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Courtney Thomas
Courtney  Thomas


DeKalb, Ill.

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Courtney Thomas Photo Gallery | 2011 Match-By-Match Stats | 2012 Match-by-Match Stats

2014 Second-team AVCA All-American ... 2014 AVCA Northeast All-Region ... 2014 All-Big Ten ... 2014 Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase All-Tournament ... 2014 HotelRED Invitational MVP ... 2014 Big Ten Player of the Week(Sept. 8) ... 2013 North Dakota State University ClassicMVP ... 2013 Pepperdine Classic All-Tournament ... 2012 USF Invitational All-Tournament ... 2011 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... 2011 Rhode Island Invitational MVP ... 2011 and 2012 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament

Of Note: Member of the 2013 USA Volleyball A2 program ... had two triple doubles as a freshman, becoming just the fourth Badger to accomplish that feat ... ranks 10th on the UW career record list with 2,167 assists

2014: Has started 31 matches, played in all 32 matches and 107 sets ... ranks third on the team with 2.84 kills per set ... has double-figure kills in 16 matches ... marked a career-high 21 kills and a .559 hitting percentage at Rutgers (Nov. 26) ... put away 18 kills at Washington (Sept. 19) and 16 kills vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 5) ... recorded 12 kills and a .500 hitting percentage vs. Missouri State ... third on the team with a .347 hitting percentage, which ranks 11th in the Big Ten ... adds 2.22 digs and 0.68 blocks per set ... had a season-high 14 digs vs. USC (Sept. 18) and against Illinois (Nov. 19) ... marked two straight double-doubles with double-figure kills and digs against the Trojans and Washington (Sept. 19) ... has eight double-doubles this season ... put up a season-high six blocks at Michigan (Nov. 9) ... has five-or-more blocks in four matches ... put up a season-high eight assists at Minnesota (Oct. 15)

Started 33 matches and played in 126 sets ... did not play in the NC State Invitational due to an abdominal injury ... started four matches at setter before moving to outside hitter with the return of Lauren Carlini ... put away a career-high 19 kills at Ohio State (Oct. 11) ... has double-figure kills in 16 matches ... ranks fourth on the team with 2.39 kills per set ... recorded a season high 19 digs vs. Kansas (Sept. 13) ... has double-figure digs in 17 matches and averages 2.71 digs per set, fourth on the team ... has 12 double-doubles this season ... put up a season-high 40 assists at North Dakota State (Sept. 7) and at Pepperdine (Aug. 31) ... tied her career high with six blocks at Ohio State (Oct. 11) and at Purdue (Nov. 2) ... averages 0.74 blocks per set ... just missed her third career triple-double at Pepperdine, recording 10 kills, 40 assists and nine digs ... recorded a season-high five services aces at NDSU (Sept. 7) ... third on team with 25 total aces (0.21/set) ... has tallied three-or-more blocks in 15 matches

2012: Started 32 matches and played in 115 sets ... averaged 10.55 assists per set, which ranked fifth in the Big Ten ... put up a career high 57 assists vs. Illinois (Sept. 23) ... added 0.92 kills per set ... had a season-high eight kills vs. Cal State Northridge ... averaged 0.14 service aces per set ... had a season-high two service aces in three matches ... ranked second on the team with 2.54 digs per set ... had double-figure digs in 15 matches, including a season high 19 vs. Michigan State (Oct. 5) ... had 15 double doubles on the season ... also added 0.79 blocks per set ... had a season-high five blocks in six matches

2011: Started all 32 matches and played in all 117 sets ... averaged 5.63 assists per set ... finished third on the team with a .225 hitting percentage ... recorded her first career triple-double at Michigan State (Oct. 7), finishing with 16 kills, 26 assists, and 15 digs ... set a career-high mark in kills vs. the Spartans ... added a second triple-double vs. MSU (Nov. 12) with 10 kills, 23 assists and a team-high 13 digs ... led the team with 16 double-doubles ... averaged 1.96 kills, 2.49 points and 2.58 digs per set

High school:
Ranked No. 16 by PrepVolleyball.com on its Senior Aces list ... Volleyball Fab 50 ... named to the 2010 U.S. Women's Junior National training team ... named Most Outstanding Player at the 2011 National Junior Classic ... all-state honoree ... four-time all-conference selection ... 2010 Daily Chronicle Player of the Year ... also plays with Sports Performance Volleyball Club under coach Rick Butler ... named the best setter at the 2008 National Junior Classic and 2008 Junior Volleyball Association Classic

Personal: Parents are Kelly and the late Jaceson Thomas ... has one brother Bret (19) ... nickname is Court ... born Jan. 12

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because I fell in love with the campus. The lakes are amazing around here. I also really wanted to play in the Big Ten and wanted to be close to home, so this was the perfect fit for me."


Match Highs
Kills: 21 at Rutgers, 11-26-14
Attempts: 53 at Nebraska, 10-5-13
Hitting %: .750 (9-0-12) vs. Maryland, 10-12-14
Assists: 57 at Illinois, 9-23-12
Aces: 5 (2x; MR at North Dakota State, 9-7-13)
Digs: 22 vs. Minnesota, 10-19-11
Blocks: 6 (4x; MR at Purdue, 11-2-13)
Points: 23.0 at Rutgers, 11-26-14

Off the Court With Courtney Thomas

Favorites: Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: Tom (From Tom and Jerry); Celebrity: Jennifer Lopez; Food: Guacamole; TV Show: The Bachelorette; Car: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4 door.; Athlete: Ray Allen; Sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
First started volleyball (age/grade): 4th
Earliest volleyball memory: Playing with the middle schoolers where my mom worked when I was still in elementary school
Most memorable volleyball match: The 2013 National Championship against Penn State
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The culture
Before each match, I: Shower
Best UW road trip: The 2013 Final Four
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House):Nebraska
One word that describes the team: Trusting
One word that describes me: Determined
My teammates say I am: Straight forward
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Tan
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Getting second in the country
This summer, I: Took classes, a lot of tanning, read some books, hung out with my friends and family, and worked volleyball camps.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? It is the day of my dad's birthday
My goal for this year is: Win a national championship
Dream as a collegiate player: Be an All-American
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Playing college softball
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Professional athlete
Person most admired/role models: My Mom
My most prized possession is: My phone
Favorite childhood memory: The times I spent with my dad
I can't live without: My friends and family
My secret addiction is: Chips
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I am obsessed with my hair
The best sporting event I ever attended was: Chicago Blackhawks game
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Tervis cups
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Australia
A non-athletic talent I have is: Painting nails
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Dominique Thompson
If I had a million dollars, I would: Build my own house and then one for my mom right next to me then donate some
Post-college plans/goals: Move away, get a job, get married and have a family.
Most famous person I've ever met: Kerri Walsh
My dream date would be: In Fiji, laying on the beach with the love of my life
What are you most thankful for? My mom
What are you passionate about? My relationships and volleyball
My favorite quote or motto is: You don't know what strong is, until being strong is your only option.
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Never settle
My worst habit is: Biting my cuticles

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being a Badger is very meaningful. You represent your school anywhere you go and people all over the country know who you are. When we go to other states, people always say 'Go Badgers!'"

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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