Student Ryne Williams Shines for Gators Basketball, KSFS Radio

Monday, November 26, 2018
Photo of Ryne Williams shooting a jump shot in the SF State Gymnasium

THE SIGNAL (SANTA CLARITA) -- Williams is a fifth-year senior on the San Francisco State basketball team who also interns at 95.7 The Game, a sports radio station in San Francisco, in addition to on-campus job.

He also hosts his own radio show on the campus radio station KSFS called LA to the Bay. Not to mention he works tirelessly at his academics. He was named to the 2017 – 18 CCAA Winter All-Academic Team last season. and will look to earn that honor again this year. Williams is also proud of a recent honor bestowed upon him by the squad — captain of the basketball team.

Not bad for someone who was hardly recruited after nearly averaging a double-double in his senior season at West Ranch.

“Out of Santa Clarita, I wasn’t recruited highly. I ended up getting a chance here at San Francisco State and I jumped on it,” Williams said. “I was basically a walk-on (meaning he initially wasn’t offered a scholarship), and the coach told me to work my way up to a scholarship. It took me three years, but I worked my way up and finally got on scholarship. I’ve been grinding every year, chipping away at it. Now this year, I’m going to be team captain.”

Photo courtesy of San Francisco State Athletics