Laura Thomas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
North HS '03

Height:
5-7

Position:
W

Major:
American Studies

2005-06: Saw action in 11 games for 44 total minutes... Scored 8 points with 5 rebounds and a pair of assists... Shot 2-for-12 from three-point range, accounting for all but one of her FG attempts... Longest outing was 16 minutes vs. Bethany (12/21), in which she matched her career high of 4 rebounds... Played just one minute vs. Auburn (12/28), but hit her first three-pointer and picked up a steal.

2004-05: Appeared in 26 games, leading reserves with 312 minutes played (12.0 pg)... Scored 115 points (4.4 ppg)... Shot .347 (35-101) from field, including .357 (30-84) from three-point range... Hit 15 of 19 free throws for .789 success rate... Also had 18 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals... Scored in double figures four times, including back-to-back nights at UC Riverside (2/6) and Cal State Fullerton (2/7), in which she scored 12 and 16 points respectively... Poured in career-best 4 three-pointers in each of those games... Also hit 4-for-4 from stripe vs. Titans.

2003-04: Appeared in all 28 games as a reserve... Scored 93 points (3.3 ppg) in 267 minutes played... Shot .383 (31-81) from the field, including .349 (22-63) from outside the three-point arc... Compiled assist-turnover ratio of 1.54 (20 to 13)... Posted season-best 10 points in 13 minutes against UC Santa Cruz (12/17)... Hit 3 treys for 9 points and 3 rebounds at Grand Canyon (1/17)... Pulled down season-best 4 rebounds along with 2 assists at Cal Poly (12/6)... Longest outing was 23 minutes vs. Western Oregon, scoring 7 points (12/19).

NORTH HS '03: Earned first-team All-Southwest Yosemite League honors all four years... Also won all-area accolades three times, All-Central Section twice... Selected to all-state first team as a junior... Scored 2,237 career points, setting school record and becoming just 10th player in section history to surpass 2,000-point milestone... Also set Central Section career record with 321 three-pointers made... Key stats: 20 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg in 2002-03; 18 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg in 2001-02; 17 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg in 2000-01; 17 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg in 1999-2000... Served as team captain for back-to-back section champions... Team went 30-3 in her senior year, 23-7 in her junior year... Won Scholastic All-CIF honors for four consecutive years.

PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif.... Majoring in American studies... Parents are Dr. William & Linda Thomas... William played baseball at UCLA, posting 4-3 record and 1.66 ERA in 1973... Cousin, Kim Stainer, played volleyball for Bruins... Offers one suggestion for amending the sport of basketball: adding a four-point line.