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Vanessa Thon
10   Vanessa Thon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
St. Agnes Academy

Height:
5-6

Position:
Setter

Experience:
3L

Club Teams:
Texas Tornados/Houston Jrs


TULSA: A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 265 games in her career . . . has started in 74 of TU's 85 matches over the past three seasons . . . with 2,875 career assists, she owns the school mark for assists, as well as being the only TU player to record over 2,800 assists . . . has 78 double-figure matches in assists . . . has 41 career double-doubles.

AS A JUNIOR: Started 23 of 24 matches, seeing action in 78 games . . . posted double-doubles in 13 matches this season, including a 62-assist and 22-dig performance against Rice . . . posted a career-best 64 assists against UTEP (10/2) and 60 assists against Texas-Pan American . . . averaged 11.83 assists per game, seventh most in the WAC . . . recorded back-to-back 50+-assist performances against Texas-San Antonio and UNC Wilmington with 53 and 51, respectively . . . earned a spot on the Ewing-Grover Olds/GMC Truck Invite All-Tournament team

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 33 matches for the Hurricane in 2002 . . . saw action in 107 games . . . had seven 50+ assist performances on the season, including a career-best 60 against Oklahoma and San Jose State, along with 55 against Texas-Pan American and 54 against Hartford, Northwestern State and SMU (twice) . . . averaged 11.6 assists per game, when playing setter . . . also saw action at libero . . . posted 18 double-doubles on the year, third most in the WAC for 2002 . . . tied a career-best with 22 digs against Rice (Oct. 19) . . . narrowly missed her first career triple-double against Louisiana-Monroe, finishing with six kills (in nine attempts), a .556 hitting percentage, 42 assists and 15 digs . . . set a school record with 51 service aces on the year . . . ranked second in the WAC with a 0.48 ace per game average . . . ranked eighth in the conference with a 10.77 assist per game average, and 10th with a 3.33 dig per game average.

AS A FRESHMAN: One of only two players to play in all 80 games in 2001 . . . started in 23 of TU's 24 matches . . . set a school record for assists by a freshman with 58 against Boise State in the WAC Championship Tournament . . . ranks fourth on the school's all-time list for assists in a season (800) and service aces in a season (34) . . . led the team in service aces (34) including five against Nova Southeastern . . . ranked second on the team in digs (219) and third in digs per game (2.74) . . . recorded 10 double-doubles on the season, including a 39 assist, 22 dig performance against Florida International . . . recorded 50 or more assists in four matches (Boise State 11/15-58; Stetson 9/8-57; Boise State 10/4-54; UMKC 10/7-52) . . . finished with the third-best hitting percentage on the team (.200), including a .750 (3-0-4) hitting performance against Nova Southeastern . . . recorded a season-best seven kills against Boise State at the WAC Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year letterwinner at St. Agnes Academy . . . helped lead St. Agnes to the 2000 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 5A State Championship as a senior . . . was a first-team all-state selection in 1999 and 2000 . . . earned second-team all-state honors in 1998 as a sophomore . . . helped lead her club team to a 10th place finish at the 2000 USAV Junior National Championships.

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise sport science . . . born October 14, 1982 . . . daughter of Maria and Richard Thon . . . her father played professional baseball for 15 seasons.