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2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Natalie Williams

Women's Volleyball Women's Basketball
Mar 2, 2023
Natalie Williams became the first-ever woman to earn first-team All-America honors in both volleyball and basketball in the same year and achieved legendary collegiate careers in both sports. In volleyball, Williams was a three-time first-team All-American and two-time Honda Award winner as the National Player of the Year. She was twice named NCAA Tournament MVP while leading the Bruins to consecutive NCAA Championships in 1990 and 1991. Williams was a two-time first-team All-American in basketball and the Pac-10 Player of the Year as a senior in 1994. She was named Pac-10 Female Athlete of the Decade for the years of 1987-1996, going on to play professionally in the American Basketball League (ABL) and WNBA and winning gold with Team USA at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Williams was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004 and currently serves as the General Manager for the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces.