Thais Soares and Heather Thomas produce on Senior Day
Blazers post 18 blocks as a team in 3-1 victory against Miners
Heather Thomas reaches 2,000 digs for career
UAB's next match is at Bartow Arena on Nov. 5 vs. UTEP
Blazers host SMU Mustangs on Sunday at 12 p.m. CT
AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Saw action in 13 matches in her first season at UAB ... finished the year with 21 kills ... posted a season-best nine of those kills in the five-set win Sept. 11 against Arkansas ... totaled 44 digs on the year (1.76 per set) ... managed a season-high 11 digs in the five-set win Oct. 15 over Rice ... had three other matches with at least five digs ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE
(2007-09 AT JEFFERSON COLLEGE)
A first-team all-conference and first-team all-region player in 2009 for Jefferson (Mo.) College ... averaged 3.44 kills per set and 3.59 digs per frame while hitting for a .288 percentage ... bounced back from an injury that forced her to redshirt the 2008 season ... posted 3.60 kills per set and 5.73 digs per frame as a freshman in 2007 on her way to first-team all-region honors for the first time.
A standout at Rodrigues Alves High School in Sao Paulo, Brazil for coach Anderson Brandao.
Thais Azevedo Soares ... born March 2, 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... daughter of Lidia and the late Luis Soares ... has one brother, Rafael ... majoring in sports management.