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Morgan Thomas

Player Profile


Plantation, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas





2008: Appeared in all 34 matches and 124 sets as a true freshman ... Started 31 times ... Led the team in blocks with 89 (0.72 per set) and finished fourth in kills with 223 ... Had seven double-digit kill efforts and five five-block matches ... Posted four kills, four aces, eight digs and four blocks in sweep of Hampton (9/5) ... Added 10 kills, two aces and three blocks against Wofford (9/5) ... Posted seven kills, five blocks and three digs at ETSU (9/9) ... Had four digs and four blocks against North Florida (9/19) ... Posted 11 kills, two aces and a block in five-set win over Presbyterian (9/23) ... Notched nine kills and four digs in sweep of Stetson (9/27) ... Added 10 kills and four blocks against Mercer (10/5) ... Notched four kills and six blocks (three solo) at Campbell (10/9) ... Had eight kills and four blocks against Stetson (10/24) ... Tied season-high with six blocks, adding six kills, against FGCU (10/25) ... Had 10 kills, six digs and four rejections at North Florida (11/1) ... Notched 12 kills against ETSU (11/11) and then added 11 kills in regular-season finale against Campbell to go with six digs and three blocks (11/15) ... Earned Provisional Invitational All-Tournament honors after hitting .352, averaging 2.71 kills and 1.06 blocks per set in the five-match tournament ... Had four blocks against Central Arkansas (11/21) and N.C. Central (11/22) ... Added five blocks and five kills against Presbyterian (11/22) ... Notched 19 kills and three blocks in third-place match against North Florida, leading Upstate to the 3-1 win (11/22).

High School: Earned three letters at South Florida power St. Thomas Aquinas ... A member of Florida 5A state semifinalist St. Thomas Aquinas team as a senior ... A Miami Herald All-Broward County First Team selection as a senior, posting 179 kills and 125 blocks while helping lead St. Thomas Aquinas to a 27-5 overall record and a perfect 10-0 district mark ... Also an honorable mention All-State and Sun-Sentinel All-County Second Team selection ... Was an honorable mention Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County selection as a junior while helping the Raiders to a district title ... A member of the Boomers Volleyball Club for five years ... Was active in the Student Government ... Awarded the Principal Service Hour Recognition Award and the Jeanie Donovan Award for her volunteer work.

Personal: Born on May 18, 1990 ... Daughter of Jay and Ann Thomas ... Has an older sister, Barbara ... Major is undecided ... Father, Jay, earned a letter as a goalkeeper with the Clemson men's soccer team in 1981 ... Father was also a fencer ... Mother, Ann, was a four-year volleyball letterwinner at Clemson from 1978-81 ... Sister, Barbara, earned two letters with North Carolina's Women's Swim Team ... Enjoys the beach and spending time with friends and family ... Favorite musical artists are John Mayer and The Rocket Summer ... Favorite movie is "Push" ... Favorite song is John Mayer's cover of "Free Fallin'" ... Favorite sports figure is pro volleyball star Gabrielle Reece ... Admires Kelsey Falter, her sister, Barbara, and Joe Bowman.

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