Janae Williams has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week.
The award comes on the heels of back-to-back 20-point games for Williams in a pair of Sycamore wins. She led all players in scoring in both wins last week, finishing with 21 against Evansville and 24 against Valparaiso, including 13 in the fourth quarter against the Beacons to put that game out of reach.
Williams put together one of the most complete games an Indiana State player has had this season against Evansville, adding five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks in addition to her aforementioned 21 points against the Purple Aces.
Williams also had four assists, two steals and two rebounds against Valpo. The 20-point outings were her third and fourth 20-point games this season and marked the second time this year she recorded back-to-back 20-point games.
The award is Williams’ first MVC weekly honor and the second Valley honor in her career, after being named to the 2019-20 all-freshman team. Williams is the second Sycamore to earn an MVC weekly honor this season, after teammate Tonysha Curry was named Newcomer of the Week in December.
Williams also becomes the first Sycamore to be named MVC Player of the Week since Ashli O’Neal earned the honor during the 2017-18 season.