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Williams Drafted by Seattle

Apr 15, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – Kiana Williams became the 27th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when the Seattle Storm selected the guard with the sixth pick in the second round on Thursday night. 

The 13th All-American in program history, Williams etched her name as one of the greatest in program history and cemented her legacy as a senior, winning a national championship in her hometown of San Antonio. Williams finished the season leading the team in points (14.0), assists (3.1), 3-pointers (82) and minutes played (32.3) while setting Stanford's career 3-point mark, finishing her time on The Farm with 311.

Williams never missed a game after stepping on campus, appearing in 137 with 128 consecutive starts to finish her career. She was named the 2021 NCAA Tournament Alamo Region Most Outstanding Player, as well as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament. Her 1,834 career points rank 10th in program history, while her 464 career assists are good for ninth. Her 83.3% shooting percentage from the free throw line is tied for the second-best in program history.

Williams is one of only 22 women's basketball players since 2000 to boast over 1,800 points, 450 assists and 300 made 3-pointers in her career - just one of three from the Pac-12 (Sabrina Ionescu, Sydney Wiese). She made the the third-most 3-pointers of any player in the nation throughout her four seasons at Stanford. Finishing in double-figure points 98 times in her career, and leading the team in scoring in 40 different games, Williams' career-high in points came as a junior, scoring 29 in Stanford's dramatic win at Colorado. She made a career-high seven 3-pointers in two different games, and also boasted a career-high 10 assists as a sophomore against UCLA. Off the court, Williams has earned several academic accolades and is set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Science, Technology & Society at the conclusion of Stanford's spring quarter.

Since the WNBA's inaugural season (1997), 30 former Stanford players have appeared in a regular-season game and seven players have won a combined eight WNBA championships. There are three current active players in the WNBA from Stanford, including Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks) and Erica McCall (Washington Mystics).