Northwestern transfer Danyelle Williams joins Tulane volleyball team

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NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University volleyball head coach Jim Barnes announced the addition of Danyelle Williams to the roster for the 2021 fall season.

“We are very happy to announce that Danyelle Williams will be joining our team this season,” Barnes said. “Danyelle will bring great athleticism and experience. She is a terrific team player and will bring power to our right-side attack. She comes from a family of athletes, as her father Aaron played for over a decade in the NBA.”

Williams comes to New Orleans after spending four seasons at Northwestern University. The Chicago native posted a season-high five kills in Northwestern’s win over Rutgers on Jan. 22, 2021. Williams tied her career-high with a .667 hitting percentage against nationally ranked Minnesota in March of 2021.

During the 2019 season, Williams recorded a season-high 10 kills in a three-set win over Rutgers. She logged a career-high 16 kills in the Wildcats’ win over New Hampshire in the 2018 season. The Northwestern graduate logged double-digit kills in back-to-back matches in the 2018 season, with 10 and 14 at Indiana and Purdue, respectively. Williams notched seven kills in the Wildcats’ wins over Indiana and Michigan in the 2017 season. During her freshman season, she also logged nine kills and three total blocks against Minnesota.

The 6-1 graduate student attended Whitney Young High School in Chicago. Williams led the Dolphins to city, conference and regional championships during her time on campus. She was named a Senior Ace by

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