Natasha Thomas - 22
Natasha Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moulton, Ala.

High School:
Lawrence County HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/02/1982

Experience:
3VL


JUNIOR YEAR: Currently ranks 12th all-time with 1,273 career points ... is in the UAB record book in five different career categories ... led the Lady Blazers in field goals made (171), three-pointers attempted (58), defensive rebounds (168), total rebounds (261), rebounding average (9.7), points (462) and scoring average (17.1) ... finished the season ranked fifth in C-USA in scoring with 17.1 ppg ... other conference rankings include second in rebounding (9.7) and defensive rebound average (6.22), as well as fifth in offensive rebound average (3.44) ... tied for the league lead with 13 double-doubles on the season ... led UAB in scoring and rebounding 14 times ... recorded a career-high three blocks at TCU (2/28) ... at South Florida (2/1), registered a new career-high with 33 points in 34 minutes ... recorded the 1,000th point of her UAB career against Austin Peay (1/3) ... collected her first double-double of the season against Jacksonville State (12/26) by tying a career-high with 30 points and grabbing 12 boards.

SOPHOMORE YEAR: Recorded 11 double-doubles out of 14 conference games played ... posted 21 total double figure scoring games, including 11 versus C-USA foes ... averaged a double-double for the season with 16.9 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game ... shot 50 percent or better from the field a total of 11 times ... finished the season ranked eighth in the nation and led Conference USA in rebounding (11.4) ... ranked fourth in C-USA in scoring (16.9) ... ranked first in C-USA in defensive rebounding (8.36) and double-doubles (20) ... led the Lady Blazers in assists (77), three-pointers made (13) and steals (39) ... tied for third on the team with eight blocked shots ... scored 20 or more points 10 times last season ... led the team in rebounding 15 times, in scoring 14 times and assists eight times ... set new career-highs with 30 points versus Wake Forest (11/24) and 18 rebounds against Houston (2/1).

FRESHMAN YEAR: Was named to Conference USA's All-Freshman Team after averaging 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game ... averaged 11.4 points and 6.9 rebounds in C-USA games ... Averaged 13 points in the three WNIT games, scoring 18 against Florida International (3/16) and getting a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds against Alabama (3/18) ... recorded six double-doubles for the season, against Lamar (12/1), Houston (1/28), Charlotte (2/9), Saint Louis (2/11), Southern Miss (2/16) and Alabama ... scored career high of 20 points against Saint Louis (2/11) and had 18 points on two occasions, versus Lamar (12/1) and Florida International (3/16) ... scored in double figures in 10 of last 14 games ... had 11 points, nine in the second half, against then 11th ranked Auburn ... was third in C-USA in shooting percentage, making 53 percent of her shots ... led team in scoring against Marquette with 15 points ... just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds against Tulane (2/18).

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Lawrence County to three state championships, '97, '99 and 2000 ... was MVP of state tournament each of those years .... all-state selection five straight years ... averaged 22.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 3.1 steals and 3.3 assists as a senior ... averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds as a junior ... named "Miss Basketball" for Alabama in 2000 ... Class 4A Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000 ... a five-year letterwinner in volleyball ... led team to state championship four years in volleyball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Natasha Louise Thomas ... born, Aug. 2, 1982 ... daughter of Jimmy and Patricia Thomas ... has three sisters: Jill, Tamara and Jamie ... majoring in psychology.

 
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