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Loren ThomasClass: Junior
Previous School: The First Academy
Hometown: Ocoee, Fla.
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 … finished as team leader with 19 solo blocks and finished 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 … posted 318 points, ranking fourth on team … recorded double-digit kills in seven matches … earned career-high 14 kills (.500) Oct. 1 vs. Winthrop, and 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 … set career high with three solo blocks 11/6 at Coastal Carolina … 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 (9 K-1 E-15 TA) clip in Big South quarterfinal vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 18) … hit 6-for-8 (.750) with no errors at Elon Sept. 11 and had .500 matches against Winthrop (Oct. 1) and Coastal Carolina (Nov. 6) … named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2009 (Fr.): Enjoyed a stellar freshman season, receiving Big South All-Freshman Team honors … also named the Big South Freshman of the Week on two occasions (Sept. 28 and 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 … also ranked fourth with 237 points, averaging 2.12 points per set … 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 Liberty season-high nine blocks at Presbyterian (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 … 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 … psychology major … birthday is May 21.