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Loren Thomas

Class: Senior
Position: MB
Height: 6-3

Previous School: The First Academy

Hometown: Ocoee, Fla.

2011 (Jr.)
• COBRA Magazine All-National Team Honorable Mention
• COBRA Magazine All-East Region
• VaSID All-State First Team
• All-Big South First Team
• Big South Tournament MVP
• Preseason All-Big South Team
• Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 24)
• Appeared in all 117 sets as a starter at middle blocker
• Led the Big South with a program rally scoring-record 155 blocks (21 solo, 134 assist)
• Rated second in the conference and 25th in the nation with 1.32 blocks per set
• First Lady Flame to post two 10-block matches in a single season during rally-scoring era
• Had top two single-match block totals in program's rally-scoring history (13 at Winthrop, 12 at Radford)
• Totaled double-figures in kills 10 times, and 13 five-block matches
• Only Big South player in 2011 with a 20-kill match and a 10-block match
• Ranked second on team with 269 kills and a .268 attack percentage
• Posted 1.64 blocks per set during conference play
• Set program rally-scoring record with 12 blocks and added 11 kills at Radford on Sept. 23
• Totaled 12 kills and Liberty rally scoring-record 13 blocks (three solo, 10 assisted) at Winthrop, Oct. 21
• Had 11 kills (.391) and nine blocks in win over Radford, Oct. 28
• Set career high with 20 kills and added nine blocks during regular-season finale at UNC Asheville, Nov. 12
• Hit .302 during conference tournament, with a pair of 11-kill matches
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2010 (So.)
• Named to Big South All-Conference second team as a middle blocker
• Earned 34 starts, competing in all 127 sets as a sophomore
• Led team and ranked fourth in the Big South with a .309 attack percentage
• Posted a .360 hitting percentage during conference play, good for third in the league
• Collected first two double-doubles of her career
• Finished as team leader with 19 solo blocks
• Second on squad with career highs of 86 block assists, 105 total blocks and 0.83 blocks per set
• Rated fourth on team with 256 kills
• Earned then career-high 14 kills (.500) Oct. 1 vs. Winthrop
• Matched that total with 14 kills at Charleston Southern (Oct. 29)
• Hit .714 with 11 kills vs. North Florida (Sept. 4)
• With seven blocks (two solo, five assists) at Winthrop (Nov. 19), tied for most blocks by a Liberty player in 2010
• Recorded at least one block in every match, and had seven five-block contests
• Posted .400 or better attack percentage on 11 occasions
• Connected at a .533 clip in Big South quarterfinal vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 18)
• Hit 6-for-8 (.750) with no errors at Elon Sept. 11
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2009 (Fr.)
• Big South All-Freshman Team
• 2-time Big South Freshman of the Week (Sept. 28, Oct.12)
• Appeared in 32 matches, starting in 30
• Ranked fourth in the Big South with 0.82 blocks per set and fifth with a .309 attack percentage
• Ranked fourth among Big South players with a .363 attack percentage in conference play
• Tied for first on the team with 92 total blocks
• Finished the year ranked No. 4 on the team with 1.65 kills per set
• Reached double-digits in kills on six different occasions
• Hit .846 with 11 kills at Gardner-Webb (10/9)
• Had a season-high nine blocks at Presbyterian College (10/12)
• Posted a then career-high 12 kills in Big South semifinal match against Charleston Southern (11/20)
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep
• Two-sport standout (volleyball & basketball) at The First Academy
• Helped her squad capture its first-ever Florida Class 2A state volleyball title as a senior
• Teammate of current Lady Flames Ansley Gebben and Gabrielle Shipe at TFA
• Voted volleyball team's most improved player in 2008
• Part of The First Academy's back-to-back state basketball championships, in 2005-06 and 2006-07
• Earned team's defensive player of the year award on the hardwood
• Named TFA Royal Female Athlete of the Year in 2009
• Member of the National Honor Society

Personal
• Daughter of Victor and Natalie Thomas
• Sister Krystal played basketball for Duke and was selected by the Seattle Storm in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury
• Sister Erika is a freshman on UConn's volleyball team
• Psychology major
• Birthday is May 21