Legette-Jack Names Whitney Thomas IU Women's Basketball Video Coordinator
June 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the addition of Whitney Thomas as the Video Coordinator on the Hoosier staff. Thomas officially begins her new role, after serving the 2010 semester of the season as the team's student assistant coach, on Monday, June 21.
"We are so excited to have Whitney Thomas continue her career at Indiana University as our new Video Coordinator," said Legette-Jack. "It is good to keep the great Hoosiers home. Whitney will be a fantastic addition to our staff and team."
Thomas finished her career at Indiana as one of the program's best players, becoming the only Hoosier in history to surpass 1,000 career points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 steals, and just the second player to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue my career with the Indiana Women's basketball program," said Thomas. "I look forward to the upcoming season and I am thankful to be apart of the wonderful staff here."
The 6-0 forward from Bloomington North High School started 130 of the 131 games she played in, totaling 1,240 points, 1,090 rebounds, 258 assists, 237 steals and 73 blocked shots. Thomas is ranked second all-time in career steals and rebounds, eighth in career blocked shots and 14th in career points. Her 288 rebounds in 2008-09 ranks third in the single-season record book and her 19 rebounds at Cincinnati on Dec. 20, 2007 ranks ninth in Indiana single-game history. She also owns 32 career double-doubles, which ranks fourth all-time in program history.
Following her four years of eligibility in basketball, Thomas spent her first semester of graduate school at Indiana as a right-side hitter for IU's volleyball team. She totaled 94 kills with a clip of 1.52 per set for the Hoosiers. She also tallied two service aces and registered 36 digs and 29 total blocks on the season.
Thomas is continuing to pursue her master's degree at IU in Applied Sport Science after earning her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science in May 2009.
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