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Olivia Thompson

  • position Guard
  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, S.C.
  • High school Lexington
  • position Guard
  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, S.C.
  • High school Lexington

Olivia Thompson Bio

Awards

Sophomore Year (2020-21)
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman Year (2019-20)
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School

SCBCA Class 5A Player of the Year (2019)
SC HS Sports Report co-Statewide Player of the Year (2019)

Sophomore Year (2020-21)

  • Played in 20 games, including 11 SEC appearances and four postseason outings
  • Scored five points in the season opener against Charleston (Nov. 25), including one bucket from beyond the arc

Freshman Year (2019-20)

  • Part of first team in program history to end the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, claiming that spot in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
  • Hit at least one 3-pointer in eight of her 22 games played
  • Played career-high 14 minutes at Ole Miss (Jan. 30), hitting a 3 in the third and fourth quarters
  • Saw her earliest action of the season with four second-quarter minutes at Alabama (Jan. 5), hitting a 3
  • Made an ideal debut in front of the hometown crowd against Alabama State (Nov. 5), scoring seven of her 10 fourth-quarter points in a 38-second span

High School

  • Is among the most prolific 3-point shooters in South Carolina prep girls’ basketball history, including her 105 3s in 2017-18 to rank second all-time in the state
  • Claimed All-State honors from the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) each of her last three seasons (2017, 2018, 2019) and was a USA Today All-South Carolina First Team selection as a senior (2019)
  • Finished her career as the all-time leading scorer in Lexington High School history
  • Helped Lexington to Region 5 5A championship as a senior (2018-19) behind her 19.2 points per game

Personal

  • Daughter of Margot and Todd Thompson
  • Majoring in experimental psychology

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