Tammy Williams
Tammy Williams

Last College:
Northwestern '09

Assistant Coach

1st Year

Tammy Williams, a former standout at Northwestern, is in her first season as a member of the Northern Illinois University softball coaching staff.

Williams, a current member of the Chicago Bandits and USA Softball's Pan American Qualifier Team, started all 232 games at shortstop for the Wildcats from 2006-09. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2008 & 2009), Williams is Northwestern's all-time home run leader with 57 round-trippers, breaking the previous record of 55. Williams also owns NU's career records for hits (310), batting average (.419) and runs (235), as well as numerous single-season records. She finished the 2009 season with 15 home runs and was ranked ninth in the nation in home runs per game (0.33) and 10th in slugging percentage (.839).

A native of Roscoe, Mo., Williams was named to the Lowe's All-Senior All-America first team and ESPN.com's Softball All-America Team in 2009. She was a first-team NFCA All-American her sophomore, junior and senior seasons and a third-team selection her freshman campaign, making her Northwestern's first four-time NFCA All-American. She was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament team in 2006.

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