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Jasmine Thomas





Thomas maintains a 3.38 GPA in sociology and last year she was the Kay Yow Award winner as the ACC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. A three-time member of both the All-ACC academic team and ACC honor roll, Thomas was was also honored as a junior on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American team after earning an all-district selection the previous year.


Thomas is a tremendous leader on and off the court and is a great role model. As a point guard she lead on the court, and off the court she takes the initiative to guide her teammates to make the right decisions. As an example, this past summer she finished her internship early in Washington, D.C., to come back to campus to be with her teammates to train and help with the team chemistry.


Thomas has been very involved in the community since arriving at Duke. She has visited the Ronald McDonald House and visited with families at the house, helped at the Durham Soup Kitchen and participated in Project Share to help the needy at Christmas. Along with members of the Duke women’s basketball team she adopted a family for Christmas, spearheaded a bake sale for Haiti, which raised $1,000, participated in Duke’s Read with the Blue Devils program as they visit local schools to reach with them, traveled with the Duke team to Camp Kaleidoscope to visit with the kids and have dinner, mentored students at the Emily K Center in leadership seminars, coached at the rising stars basketball clinic for underprivileged kids and visited with kids and families at Duke Hospital.


One of the top women’s basketball players in the nation, Thomas is a national player of the year candidate after earning All-America accolades a year ago. A preseason first-team All-America in 2010-11 in many publications, Thomas was also a member of the 2010 USA Select Team, which practiced against the national team. She was an Associated Press and USBWA All-American last year, while also being a finalist for national player of the year. She has started 60 straight games and became just the eighth player to notch more than 1,000 points, 300 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career.