THE WEEKLYS ON WILLIAMSON: "A strong, young pitcher who has improved immensely in her few months at Tennessee. Andi is hard-nosed and dedicated and possesses the ability to throw quality innings for us in the future."
HIGH SCHOOL: Williamson participated in softball, basketball and cheerleading at Chapmanville Regional H.S., in Harts W. Va....A 2009 EA Sports First-Team Softball All-American and the 2009 Gatorade/RISE Magazine West Virginia State Player of the Year, she helped lead her high school softball team to West Virginia State Class AA Championships in 2007 and 2009 and a 2006 runner-up finish while tallying over 1,000 career strikeouts...During her senior campaign, the `09 West Virginia Sports Writers State Player of the Year was 23-1 from the circle with a 0.09 ERA, 356 strikeouts in 153 innings of work and broke a state record by recording 33 K's in a 13-inning victory...She also hit .390 at the plate with four homers and 30 RBIs...Was tabbed as a senior as an ESPN/RISE East Coast Player of the Week...The 5-8 hurler was a four-time First-Team All-State selection and a three-time All-Cardinal Conference choice in softball...On the hardwood Williamson reaped a pair of All-Cardinal Conference nods (2007, 2008)...She also participated in gymnastics...Played ASA Gold summer ball for the West Virginia Diamond Dusters...A terrific student at Chapmanville Regional H.S., Williamson finished her interscholastic career as the school's valedictorian, was a member of the National Honor Society and the senior class vice president...She was honored as the 2008/2009 Chapmanville Regional Homecoming Queen.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences at UT...Chose to come to Tennessee out of a group of schools that included Georgia, Virginia Tech and Marshall...Lists making it to the state championship game in softball in three of four years and winning it twice (2007, 2009) as her biggest thrills to date in the sport...Her dad Andy Paul Williamson played basketball collegiately at Marshall...Aspires to become a teacher and a coach after college...Lists Tennessee Lady Vol women's basketball coach Pat Summitt as the famous person she most admires...Has two brothers, Paul, 17, and Drew, 10, and a sister, Ali, 8...Andrea Elizabeth Williamson was born November 20, 1990, in Huntington, W. Va....Her parents are Andy Paul and Beth Williamson.