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Joyous Tharrington

Graduate Assistant

College: George Mason ('13)
Start Date: 6/2/2014

Joyous Tharrington has returned to her hometown of Lynchburg to serve as the Lady Flames' graduate assistant in 2014-15.

Tharrington played two seasons at Richmond (2008-09 and 2009-10) before transferring to George Mason for her final two campaigns (2011-12 and 2012-13). She was a team captain during each of her years at George Mason and was the co-founder of the campus Athletes in Action group there.

Tharrington was a teammate of Liberty assistant coach Brittany Hoyt at Brookville High School, where the duo helped the Bees win four straight girls' basketball district titles. She graduated in 2008 as the leading scorer (1,350 career points) and rebounder (811 career boards) in school history.

Tharrington maintained a GPA of 3.7 or higher throughout her undergraduate studies, while earning a pair of bachelor's degrees from George Mason. She completed a degree in psychology in 2012 before graduating with a degree in sociology in 2013. Tharrington made both the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State team and the CAA All-Academic first team during her final season at George Mason.

Tharrington is currently pursuing a master's degree in human services counseling (marriage and family cognate) at Liberty.