Freshman named to All-Big 12 first team


Iowa State freshman Sami Williams looks to her first base coach for instructions while on second base.

Aaron Marner

Iowa State freshman second baseman Sami Williams was named to the All-Big 12 first team Wednesday.

Williams recorded a .382 batting average in 2017 and led the Cyclones in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage.

Williams’ 19 doubles set a new Iowa State program record and ranked No. 1 nationally among college freshmen. Only three players nationwide hit more doubles than Williams.

Williams was also named to the All-Freshman team. She is one of three freshmen to be named All-Big 12 first team.

Williams joins Lindsey Herrin as the only two newcomers in Iowa State history to be named All-Big 12 first team.

Iowa State has used Williams’ hitting to win five consecutive Big 12 games to end the season.