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Bethanie Thomas

  • position OH
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Madison, Ala.
  • High school Bob Jones
  • position OH
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Madison, Ala.
  • High school Bob Jones

Bethanie Thomas Bio

Thomas’s 2011 Match-by-Match Statistics
Thomas’s 2012 Match-by-Match Statistics

  • 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 32 matches … Ranked second on the team with 2.22 kills per set and third with 2.51 digs a frame … Topped the team’s serve-receive group with a .967 reception percentage … Tallied four double-doubles on the year, including a 10-kills, 14-dig performance against East Tennessee State (8/25) … Added three solo blocks, tying for third on the five-set match charts at South Carolina … Followed that with 10 more kills and eight digs against UNC Asheville (8/25) … Twice during the Gamecock Invitational, she hit .474 (vs. Akron and UNC Asheville) … Compiled double-digit digs twice in the Carolina Clash with 12 against Clemson (9/7) and 16 versus Winthrop (9/8) … Posted eight kills without an error to hit .444 in the win over Georgia (9/14) … Had nine kills and 14 digs in the victory over LSU (9/16) … Hit .444 with 14 kills and nine digs against No. 12 Florida (9/28)…Made double-digit kills in three-straight matches, including a 14-kill, 13-dig effort at home against Alabama (10/12) … Led the team and posted a career-best 25 digs in the triumph at Alabama (11/16) … Tallied 11 kills and 10 digs to go with season-high matching five assists and two aces in the Arkansas (11/23) victory … Earned placement on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Started 26 matches and played in all 30 for the Gamecocks … Ranked fourth on the team with 2.09 kills per set and third with 2.62 digs per set … Posted double-digit kills nine times and double-figure digs on 15 occasions … Led the team in kills six times and digs four times … Led the team’s primary passers with a .949 serve-reception percentage … Posted the first of her five double-doubles against Davidson (9/2) with 11 kills and 10 digs … Followed with a season-high 16 kills on a .577 hitting percentage, also her season high, in the win over Elon (9/3) … Earned MVP honors in the 2011 Gamecock Invitational … Had 10 kills and a season-best 16 digs in the win at College of Charleston (9/10) … Posted identical double-doubles back to back with 10 kills and 10 digs at Mississippi State (9/18) and vs. Tennessee (9/23) … Garnered a spot on the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Played two years at Bob Jones, earning all-state honors in both 2007 and 2008 … A finalist for national freshman and sophomore of the year by PrepVolleyball.com … Led Bob Jones to the Alabama 6A title in 2008, picking up tournament MVP honors in the process … The title was the school’s first in volleyball … Posted 594 kills, 312 digs, 98 blocks and 57 aces as a freshman en route to Super All-Metro honors from the Huntsville Times … Earned all-area MVP honors both seasons … Played with the Rocket City Volleyball Club exclusively during her junior and senior seasons, training under 1984 USA Olympic silver-medalist Rose Magers-Powell … Her teams have qualified for nationals all nine years she played with the club. PERSONAL: The daughter of Cory and Susie Thomas, Bethanie Nicole Thomas has a sister, Heather, who played at UAB … Likes to bake, read and relax in her spare time … Lists Sandra Bullock as her favorite actress … Says her favorite athlete is former Cuban national team player Sirianis Mendez … Studying civil engineering.

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