November 11, 2010
Golden Eagles women’s basketball inks first recruit for 2011-12 season
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech women’s
basketball head coach Sytia Messer has begun to flex her recruiting
muscle as she announced her first signee for the 2011-12
A 6-2 forward out of Dillard High School, T’Keyah
Williams has signed a national letter of intent to play at
Williams is the first addition to the Golden Eagle roster this
year, on the heels of Messer inking a recruiting class that ranked
tops in the OVC and the top 100 nationally.
“She will be a great addition to our team and should fit
into our program very well with her defensive and skills and
rebounding abilities,” Messer said. “She will help us
out with our post play inside and will be a great defensive
A former teammate of current Golden Eagle center Candace
Parson, Williams provided a solid presence at the post position not
only for Dillard High School, but also as a member of Team
Breakdown under head coach Pat Gajardo.
Under coach Marcia Pinder, Williams averaged a career-high 10
points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks per game during
her junior season as she led Dillard to a class 5A State
Championship. She is heading into her senior season at Dillard this
Williams ranked 74th in the nation at her position by
ESPN’s Hoopgurlz. Brandon Clay’s Jump Off Plus and Mike
T. White’s All Star Girls Report also ranked her nationally
among the best.
The daughter of Serena Cook, Williams plans to major in
The Golden Eagle begin their 2010-11 season Monday, as they
host the Alabama A&M Bulldogs at 7 p.m.