Williams shines on, off the court

Matt Forman

With 19 Division-I varsity sports, Northwestern has plenty of students who excel in the classroom and on the court.

Don’t tell that to coach Bill Carmody.

“There are a lot of people who throw around the term student-athlete,” Carmody said. “But there aren’t that many of them. He is one of them.”

He is Wildcats’ senior guard Sterling Williams.

Williams, who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science in June of last year, graduated with a 4.0 GPA. For those of you scoring at home, that’s an ‘A’ in every class. The 6-foot-4 fifth-year player is currently pursuing a master’s in communication.

“He always dresses like he’s really smart,” junior forward Kevin Coble said. “He’ll have the get-up with the jeans and the sweaters looking like he stepped out of a symposium somewhere. He’s a little goofy, but not geeky. He’s got a great basketball IQ.”

All of his scholastic achievements have come while contributing full-time for the Wildcats