Women's Volleyball

 
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Sara Thorson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Pa.

High School:
Manheim Township

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
05/02/1985

Experience:
3L

Major:
Biomedical Engineering

Sara Thorson

As a Senior (2006):
Tulane's lone senior in 2006... Started 24 of 26 matches and played in 85 games at middle blocker... Recorded 119 kills on the season and was fifth on the team with 1.40 per game... Posted a season-best 14 kills against Rice on Oct. 15, hitting .355... Also turned in an 11-kill performance against Florida Atlantic... Hit .438 with eight kills and just one error in Tulane's nationally televised win over Marshall... Season-high eight blocks and hit .300 with a season-high six digs at SMU on Oct. 22... Recorded eight matches with seven or more kills.

As a Junior (2005):
Played in 20 matches and 64 games as a junior...saw time as an outside hitter, right-side hitter and middle blocker and ranked second on the team in points (173), third in kills (145), kills per game (2.27), total blocks (41) and block assists (38)...posted double-digit kill totals on five occasions, including a career-best 19 vs. Arizona State (9/18)...tallied first career double-double vs. the Sun Devils with a season-high 10 digs...recorded 12 multiple-block contests, including a season-best five vs. Tulsa (11/18) in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals...hit .300 or better twice, including a .467 mark with eight kills and just one error in 15 swings at SMU (10/14)...off the court, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

As a Sophomore (2004):
Played in 13 matches and 21 games as a sophomore...tallied 13 kills, 20 digs, nine blocks and three aces...posted four multiple-kill outings, including a season-best three vs. Jackson State (11/9)...had a pair of block assists at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/7) and at Arizona State (9/12) and posted a career-best six digs vs. Pacific (9/10) at the Arizona State/Tempe Buttes Invitational...named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2003):
Played in 30 matches and 69 games as a true freshman...split time on the right side and in the middle, and ranked fourth on the team in blocks per game (0.64) and eighth in total blocks (44)...also contributed with 63 kills, 18 digs and four service aces...posted 14 multiple-block contests, including a career-best six blocks in three games of action in a five-game win at USF (10/11)...tallied 21 multiple-kill matches, including a career-best seven vs. Wright State (8/30) in the Green Wave/Radisson Invitational...also recorded four multiple-dig outings, including four-dig showings vs. Tulsa (9/19) in the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament, vs. DePaul (10/18) and vs. Memphis (11/22) in the Conference USA Tournament...named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and Dean's List.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner as a prepster at middle blocker, beginning her career at Auburn High in Nebraska where she played for coach Sherlyn Ehman before moving to Pennsylvania as a junior and playing two seasons at Manheim Township for Aaron Fry...helped the Blue Streak to a combined 23-5 record in sectional play during her final two prep seasons, including a 12-2 record as a junior...named to all-state team as a senior and claimed both PVCA All-District 3-3A and Lebanon All-Star honors during her final two prep seasons...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society, speech team and the band while earning Honor Roll recognition all four years.

Club:
Played two years for the Synergy Volleyball Club where she attended tournaments in Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Md., Indianapolis, Ind., Las Vegas, Nev. and Salt Lake City, Utah as part of Junior Nationals.

Personal:
Born Sara Kay Thorson on May 2, 1985 in Woodbury, N.J...daughter of Randal and Susan Thorson...has one sister, Rachel...majoring in biomedical engineering.

Sara Thorson's Career Statistics

YEAR MP GP Kill K/G Err. Att. Pct. Asst. A/G SA SE SA/G Dig D/G BS BA Total B/G BE BHE
2003 30 69 63 0.91 32 173 .179 9 0.13 1 3 0.01 18 0.26 1 43 44 0.62 1 1
2004 13 21 13 0.62 7 41 .146 2 0.10 3 5 0.14 20 0.95 0 9 9 0.43 1 1
2005 20 64 145 2.27 88 469 .122 3 0.05 6 8 0.09 55 0.86 3 38 41 0.64 3 3
2006 26 85 119 1.4 53 326 .202 8 0.09 0 3 0.00 29 0.33 2 60 62 0.73 5 2
TOTAL 89 239 340 1.42 180 1009 .159 22 0.09 10 19 0.04 122 0.51 6 150 156 0.65 10 7

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