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Honors: 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 3) ... 2013 NCAA Regional All-Tournament ... 2013 NC State Invitational MVP ... 2013 Pepperdine Classic All-Tournament ... 2011 Rhode Island Invitational All-Tournament ... 2011 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2010 William & Mary Invitational All-Tournament ... 2010 Milwaukee/Marquette Invitational All-Tournament
2014: Has started 32 matches and played in 104 sets ... ranks second on the team and sixth in the Big Ten with a .355 hitting percentage ... has hit better than .300 in 20-of-32 matches ... put away a season-high 17 kills at Rutgers (Nov. 26) ... recorded a season-high .786 (11-0-14) hitting percentage at Purdue (Oct. 29) ... ranks second on the team with 1.09 blocks per set, which ranks 12th in the Big Ten ... tied her career high with eight blocks vs. Iowa (Oct. 22) ... fifth on the team with 2.35 kills per set ... has 10-or-more kills in nine matches ... led the team with 14 kills at Illinois (Oct. 4) ... added 12 kills against USC (Sept. 18) and at Washington (Sept. 19) ... recorded a season-best three digs against Ohio State (Sept. 28)
2013: Played in all 38 matches, starting 36, and played in all 146 sets ... led the team with a .323 attack percentage, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten ... hit a season-high .909 (10-0-11) vs. Delaware (Aug. 31) ... hit over .300 in 22 matches and over .400 in 17 matches ... had double-figure kills in 21 matches, including the last four ... was third on the team with 2.66 kills per set ... recorded a career-high with 19 kills vs. VCU (Sept. 21) and tied that against Florida State (Dec. 13) in the NCAA Regional semifinals ... second on team with 1.01 blocks per set ... tallied five-or-more blocks in 15 matches and three-or-more stuffs in 27 matches ... had a career-high eight blocks at Ohio State (Oct. 11) ... tied her career best with three aces vs. VCU ... had a season-high three digs at Pepperdine (Aug. 31), at Ohio State (Oct. 11) and vs. Florida State ... finished season with 0.28 digs per set
2012: Redshirt season due to injury
2011: Played in 30 matches, starting 23, and 102 sets ... ranked second on the team with 0.81 blocks per set and 83 total blocks ... led the team in blocks in eight matches ... added 1.75 kills per set ... tallied double-figure kills in three matches, including tying her career high with 11 kills vs. South Florida (Sept. 16) and at Michigan (Oct. 8) ... finished third on the team with a .274 hitting percentage ... had a career-high four digs in three matches--vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 3), at Penn State (Sept. 30) and vs. Michigan State (Nov. 12) ... averaged 0.39 digs per set ... tallied a career-high three service aces vs. South Florida (Sept. 16) ... averaged 0.10 aces per set ... also added two aces vs. Michigan State (Nov. 12)
2010: Played in 27 matches, starting 19, and 90 sets ... shared the team lead with 0.72 blocks per set ... had a career-high six blocks vs. Winthrop (Aug. 27) ... led the team or tied for the team lead in blocks in 12 matches ... ranked fifth on the team with 1.79 kills per set ... had double-digit kills in two matches ... had a career-high 11 kills vs. Toledo (Sept. 11) ... added 0.17 digs per set
High School: 2010 AAU Junior National All-American ... led her team to a third place tie at the AAU tournament ... 2010 JVA Showcase All-Tournament ... 2009 AAA all-state first team ... ranked 41st among PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces ... 2009 National Junior Classic Best Attacker in the 17-open division ... team placed fifth in the tournament and third in 2008 ... three-time all-conference honoree ... three-time team MVP ... 2009 third-team all-metro selection by the Minneapolis Star Tribune ... 2009 AVCA Under Armour All-America Watch List ... plays club ball with the M1 Volleyball Club ... named best blocker in the 18-Open Division at the 2010 National Junior Classic, aiding her team to a second-place finish ... all-state selection in track, earning eight medals at the state championships in the sprints
Personal: Parents are Darrell and Stephanie (Smith) Thompson ... father played football at Minnesota (1986-89) and with the Green Bay Packers for five years from 1990-95 ... mother played volleyball at Iowa from 1986-89 ... aunt Jenifer Thompson played volleyball at Iowa from 1987-91 ... uncle George Thompson played volleyball at Pepperdine from 1987-91 ... has one sister Indigo (17) and two brothers True (15) and Race (14) ... nickname is Dom ... enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the pool, going shopping and watching tv ... volunteered with a Make A Wish and Bolder Options ... born Aug. 24
Major: Community and Non-Profit organizations with a certificate in entrepreneurship
"I have always loved the competition in the Big Ten. It is close to home but not too close, and it is a beautiful place."
||19 (2x; MR vs. Florida State, 12-13-13)
||37 at Minnesota, 11-27-13
||.909 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
||1 (12x; MR vs. Ohio State, 9-28-14)
||3 (2x; MR vs. VCU, 9-21-13)
||4 (3x; MR vs. Michigan State, 11-12-11)
||11 vs. Ohio State, 12-12-14
||25.0 vs. VCU, 9-21-13
Off the court with Dominique Thompson
Favorites - -- Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: Phineas and Pherb; Movie: Love and basketball; Food: Salad; TV Show: Lost; Book: Liminy Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events; Car: Pearl Escalade; Musical artist: Beyonce; Athlete: Kevin Durant; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Packers
First started volleyball: 16s year of Club, or 9th grade in High School
Earliest volleyball memory: Peppering with my mom outside when I was around 10 and deciding I didn't want to play volleyball. Good thing I changed my mind a few years later!
Most memorable volleyball match: Beating Texas in the Final Four 2013 volleyball season
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: my team and the fans
Before each match, I: shower and braid my hair
Best UW road trip: We had a great time in Seattle this past year, probably the best road trip ever!
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): I like to play at Minnesota, because that is where I am from. I love having all my family and friends come out and show their support!
One word that describes the team: amazing
One word that describes me: energetic
My teammates say I am: caring
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: make family dinners
Most memorable volleyball achievement: beating Texas and playing in the national championship match
This summer, I: went to Minnesota to play on the U.S. Collegiate National Team. I had an Internship with a nonprofit called Tri 4 Schools.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? It was my mom's number!
The best thing about the Field House is: OUR FANS!!
My goal for this year is: win a national championship and Big Ten championship
Dream as a collegiate player: win a national championship
If you were stranded on an island, which three teammates would you bring with you and why? Julie, because she would probably know how to survive; Courtney because I normally go everywhere with her and Deme because she is strong and a fighter would probably be very good on survivor. But honestly they are all my girls and I would want my whole team with me!
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Collegiate basketball
The best thing about Madison is: Everything, beautiful place, great tradition, good people, great place to go to school!
Fantasy job/career: I would love to run a successful nonprofit to help kids or be a director of a foundation and help multiple nonprofits!
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Graphic designer
Persons most admired/role models: Parents, strong wonderful people, set a great example and I would love to be parents like them.
My most prized possession are: my rings
I can't live without: My family and friends
My secret addiction is: candy
The community service activity or group I most like: Bolder Options, or Tri 4 Schools
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Internet
If I could live any place in the world it would be: France
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Beyonce
If I had a million dollars, I would: Split into 3rds, one third would be for shopping, one third in the savings, and one third I would donate
How would you like to change the world? Peace
My dream date would be: Dinner on a beach
What are you most thankful for? My family and being able to play volleyball at such a high level.
What are you passionate about? Helping people that are less fortunate and giving opportunities to those who deserve them.
My favorite quote or motto is: All it takes is all you got
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Bring It
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Don't Give Up.
My worst habit is: Biting nails when nervous, excited or anxious.
I am afraid of: Spiders
What does it mean to be a Badger?
"Being a Badger means having the responsibility to be the best you can be and
represent the university of Wisconsin in a positive way."