The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
Sophomore Coleman Poje and freshman infielder Russell Williams were honored
Freshman (2014): Played and started 53 games at shortstop...batted .221 with 38 hits, two homers, 23 runs and 14 RBIs...led team and ranked fifth in the conference with 160 assists...batted .269 in MW games and was second on the team with 17 runs scored in conference play...made collegiate debut vs. Washington...collected first-career hit vs. Navy...homered against Navy and New Mexico...fourth on the team with 10 multi-hit games...had a season-high three hits vs. Northern Colorado...had 10 assists against North Dakota State...had 14 games with five or more assists...Academic All-Mountain West and MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL (McKinney Boyd):Lettered three years in baseball and one in football...Rawlings/Perfect Game 2013 Texas Region Preseason All-American Honorable Mention...13th ranked shortstop from Texas according to Perfect Game...team captain as a senior...District 10-5A Defensive MVP as a junior...District 10-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2011...high school baseball coach was Brooke Court...played summer ball for the Rawlings Mavericks, coached by Ben Montgomery...National Honor Society member...National Merit Commended Scholar...MISD Academic Excellence Award winner.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 33...son of Mark and Camille Williams...has two younger siblings...uncle, Doug Barfield, was the head football coach at Auburn from 1976-80...favorite food is Chicken Parmesan...favorite book is Devil in the White City...favorite TV show is Baseball Tonight...favorite movie is Top Gun...person in history he'd most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career...the most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that its the fastest growing city in America...enjoys golfing, fishing and being with friends when away from baseball...favorite non-traditional sporting event to watch on TV is the World's Strongest Man competition.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy to be among the best. The Academy is made up of some of the best men and women in the country and I wanted to challenge myself to earn a place among their ranks. Over the next four years I want to earn a world-class education while playing Div. I baseball, and the Academy is the best place in the country to do that."
Williams Career Statistics