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- Thais Soares
Thais Soares

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

High School:
Rodrigues Alves HS

Last College:
Jefferson (Mo.) College

Height:
6-0

Position:
OH



11/13/2011

UAB Seniors Spearhead Sweep Of Tulane

Thais Soares and Heather Thomas produce on Senior Day

11/06/2011

Dominating Defense Leads Volleyball Past UTEP

Blazers post 18 blocks as a team in 3-1 victory against Miners

11/05/2011

Thomas Reaches Milestone In Volleyball Victory

Heather Thomas reaches 2,000 digs for career

10/30/2011

Tulsa Outlasts Blazers In Four Sets

UAB's next match is at Bartow Arena on Nov. 5 vs. UTEP

10/14/2011

Volleyball Falls In Straight Sets To Tulsa

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
A standout at Rodrigues Alves High School in Sao Paulo, Brazil for coach Anderson Brandao.

PERSONAL
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.