Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School: Central Dauphin
Experience: 3 Letters


  • WBCA Coaches' All-American (2012)
  • USBWA All-American (2012)
  • AP All-America First Team (2012)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • ACC Tournament MVP (2012)
  • All-ACC Tournament Team (2012, 2013)
  • All-ACC Team (Second Team, 2011; First Team, 2012, 2013)
  • Wooden Ballott (2012, 2013)
  • Naismith Preseason list (2012, 2013)
  • Wade Watch list (2012, 2013)
  • Preseason All-ACC Team (2011)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2010)
  • ACC Rookie of the Week (7X)
  • ACC Player of the Week (7X)
  • ESPNW National Player of the Week (1/14/13)
  • ECAC Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • All-American (2012)
  • All-Freshman Second Team (2011)

Frese on Thomas: "The most ferocious competitor I've ever coached. I knew the first time I saw her when I recruited her that she had a chance to be an All-American. Seeing her smile on the court is one of the best sights. Alyssa plays with a passion that very few can match. Not only that, she demands the people around her get better. In anything we do that's competitive, Alyssa leads the way. Her motor runs at a level most will never know. I love challenging her and she wants to be challenged. Since she's been here, we've seen her grow in so many areas. She's given us every ounce she has to offer and will do anything to help her team win. She can make plays that others can only dream about." As a junior (2012-13): Named the ACC Player of the Year for the second straight year by the Blue Ribbon Panel...ACC's Preseason 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 86 of 96 games in her career and has 19 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles, this year ...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).

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 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 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'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 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.



Points32, vs. Wake Forest (3/8/13)
Rebounds18, at Virginia Tech (1/13/13)
FGM12, twice (last at Virginia, 2/17/13)
FGA27, at #23 UNC (1/8/12)
3FGM2, at #5 Duke (1/22/12)
3FGA4, Michigan (11/30/11)
FTM14, vs. #15 UNC (3/9/13)
FTA15 2X (last vs. #15 UNC, 3/9/13)
Assists11, vs. George Mason (12/8/12)
Blocks4, twice (last at Boston College, 2/3/13)
Steals7, at Clemson (1/16/11)
Minutes44, at #23 UNC (1/8/12)


2012-13 SeasonCareer
Double-Figure Scoring2887
Games with 2+ steals1655
Games with 5+ assists2129
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