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Nigel Williams-Goss named WCC scholar-athlete of the year

Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss claps during an April rally at the Foley Center celebrating Gonzaga’s season (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss claps during an April rally at the Foley Center celebrating Gonzaga’s season (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Nigel Williams-Goss has added another award to his sizable collection of on- and off-court honors.

The former Gonzaga guard was named the WCC men’s Scholar-Athlete of the year at the conference’s honors dinner. BYU volleyball player Amy Boswell was the women’s winner.

The award is named in honor of Mike Gilleran, the WCC’s first full-time commissioner, and voted on by the conference’s executive council.

Williams-Goss graduated in 2016 with a 3.84 grade-point average in psychology and earned a 4.0 last year in the Organizational Leadership Masters Program. He was a CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American and also made numerous All-American teams.

Former Zag Kyle Wiltjer won the award last year. Past GU winners include Blake Stepp (2004), Dan Dickau (2002), Jeff Brown (1994), Jarrod Davis (1992), Bryce McPhee (1985), John Stockton (1984) and Bill Dunlap (1982).

Williams-Goss, the WCC player of the year, bypassed his senior season to enter the NBA Draft and he’s been busy on the workout circuit. He tweeted that he’ll be in six cities in the next eight days leading up to the June 22 draft.