Washington sophomore point guard Nigel Williams-Goss became the first academic All-America in the program’s history Thursday when he was named to the third team. The group was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Williams-Goss has a 3.74 cumulative GPA in pre-social science and plans to double major in communications and psychology. The Happy Valley, OR., native joins Stanford guard Chasson Randle as the only Pac-12 players selected. Randle, a fifth-year senior for the Cardinal, was named to the first team.
A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard, Williams-Goss is averaging 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for a 15-12 UW team that’s 11th in the conference. He also leads the the Pac-12 in assists, with 6.1 per game, and minutes, with 36.7 per game. He is two assists away from the Huskies’ career top 10 list.