|Bethanie Thomas - 23
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Started all 35 matches this season, participating in all 124 sets for the Blazers ... finished fourth on the team in assists with 30 ... had a total 50 blocks, setting a career-high four blocks against Arkansas State (Sept. 20) ... finished the 2013 season with 261 kills, with a career-high 22 kills versus Tulsa (Sept. 29).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012) AT SOUTH CAROLINA
Started all 32 matches ... ranked second on the team with 2.22 kills per set and third with 2.51 digs a frame ... led the team 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) ... led the team and posted a career-best 25 digs at Alabama (11/16) ... earned placement on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011) AT SOUTH CAROLINA
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 ... posted 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 ... garnered a spot on the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Played two years at Bob Jones HS, earning all-state honors in both 2007 and 2008 ... 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 ... 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.
Bethanie Nicole Thomas ... born February 16, 1993 in Huntsville, Ala. ... daughter of Cory and Susan Thomas ... has one older sister, Heather, who lettered four years on the UAB volleyball team ... majoring in civil engineering.