Williams is in her fifth season at Cal due to a redshirt year in 2000-01...ranked second all-time in school history for free throw percentage at 79.9 percent...emerged as a starter as a junior after two successful seasons coming off the bench...has endured several injuries - tibia, knee and herniated disk in neck - but has managed to miss little playing time except for her redshirt year...extremely versatile player who can post up, rebound, shoot the three and play in a pressing up-tempo style...has improved defensively since coming to Cal.
As a junior in 2003-04: Played in 27 games, making 25 starts...averaged 6.4 points and a career-best 3.4 rebounds per game...led the team at the free throw line at 87.3 percent (48-of-55), which would have been tops in the Pac-10, but she didn't have enough of attempts to qualify...sank a career-best 22 three-pointers after making a combined 22 the previous two seasons...one of four Cal players to make at least 22 three-pointers...swiped 29 steals - a career-high five against South Carolina State - and dished off 24 assists after combining for 20 steals and 22 assists the previous two years...posted a career-high 24 points to lead the Bears at UCLA Jan. 25...overall had six double-digit scoring performances...notched 15 points in back-to-back games against Oregon, including with a 5-of-5 three-point shooting performance in the Bears' first round Pac-10 Tournament win...her 100-percent effort from beyond the arc is a Pac-10 Tournament record...selected honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 for the third straight season.
As a sophomore in 2002-03: Saw action in 28 games, averaging 12.2 minutes per contest...led all Cal reserves at 5.3 points per game...among the team's top three free throw shooters at 76.9 percent...tied for third on the team with nine three-pointers made...paced the Bears in scoring vs. Penn Dec. 7 (15 points), at national power Georgia Jan. 4 (15 points) and at Arizona State Feb 27 (16 points)...posted 15 points in Cal's win vs. Washington State Jan. 18...also had a team and career-high eight rebounds vs. Penn and a team-high seven at Georgia...notched a career-high three blocks at Saint Mary's Dec. 2.
As a redshirt freshman in 2001-02: Provided a consistent spark for the Bears, primarily off the bench, but did make 11 starts in 27 games...averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game...excelled at the free throw line, converting 75 percent of her chances (39-of-52)...posted a then-career-high 18 points at home against Stanford Feb. 2 as the team's starting center due to injuries to the other centers...had nine double-digit scoring efforts, including seven in Pac-10 games...opened the season strong with 15 points and a then-career-high seven rebounds vs. San Diego State...held or shared game-high scoring honors six times.
As a freshman in 2000-01: Missed the first nine games of the season with a stress fracture in her right tibia...returned for four games before the Cal coaching staff decided to take advantage of a medical redshirt year.
High School: As a senior at Terra Linda High School, averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game on her way to Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) MVP and team co-MVP honors...also as a senior, named to the San Francisco Examiner's first team all-metro team for the second consecutive season...as a junior, led her high school to the 1999 MCAL title, averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds per game...for her efforts as a junior, she was named league player of the year...named first team all-league as a sophomore...during her first three years in high school, averaged close to a triple-double with 21.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game...scored a career-best 44 points in a game...competed at AAU nationals in the summer from 1997-99.
Personal: Keasara M. Williams was born Feb. 26, 1982, in San Francisco, CA...father is Franklin Williams...mother is Kris Beale...has a younger sister, Patrice...received her bachelor's degree in sociology in May 2004 and is currently working on her master's in education..