Ashley

Thomas

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#54

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Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
City/State: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Stephenson HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2005 Freshman Academic All-SEC
2006 Academic All-SEC
2007 Academic All-SEC
2008 Academic All-SEC

SENIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Started 92 games in her career ... Pulled down 12 rebounds in the win over Oklahoma State in the regional semifinal on March 29 ... Scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory over Kentucky in the SEC Tournament ... The double double against UK was the first of her career ... Scored a season-high 11 points in the win at Houston on Nov. 29 ... Scored 10 points in LSU’s victory at No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 14 ... Grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Miami (Fla.) on Dec. 19 ... Scored in double figures in 15 games during her career, including five times this season ... Named one of the recipients of the 2008-09 Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics given annually by the NCAA ... Named Academic All-SEC in 2008, her third honor in as many years.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 34 games and started 32 ... Has started 55 games in her career ... Had her streak of 34 straight starts snapped at Arkansas on Feb. 15, her first game missed with her right knee injury ... Missed four games (Arkansas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Alabama) with a right knee injury ... Returned to action in the SEC Tournament and returned to the starting line-up in the SEC Tournament title game against Vanderbilt on March 4 ... Scored a then season-high 11 points in the victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 30 ... Also scored 11 points in the win against Arkansas on Jan. 25 and against Auburn on Jan. 28 ... Grabbed nine rebounds on two occasions; at South Florida on Jan. 3 and against Georgia on Jan. 7 ... Poured in season-high 12 points in the victory over Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament regional final on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-2 from three-point land.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in all 35 games and started 23 ... Returned from knee surgery to play 15 minutes in the season opener at No. 13 Texas Tech ... Poured in 12 points in the following game against Southern on Nov. 22 ... Did not miss a shot against Southern, hitting all five from the floor and both free throws ... Scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds against North Carolina A&T ... Scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a career-best eight rebounds at Arkansas on Feb. 2 ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament ... Recorded at least five rebounds in 17 games, including eight against Baylor, Arkansas and Washington ... Scored at least five points in 13 games, including 11 points against both Tulane and DePaul ... Started for the first time in her career on Jan. 4 at Auburn ... Scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in her first NCAA Tournament game against Florida Atlantic on March 18.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 14 games before suffering a season ending knee injury ... Injured her right knee in the 14th game of the season at Rutgers on Jan. 5 and had successful surgery to repair torn ligaments on Jan. 14 ... Scored a season-high six points against Texas State on Dec. 30 ... Pulled down a season-best six rebounds against Tulane on Jan. 2 ... Scored five points in her first collegiate game against Maine on Nov. 11.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior at Stephenson High School for coach Dennis Watkins ... Helped lead her team to the 5A state title in 2004 with a 32-1 record ... Named the Metro Atlanta Female Prep Player of the Year in 2004 ... Earned Nike All-America honors as a junior and was named Atlanta Journal Constitution DeKalb County Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... Collected a career record of 102-16 in her four seasons ... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ashley Danielle Thomas ... Nickname is A-Train ... Born on Nov. 18, 1986, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Daughter of William and Rose Thomas ... Has one sister, Alyssa (10) ... Began playing basketball as the age of nine ... Wears the No. 54 because five added to four equals nine, the age which she began playing basketball ... Says she is a good dancer ... Majoring in marketing ... Recorded the highest GPA on the team last year with a 3.7.

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