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Women's Basketball - Wed, Jul. 12, 2017

Valley City State University women's basketball coach Jill DeVries has announced the signing of junior college transfer Kate Williams for the 2017-18 season.

A 5-foot-4 guard, Williams joins the Vikings after playing the previous two seasons at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. Williams is a native of Fremantle, Western Australia.

Williams averaged 10.6 points and 2.8 assists per game last season as she helped the Wildcats to a 30-4 overall record and an appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament. She shot 39 percent from 3-point range and made 78 3-pointers in 32 games.

Williams was the second-leading scorer for the Wildcats, who went a perfect 12-0 in conference play.

"We are very excited that Kate chose VCSU," said DeVries. "Kate is a tough competitor, and she has worked very hard to improve her overall game while at NDSCS. We like that she can play up-tempo, is a scoring threat, and has the ability to make the people around her better."  

A graduate of Willitton High School, Williams is the daughter of Donna and Kevin Williams. She plans to pursue a degree in elementary education while at VCSU.

Valley City State University is coming off one of the best seasons in school history after going 24-9 overall, tying a school record for wins, and advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the fourth time in history. The Vikings graduate three seniors from that squad.

Valley City State University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a conference member of the North Star Athletic Association.