Dominique Thompson
Dominique Thompson

RS Senior

Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Robbinsdale Armstrong



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Dominique Thompson Photo Gallery | 2010 Match by Match Stats | 2011 Match By Match Stats

Honors: 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

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)

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 Leadership

Why Wisconsin?

"It's in the Big Ten, a good school, and I think that it is beautiful.
I can't see myself anywhere else."

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2010 90 27/19 1.79 .216 0.03 0.00 0.17 0.72 197.5 2.19
2011 102 30/23 1.75 .274 0.02 0.10 0.39 0.81 235.0 2.30
2013 146 38/36 2.66 .323 0.03 0.05 0.28 1.01 476.5 3.26
Career 338 95/78 2.15 .285 0.03 0.05 0.28 0.87 909.0 2.69

Match Highs
Kills: 19 vs. VCU, 9-21-13
Attempts: 37 at Minnesota, 11-27-13
%: .909 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
Assists: 1 (9x; MR vs. Iowa, 11-10-13)
Aces: 3 (2x; MR vs. VCU, 9-21-13)
Digs: 4 (3x; MR vs. Michigan State, 11-12-11)
Blocks: 8 at Ohio State, 10-11-13
Points: 25.0 vs. VCU, 9-21-13

Off the court with Dominique Thompson

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Characters: Phineas and Pherb; Movie: Love and basketball; Celebrity: Meagan Good; Food: Salad; TV Show: White Collar; Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events; Car: Pearl Escalade; Musical artist: The Weekend; Athlete: Kevin Durant; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Packers
First started volleyball: Ninth grade
Most memorable volleyball match: During my 18s club year, we were down five points at set point in the third game and we came back to win it to go to the national semifinals
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The fans
Before each match, I: shower and braid my hair
Best UW road trip: this spring going to Minnesota and making a bunch of Vines. We had a lot of fun!
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Nebraska because they have a lot of fans.
One word that describes the team: Funny
One word that describes me: Energetic
My teammates say I am: Goofy
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: play family style games
This summer, I: Worked out, took summer school classes, and enjoyed the sun
Is there something significant about your uniform number? It was my mom's volleyball number and it is awesome!
The best thing about the Field House is: our fans
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Nobody can touch the net, ever!
My goal for this year is: Not only make it to the tournament but to win it once we get there
Dream as a collegiate player: win a national championship
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Kt
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Running track
The best thing about Madison is: The terrace
Fantasy job/career: Director of a successful foundation
Person most admired/role model: My mom, she is amazing never complains and is always so loving and caring.
My most prized possessions are: my computer and my rings
Favorite childhood memory: Family trips together with my siblings
I can't live without: My phone
My secret addiction is: Chocolate
The community service activity or group I most like: Bolder Options
Nobody knows how much I love to: Spend time in the sun
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
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? I would trade places with Beyonce, because I would love to know what a day in the life would be like for her.
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Stacey Dash
If I had a million dollars: I would go shopping and donate some money and put the rest in my savings.
How would you like to change the world? I would try to help everyone that I could and give opportunities to those that could not create them for themselves and fix the climate change
My bucket list includes: Skydiving, snorkeling, ride in a hot air balloon
Post-college plans/goals: Travel around, and get a job hopefully work for a nonprofit to help inner city girls
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: go and recruit somewhere warm and spend some time outside.
My dream date would be: On a beach with a moonlight dinner
What are you most thankful for? My family and my friends
What are you passionate about? Volleyball and helping people
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: Peace
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Work when you work, play when you play
My worst habit is: picking off my nail polish
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."

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