High School Sports

Bluffton guard Williams headed to Rose-Hulman

Sheree Williams finished first or second on Bluffton High School's basketball team in points, rebounds, assists and steals.

She played point guard. She played shooting guard. She even tried small forward.

All were for the benefit of the Bobcats, who tied for a region championship in her senior season and won the first playoff game in program history the year before.

The do-it-all player certainly earned the opportunity to continue at the next level. Williams said she has agreed to play for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.), an NCAA Division III school that boasts one of the top engineering undergraduate programs in the nation.

All of Williams' scholarship money will be academic.

"To be able to play basketball in college is a dream come true," Williams said. "It may not be Division I, but I can play at the college level, which is a great achievement."

Name: Sheree Williams

High school: Bluffton High School

Sport: Basketball

High school coach: Lonnie Roberts

Position: Guard

College: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.)

Probable major: Engineering

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: The Fightin' Engineers finished 10-16 overall last season and 8-10 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. They return four starters next fall. Joe Prevo is the team's head coach, as well as the school's associate athletics director.

Why Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology? "I have strong math and science scores, and I enjoyed physics this year, so (engineering) was something I became interested in," Williams said.

Other schools considered: Winthrop University, Catawba College (N.C.), Clayton State University (Ga.)

Other high school sports played: Softball, track, cross country

Accolades: Four-year letterman, two-time all-region selection