BY SPNW Staff 12:59PM 02/26/2015

Williams-Goss earns academic All-America

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.


  • notaboomer

    good for w-g. maybe he can keep stats at the ncaa tournament games at key arena next month.

  • Big

    Congratulations to Mr. William-Goss.

  • RadioGuy

    Another feather in Nigel’s cap. Well done, young man. He’s becoming the lone bright spot in a season that went south after the Stony Brook game. I was a little surprised that he’s the first UW basketball player to be an Academic All-American, but I shouldn’t be conflating a school’s academic reputation with its athletic program when they have nothing to do with each other.

  • jafabian

    That’s an awesome accomplishment. Props to Nigel for reaching it!