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Bethanie Thomas
Bethanie Thomas

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Madison, Ala.

High School:
Bob Jones

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Experience:
2L


Thomas's 2011 Match-by-Match Statistics
Thomas's 2012 Match-by-Match Statistics

  • 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 32 matches ... Ranked second on the team with 2.22 kills per set and third with 2.51 digs a frame ... Topped the team's serve-receive group with a .967 reception percentage ... Tallied four double-doubles on the year, including a 10-kills, 14-dig performance against East Tennessee State (8/25) ... Added three solo blocks, tying for third on the five-set match charts at South Carolina ... Followed that with 10 more kills and eight digs against UNC Asheville (8/25) ... Twice during the Gamecock Invitational, she hit .474 (vs. Akron and UNC Asheville) ... Compiled double-digit digs twice in the Carolina Clash with 12 against Clemson (9/7) and 16 versus Winthrop (9/8) ... Posted eight kills without an error to hit .444 in the win over Georgia (9/14) ... Had nine kills and 14 digs in the victory over LSU (9/16) ... Hit .444 with 14 kills and nine digs against No. 12 Florida (9/28)...Made double-digit kills in three-straight matches, including a 14-kill, 13-dig effort at home against Alabama (10/12) ... Led the team and posted a career-best 25 digs in the triumph at Alabama (11/16) ... Tallied 11 kills and 10 digs to go with season-high matching five assists and two aces in the Arkansas (11/23) victory ... Earned placement on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2011 (FRESHMAN): Started 26 matches and played in all 30 for the Gamecocks ... Ranked fourth on the team with 2.09 kills per set and third with 2.62 digs per set ... Posted double-digit kills nine times and double-figure digs on 15 occasions ... Led the team in kills six times and digs four times ... Led the team's primary passers with a .949 serve-reception percentage ... Posted the first of her five double-doubles against Davidson (9/2) with 11 kills and 10 digs ... Followed with a season-high 16 kills on a .577 hitting percentage, also her season high, in the win over Elon (9/3) ... Earned MVP honors in the 2011 Gamecock Invitational ... Had 10 kills and a season-best 16 digs in the win at College of Charleston (9/10) ... Posted identical double-doubles back to back with 10 kills and 10 digs at Mississippi State (9/18) and vs. Tennessee (9/23) ... Garnered a spot on the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Played two years at Bob Jones, earning all-state honors in both 2007 and 2008 ... A finalist for national freshman and sophomore of the year by PrepVolleyball.com ... Led Bob Jones to the Alabama 6A title in 2008, picking up tournament MVP honors in the process ... The title was the school's first in volleyball ... Posted 594 kills, 312 digs, 98 blocks and 57 aces as a freshman en route to Super All-Metro honors from the Huntsville Times ... Earned all-area MVP honors both seasons ... Played with the Rocket City Volleyball Club exclusively during her junior and senior seasons, training under 1984 USA Olympic silver-medalist Rose Magers-Powell ... Her teams have qualified for nationals all nine years she played with the club.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Cory and Susie Thomas, Bethanie Nicole Thomas has a sister, Heather, who played at UAB ... Likes to bake, read and relax in her spare time ... Lists Sandra Bullock as her favorite actress ... Says her favorite athlete is former Cuban national team player Sirianis Mendez ... Studying civil engineering.

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