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Bianca Thomas

School

University of Mississippi

Position
Guard
Major
Exercise Science
PPG
20.9
RPG
5.3
APG
1.4

Classroom

Thomas owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.16 in exercise science.  She has been named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons.  Thomas was also named to the Ole Miss UMAA Honor Roll in each of her three previous seasons at Ole Miss.

Character

Thomas is an example of what type of character a student-athlete should have.  She always puts everyone before her and is always concerned about the well-being of others.  She was recently selected as team captain as voted on by her teammates.

Community

Thomas is very active in the Oxford community and has participated in several community service projects since arriving at Ole Miss.  She is a member of the Ole Miss Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which participates in several community service projects.  Thomas recently took part in the SAAC Canned Good Drive and helped collect canned goods outside of different locations around Oxford.  She also participated in the Rebel Reruns Shoe Project that annually provides shoes to underprivileged Kenyans.  In addition, Thomas took part in Reading with the Rebels where she read books to elementary students in the Oxford community.  In previous years, Thomas traveled to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help rebuild a community still suffering from Hurricane Katrina.  Thomas also visited an Oxford retirement home and played bingo with some of the elderly residents.

Competition

Thomas proved to be one of the top players in the SEC last season, and she finished the year fourth in the conference after scoring 15.8 points per game en route to being selected to the All-SEC first team.  She enters her senior season as the SEC’s returning leading scorer.  She put together nine games in which she scored at least 20 points, including a career-high 31 points against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament.  Thomas also finished the season ranked third in the SEC in free throw percentage (82.5%) and sixth in three-point percentage (35.3%).  In fact, Thomas set a new single-season school record with 73 three-pointers made.  She also tied the school record for most treys in a game with the seven she hit at Mississippi State.  She enters her senior senior on pace to become the 23rd member of the Ole Miss 1,000 point club.