2008 (SOPHOMORE): Once again fought injuries throughout the season but was able to play in 22 matches, making 12 starts...Averaged 1.66 kills per set on a .151 hitting percentage...Had four matches in double-figure kills...Played a vital role in the five-set victory over UNLV (8/30) with 10 kills in the contest...Hit a season-best .583 on seven kills against Boston College (9/5)...Had 12 kills on a .300 clip in the five-set win at Rhode Island (9/5)...Made seven kills in the sweep of Stony Brook (9/6)...Earned a spot on the Art Carmichael Invitational all-tournament team...Had 13 kills in the five-set win over Clemson (9/12)...Hit .462 (7-1-13) in the victory over Georgia (9/21)...Had 10 kills and a season-high five digs in the match at Mississippi (9/26)...Made nine kills and a solo block in the triumph at Arkansas (9/28)...Injured her ankle early at home against Tennessee (10/10) and missed most of the next month...Got one dig in her return at Auburn (11/7)...Playing on the right side against the Lady Vols (11/16), compiling seven kills and four digs...Earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in 13 matches and 35 games during the season, starting six matches...Tied for the team lead in kills once with nine against Georgia (9/16)...Averaged 2.00 kills per game...Had 19 kills in the match against Auburn (9/14)...Compiled a .400 hitting percentage (8-2-15) in the sweep of Troy (9/7)...Had a career-best 11 digs against George Washington (9/1)...Added seven digs in matches against Auburn (9/14) and at LSU (9/21)...Had four blocks in the Rice contest (9/7)...For a three-match stretch that included Georgia, LSU and Mississippi, she missed just one serve out of 62...When her season ended due to a shoulder injury, she had a 95.8 serve-reception percentage...Named to the Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter-winner in volleyball at Harvard High School...Played for the varsity team for three years...A unanimous All-Big Northern Conference selection as a junior and senior...Led Harvard High to third- and fifth-place finishes at the state tournament...Captain of her team for 2005 and 2006...Tabbed the team's Most Valuable Player...Led Harvard in kills her junior and senior seasons...Selected Player of the Week three times during her career by the Northwest Herald...Made the Stillman Valley All-Tournament Team twice during her career...Received Harvard's Most Coachable award following her freshman campaign...Played club volleyball for Club Fusion...Squad finished third at the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Championships playing in the National Division of the 15s...Picked for the All-Tournament Team that same year...In 2005, Club Fusion placed second in the Open Division 16s of the JOC, and Thomas earned JOC All-Tournament Team recognition again...Club Fusion took home the runner-up trophy in the Open Division 17s in 2006 as well...Also played softball her freshman year...Voted most athletic by her classmates as a senior, as well as most likely to be famous...An IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award winner...A 2005 and 2006 All-Big Northern Conference Scholar Athlete choice...Listed on the Harvard Honor Roll all four years of high school.
PERSONAL: Full name is Anne Mae Thomas...Born Oct. 18, 1988 in Rockford, Ill....Her parents are Tom and Julie Thomas...Has one brother, Scott, and a sister, Renee...Has plans to major in visual communications.
THOMAS' CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 19, Auburn (9/14/07) Attacks: 47, Auburn (9/14/07) Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): .583, Boston College (9/5/08) Assists: 1, five times, last Arizona State (8/29/08) Service Aces: 1, Delaware (8/25/07) Digs: 11, George Washington (9/1/07) Block Solos: 1, five times, last Arkansas (9/28/08) Block Assists: 4, Rice (9/7/07) Total Blocks: 4, Rice (9/7/07)