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#25 Alyssa Thomas
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School: Central Dauphin
Experience: 3 Letters
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  • WBCA Coaches' All-American (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • USBWA All-American (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • AP All-American (First Team, 2012, 2014; Second Team)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • ACC Tournament MVP (2012)
  • All-ACC Tournament Team (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • All-ACC Team (Second Team, 2011; First Team, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • NCAA Region Most Outstanding Player (2014)
  • Wooden Ballott (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Naismith Preseason list (2012, 2013)
  • Wade Watch list (2012, 2013)
  • Preseason All-ACC Team (2011, 2012)
  • Preseason ACC Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2010)
  • ACC Rookie of the Week (7X)
  • ACC Player of the Week (9X)
  • ESPNW National Player of the Week (1/14/13)
  • ECAC Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • FullCourtPress.com All-American (2012)
  • FullCourtPress.com All-Freshman Second Team (2011)

Frese on Thomas: “Alyssa will go down as one of the greatest to ever play at Maryland. She’s put up numbers and made moves that others can only dream about. As her coach, I love finding ways to challenge her and push her to accomplish even more.”

As a Senior (2013-14): Voted ACC Player of the Year for the third straight year by the Blue Ribbon Panel and to the All-ACC First Team...named the Preseason ACC Player of the Year...named Preseason AP All-American...has started in every game...broke Crystal Langhorne’s program scoring record with 24 points on March 7, then broke Juan Dixon’s school scoring record of 2,269 with 13 points on March 23 ...became ninth player in program history with jersey honored in the rafters on March 2...has 28 double-doubles (four triple-doubles) in 34 games...60 career double-doubles broke Crystal Langhorne’s record of 59 on Feb. 23...went 5-10 from the field for 14 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes vs. Loyola (Nov. 10)...had double-double in the first half vs. #1 UConn...ended up with 20 points, 14 rebounds with 3 assists (Nov. 15)...named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 18)...scored 18 points with 14 rebounds, with double-double at halftime, along with 3 assists, a block and a steal vs. George Washington (Nov. 19)....picked up fourth straight double-double in first half alone with 15 points, 12 rebounds at Towson (Nov. 23)...scored 21 points with 14 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists in win over Drexel (Nov. 25)...made 9 buckets for 23 shots and 10 boards with 2 assists vs. Texas Southern in San Juan Shootout (Nov. 29)...added 13 points with 10 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and a steal in 21 minutes vs. Ohio in Puerto Rico (Nov. 30)...scored 25 points off 9-11 shooting from the line with 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block in Big Ten/ACC Challenge win over Ohio State (Dec. 4)...went 6-for-11 from the field for 12 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for third career triple-double and added 4 steals in 29 minutes vs. Siena (Dec. 9)...after having just 4 points at half, finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds with a steal and 3 assists vs. Delaware State (Dec. 14)...named ACC Player of the Week (Dec. 16)...picked up fourth career triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Wofford (Dec. 28)...went 11-16 from the field for 28 points with 10 rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes vs. Charleston...named Terrapin Classic MVP (Dec. 29)...led Terps with 21 points and 14 rebounds in win at #10 UNC...pulled down 2 key offensive boards and had putbacks on both to stop a UNC run late in the game (Jan. 5)...added 11 points with a three-pointer, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and a block in 24 minutes vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 9)...went 8-16 from the field for 19 points with 11 rebounds, 3 steals, an assist, a steal and a block vs. Syracuse (Jan. 16)...went 7-14 from the field for 22 points, including 8-9 from the foul line, with 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 19)...went 9-14 from the field and 8-10 from the line for 27 points with 20 rebounds in 30 minutes at Virginia...also became fourth Terp to hit 2,000 points in that game (Jan. 23)...scored 29 points, including 10 in the first 3:05 of the second half, to lead Terps’ second half comeback vs. #2 Notre Dame...also added 12 rebounds with 5 assists and 2 steals...went 9-11 at the foul line to break Maryland record for free throws made and went 10-22 from the field to break school record for field goals attempted (Jan. 27)...added 18 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists at #18 NC State (Jan. 30)...added 11 points, 11 boards and 10 assists with 3 steals and a block at Syracuse (Feb. 2)...scored 19 points with 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals in 25 minutes vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 6)...went 10-16 from the field for 22 points with 7 boards, 4 assits and no turnovers vs. Clemson (Feb. 9)...had 18 points with 12 boards at Miami (Feb. 13)...added 14 points, 12 rebounds 8 assists and a steal at #7 Duke (Feb. 17)...picked up sixth career triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and career-high 12 assists vs. Florida State (Feb. 20)...added 15 points with 10 rebounds and 5 assists at Georgia Tech (Feb. 23)...added 26 points, 19 in the second half, with 9 boards, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in 25 minutes at Boston College (Feb. 27)...added 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists on Senior Day vs. Virginia Tech (March 2)...scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. #12 North Carolina in ACC Quarterfinals (March 7)...added 13 points with 14 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Army in NCAA First Round (March 23)...added 16 points, all in the second half, with 11 rebounds and 5 assists in NCAA Second Round win over Texas (March 25)...scored career-high 33 points with 13 rebounds in NCAA Sweet Sixteen win over #3 Tennessee (March 30)...added 22 points with 13 rebounds in NCAA Elite Eight win at #4 Louisville (April 1)...named Louisville Region Most Outstanding Player...ended career as Maryland's all-time leader in scoring (2,356), rebounding (1,235) and double-doubles (66), all for the men's and women's programs.

As a Junior (2012-13): Voted Preseason ACC Player of the Year by the Blue Ribbon Panel...named to All-ACC First Team...also named to  Wooden Ballot, Naismith watch list and a USBWA National Player of the Year finalist...has scored in double digits in 90 of 100 games in her career and notched 20 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles, in the 2012-13 season ...named ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Jan. 21...scored 14 points with seven boards and five assists vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 9)...dished six assists with six rebounds at Loyola (Nov. 11)...notched first double-double of the season with 16 points, 15 rebounds at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17)...dished five asssts with four boards in 24 minutes vs. American (Nov. 21)...scored 25 points, dished a career-high eight assists along with five boards and six steals in Terps' win at #19 Nebraska (Nov. 28)...pulled down seven boards with four assists and a steal at #2 Connecticut (Dec. 3)...went 10-for-11 at the foul line for 20 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Virginia (Dec. 6)...notched program's second triple-double vs. George Mason with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists with four steals in 31 minutes on the floor (Dec. 8)...had 23 points and 13 rebounds, including 15 and nine in the first half, along with three assists, a block and a steal, at Towson (Dec. 11)...had 13 points, 13 rebounds and five assists at Delaware (Dec. 20)....had 16 points, eight boards and six assists vs. Brown (Dec. 28)...scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and three steals vs. Hartford and was named to the Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 29)...scored 15 points, including nine in last five minutes, and had 16 rebounds in game at #15 UNC (Jan. 3)...score 20 points, 15 boards with six assists, a block and three steals vs. #19 Florida State (Jan. 6)...notched 18 points, eight boards, five assists a block and a steal vs. #24 Miami (Jan. 10)...scored 26 points with career-high 18 boards, six assists and three blocks at Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)...scored 18 points with seven boards and six assists in just 27 minutes vs. NC State, due to foul trouble (Jan. 17)...led a 24-2 run with 28 points, 10 boards, eight assists and two steals in Terps' win at Georgia Tech (Jan. 20)...scored 17 points, including 9-12 from the foul line, with 10 rebounds and eight assists for 11th double-double of the season, which passed last season's total (Jan. 24)...scored 10 points and added 10 rebounds at Clemson (Jan. 27)...scored 24 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, a career-high four blocks and two steals vs. Boston College (Feb. 3)...scored 11 of the Terps' first 15 points for 23 points, eight boards at Wake Forest (Feb. 8)...scored 14 points with 12 boards to lead Terps at #5 Duke (Feb. 11)...scored 17 points off 6-for-6 shooting in the second half with three steals in 26 minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 14)...scored a career-high 30 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks at Boston College (Feb. 21)...dished six assists with 14 points, including a 6-0 run herself in the second, and six rebounds vs. No. 5 Duke (Feb. 24)...scored 17 points, including six points and two assists in team's final 4:30 run, with 14 rebounds, six assists and two steals at No. 24 Florida State (Feb. 28)...scored 16 points with eight rebounds and seven assists vs. Wake Forest (March 3)...notched first triple-double in ACC Tournament history with career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Wake Forest in ACC Quarters (March 8)...scored 26 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and two steals vs. #15 UNC in the ACC Semis, along with career-high 14 of 15 free throws (March 9)...scored 29 points with 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. Quinnipiac in NCAA opener (March 23)...had 28 points to lead Terps to NCAA Second Round win over Michigan State (March 25)...scored 13 points with nine rebounds in Sweet Sixteen vs. #3 Connecticut (March 30).

As a Sophomore (2011-12): Scored in double figures in 59 of 66 career games and 31 of 35 games on the year...earned WBCA Coaches', USBWA and AP First Team All-American honors...named ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC First Team, Midseason Wooden Award Top 20 list, Naismith Preseason list, Wade Watch list and Preseason All-ACC Team...named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 14, Jan. 2, Jan. 9)...scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds vs. No. 11 Georgetown (Nov. 13)...notched 21 points vs. Saint Joseph's as she went 11-for-12 from the foul line (Nov. 22)...filled stat sheet with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal at FIU (Nov. 25)....scored 24 points, including 19 in first half, vs. Michigan...also grabbed nine boards, dished three assists and hit first career three vs. the Wolverines (Nov. 30)...scored 17 points total and 14 in the first half to jump-start the Terps at American (Dec. 4)...added 10 points with three steals and four assists vs. Delaware State (Dec. 8)...led Terps with team-high 18 points at George Mason when she went 7-for-13 from the floor, 4-for-4 from the line, with seven boards and five assists (Dec. 11)...scored 11 points with two steals and two assists vs. Lafayette (Dec. 28)...scored 23 points, including 17 in the first half, vs. #19 Delaware, along with nine boards and four assists to be named Terrapin Classic MVP (Dec. 29)...notched her second double-double of the year with 21 points, 10 rebounds at Florida State and also led team in assists with five (Jan. 2)...engineered Terps' comeback win over Georgia Tech, as she scored 24 points overall, including 18 in the second half, to bring Terps back from 20-point deficit...also notched 11 rebounds for third double-double of the year...hit game-winner vs. Jackets with 17.0 seconds left and got the foul...play was No. 6 on SportsCenter's top 10 plays of the day (Jan. 6)...scored 24 points with an assist, a block and a steal as Terps won at No. 23 UNC...with team down by 2 with 3.0 seconds left, she hit a reverse layup to force overtime...led team in scoring with 18 points at #11 Miami (Jan. 12)...added 16 points, 11 boards with career-high seven assists vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 19)...matched her career high 26 points at No. 5 Duke (Jan. 22)....scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Boston College (Feb. 2)...scored 23 points off career-high 12-12 at the free throw line at No. 22 Georgia Tech (Feb. 6)... scored 14 points, grabbed five boards and added three assists, a block and four steals at Clemson (Feb. 9)...scored 12 points with seven boards vs. No. 6 Miami (Feb. 12)...notched 15th career double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, plus four assists (Feb. 16)...scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. #5 Duke....blocked Duke's potential game-winning shot with 1 second to go as she lunged across the court for a defensive play...play was No. 1 on SportsCenter's top 10 (Feb. 19)...scored 20 points, grabbed 14 boards and dished her career-high seven assists vs. UNC (Feb. 24)...scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half, along with career-high 17 rebounds and career-high four blocks at NCSU...scored 16 straight points in second half for win (Feb. 26)...18 points vs. Virginia in ACC Tournament win (March 2)...scored 18 points with 12 boards in win over Wake in ACC Semis (March 3)...scored career-high 29 points off 12 buckets and 5-5 shooting from the free throw line...named ACC Tournament MVP (March 4)...had 17 points and 10 rebounds to hit 1000-point mark vs. Navy in the first round of the NCAA tournament... became 27th Maryland player to break the mark...the second-fastest Terrapin to reach the landmark, as she needed only 63 games, while Crystal Langhorne did it in 60. (March 17)...scored 21 points with nine boards in Terps' NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Texas A&M (March 25)...scored 17 points and grabbed six boards in Elite Eight game vs. Notre Dame (March 27)...named Team MVP at annual banquet.

As a Freshman (2010-11): 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year and All-ACC Second Team member... ECAC Rookie of the Year...named to FullCourtPress.com's All-Freshman Second Team... ACC Rookie of the Week school-record seven times (11/29, 12/20, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28)... scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games, including 13 of 14 ACC games... led the team in scoring in 11 games, rebounding in 10 and steals in 15 games... finished top ten in the ACC in scoring with 14.5 points per game, No. 11 in rebounding with 7.3 per game and No. 8 in steals with 2.1 per game... free throw percentage of .730 was top-15 in the ACC and field goal percentage was top-10 (.480)... also finished in the top-15 of the league in offensive and defensive rebounds ... 450 points on the year puts her at No. 5 among all-time Maryland freshmen... also No. 5 among all Terp rookies in steals with 66... 226 rebounds puts her at No. 6 in rebounds among all Terrapin freshmen... 108 made free throws this year puts her at No. 3 among all Maryland freshmen and in the top 20 in Maryland's single season records... in the top ten of all Maryland freshmen in eight categories... only Terrapin to shoot 1.000 at the foul line with over 10 free throws attempted... notched five double-doubles in the first six ACC games... led all scorers with 16 points vs. American. Shot 6-for-12 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line (Nov. 21)... scored 14 points vs. East Carolina (Nov. 26) and 15 vs. UMass (Nov. 27) to be named East Carolina Thanksgiving Tournament MVP... scored 13 points off 6-for-9 shooting from the field in just the first half against Appalachian State. Left the game with a cut on her knee to get stitches (Dec. 5)... scored 22 points at St. Joseph's. Went 8-for-9 from the foul line (Jan. 2)... notched first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes on the floor at No. 3 Duke (Jan. 6)... earned second career double-double with 18 points and career-high 13 rebounds against Boston College (Jan. 13)... finished one rebound shy of third straight double-double with 21 points, nine boards and career-high seven steals at Clemson (Jan. 16)... earned third double-double at UVA with 18 points and 12 rebounds. (Jan. 21)...suffered lower back spasms in the first half against NC State and left the game in the first half. It was the only ACC game she did not break double-digits in scoring (Feb. 6)...scored 15 points, including 13 in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds against No. 7 Duke (Feb. 17)... scored career-high 26 points at. No. 15 Florida State, including 16 in the second half (Feb. 20)... dished career-high six assists against Virginia Tech (Feb. 24)... broke Maryland's NCAA Tournament single-game free throws record with 11-for-11 against Georgetown (March 22)... also grabbed 14 rebounds against the Hoyas, which is seventh-most among all Terrapins in an NCAA Tournament game... her 19.5 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game in the NCAA Tournament are both in the top ten among all Maryland players in tournament games

Before Maryland: 2010 Parade All-American 1st team...unanimous 2010 ESPN All-American...2010 USA Today All-American...2010 Pennsylvania AAAA State Player of the Year...three-time Penn. AAAA 1st team All-State (2008, '09, '10)...averaged 24.3 points per game and 12.8 rebounds per game as a senior...finished as school's all-time leading scorer accumulating 2,291 points ... also amassed 1,390 rebounds, 452 assists and 372 steals...scored 40 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in 2010 state quarterfinal win over Cheltenham...part of high school's all-time winningest class with 106 victories in four years...made All-District all four years...District MVP in 2009 and 2010...led school to second straight District title in 2010, as well as the state semi-finals...led high school to 2008 Penn. AAAA State Championship as a sophomore...three-time Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Year...recognized by pennlive.com as one of the decade's best high school athletes in Pennsylvania.

Personal Information: Daughter of Bobby Thomas and Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas ... has two siblings, Devin and Alexia ... Devin signed an NLI to play at Wake Forest in the fall...Devin broke a backboard on Feb. 16 and was SportsCenter's No. 1 play...Alyssa's block vs. Duke was No. 1 three days later ...Family Science major ... sports hero is Michael Jordan ... also considered Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami and NC State ... chose Maryland because she loved the family atmosphere.

THOMAS' CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 33 vs. #3 Tennessee (3/30/14)
Rebounds 18 at Virginia Tech (1/13/13)
FGM 14 vs. #3 Tennessee (3/30/14)
FGA 27 at #23 UNC (1/8/12)
3FGM 2 (2X) last vs. Michigan State (3/25/13)
3FGA 4 (2X) last vs. #3 Tennessee (3/30/14)
FTM 14 vs. #15 UNC (3/9/13)
FTA 15 (2X) last vs. #15 UNC (3/9/13)
Assists 12 vs. Florida State (2/20/14)
Blocks 4 (2X) last vs. Boston College (2/3/13)
Steals 7 at Clemson (1/16/11)
Minutes 44 at #23 UNC (1/8/12)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2013-14  Season Career
Double-Figure Scoring 33 123
Double-Doubles 28 66
Triple-Doubles 4 6
Games with 2+ steals 14 71
Games with 5+ assists 12 42

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