Took advantage of an NCAA rule which affords student-athletes a fifth year of eligibility to play one season of a different sport ... tried out for the volleyball team and was added to the roster in mid-July after a prolific four-year career for the IU Women's Basketball program ... began graduate school in the fall semester, working towards a master's degree in Applied Sport Science.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Started 130 of the 131 games played in ... totaled 1,240 points, 1,090 rebounds, 258 assists, 237 steals and 73 blocked shots ... become the second player in school history to reach 1,000 career points and rebounds ... is the only player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points and rebounds, and 200 steals ... ranked second all-time in career steals ... ranked second all-time in career rebounds ... ranked eighth all-time in career blocked shots ... ranked 13th all-time in career points ... her 288 rebounds in 2008-09 ranks third in the single-season record book ... her 19 rebounds at Cincinnati on Dec. 20, 2007 ranks ninth in Indiana single-game history ... her seven steals against Wichita State on Nov. 23, 2007 ranks sixth in IU single-game history ... her 32 career double-doubles ranks fourth all-time in program history.
SENIOR YEAR (2008-09)
Averaging 11.8 points and 8.7 rebounds ... named Second Team All-Big Ten by the league's media and coaches ... tallied 11 rebounds, eight points and two steals at Illinois State on March 29 in the quarterfinal round of the WNIT ... recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Bowling Green on March 26 in the third round of the WNIT ... put in game-winning shot against Dayton on March 22, and totaled nine points, 14 rebounds and two steals in the second round of the WNIT ... scored 13 points and recorded four assists and a block against Purdue on March 6 ... collected a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds against Ohio State on Feb. 22 ... reached double-digit points with 10 at Wisconsin on Feb. 16, and added nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots ... tallied a double-double against Illinois on Feb. 8 with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... recorded 15 points, seven boards, two steals and two assists at Iowa on Feb. 5 ... scored 12 points and added six rebounds at Ohio State on Feb. 1 ... tallied 11 rebounds at Illinois on Jan. 25 ... scored 19 points and tallied five rebounds, one assist and one steal in a win against Purdue on Jan. 19 ... recorded her 29th career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with four steals, two assists and a blocked shot against Wisconsin on Jan. 15 ... scored 19 points and added six boards, one assists, one steal and one blocked shot at Penn State on Jan. 11 ... collected her 28th career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds at Minnesota on Jan. 8 ... earned her 27th double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Iowa on Jan. 4 ... her ninth point vs. the Hawkeyes gave her 1,000 career points ... she is the 20th Hoosier to reach 1,000 career points at IU and the ninth active player in the Big Ten to hit the milestone ... netted 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line against Northwestern on Dec. 20 ... also set a new career high with four blocked shots against the Wildcats ... recorded her 26th career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Butler on Dec. 9 ... collected her 24th and 25th double-double in back-to-back games ... tallied 23 points and 16 rebounds at Missouri on Nov. 25 and followed that with 13 points and 11 boards against Radford on Nov. 28 ... recorded her 23rd career double-double against No. 22 Xavier with 12 points and 14 rebounds on Nov. 16 ... also tallied two assists and two blocked shots against the Musketeers ... ranks fifth in IU history in career double-doubles ... netted 15 points and added seven boards in IU's win over Ball State on Nov. 14 ... one of two team captains for the season.
JUNIOR YEAR (2007-08)
Averaged 12.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game ... grabbed a career-high 74 steals on the season and tallied 65 assists ... scored 402 points and added 286 boards in 33 games ... just missed a double-double with 26 points and eight boards vs. James Madison in the second round of the WNIT on March 22 ... recorded her 12th double-double of the season, the 22nd of her career, with 12 points and 10 boards vs. Northwestern on March 6 ... scored 14 points and added nine boards and two steals in IU's win over Ohio State on Feb. 25 ... collected her 11th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 boards on Feb. 17 ... sank 7-of-10 from the free throw line against Michigan ... just missed another double-double when she collected 19 points and seven rebounds at Illinois on Feb. 10 ... sank 12-of-16 from the free throw line vs. the Fighting Illini ... tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Northwestern on Feb. 7 in Assembly Hall ... recorded ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Iowa on Feb. 3 ... led IU with 16 points and a career-high seven assists in a win vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 31 ... tallied her eighth double-double, fourth consecutively, with 13 points and 11 rebounds at Michigan on Jan. 24 ... was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 21 after recording her third straight double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds at Michigan State ... also came away with five steals and four assists against the Spartans ... was also named State Farm Player of the Week and Inside Indiana Player of the Week for her effort ... collected her sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 17 boards against Minnesota on Jan. 17 ... registered her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 18 rebounds in IU's win at Purdue ... also recorded three blocked shots and two steals against the Boilers ... scored 12 points and added seven rebounds, four steals and two assists at Ohio State on Jan. 10 ... collected her fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Illinois on Jan. 6 ... also connected on four assists vs. the Illini ... grabbed 19 boards at Cincinnati on Dec. 20, the 10th best single-game rebounding effort in school history ... recorded her third double-double of the season with 13 points and 19 rebounds against the Bearcats ... also tallied three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in Cincinnati ... posted her second straight double-double against Kansas on Dec. 9, the 12th of her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds ... recorded her first double-double of the season with 20 points and 14 rebounds at Dayton on Dec. 5 ... also sank 8-of-8 from the free throw line at Dayton ... tallied a career-high seven steals against Wichita State on Nov. 23, a mark which ranks fourth all-time in the IU single-game record book.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006-07)
Averaged 8.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals per game ... led the Hoosiers with 12 boards against South Dakota State ... notched her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds against the Jacks in IU's third-round WNIT game ... grabbed a team-high 10 boards in against top-seed Ohio State in the quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Tournament on March 2 ... pulled down eight rebounds and dished out five assists at Penn State on Feb. 24 ... scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor against Northwestern on Feb. 22 ... registered her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Wisconsin on Feb. 1 ... had 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Purdue on Jan. 21 ... scored 10 points and just missed a double-double with nine boards at Purdue on Jan. 14 ... grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds in IU's win at Illinois on Jan. 7 ... ranked third in the Big Ten in rebounds per game ... posted a career-high seven assists vs. Michigan State on Jan. 4 ... grabbed 13 rebounds at Michigan State on Dec. 28 ... picked up her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Ball State on Dec. 18 ... tallied a career-high 21 points at IPFW on Dec. 10 ... also pulled down a career-best-tying 14 rebounds in that contests en route to her third double-double of the season ... grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Evansville ... was named to the all-tournament team following the conclusion of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament ... picked up her second double-double of the season with a 13-point, 10-rebound performance against Miami in the final game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 25 ... netted 16 points against Valparaiso and added 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2005-06)
Named to the 2006 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... led the Hoosiers in rebounding with 7.2 rpg ... also ranked fifth in scoring with 6.1 ppg ... recorded nine double-digit rebounding efforts ... had a career-high four steals against Michigan on Jan. 22 ... recorded three double-doubles on the year (Nov. 23 vs. Notre Dame, Dec. 17 vs. Cincinnati and Jan 19 vs. Ohio State) ... was the Big Ten's leading freshman rebounder (tied for fifth overall) ... earned her first collegiate start against then-No. 5/6 Baylor on Nov. 19 and started in 32 of IU's 33 games ... dished out a career-high five assists against Indiana State in the second round of the WNIT.
Two-sport athlete out of Bloomington North, starring on both the Cougar basketball and volleyball teams.
The daughter of Will and Kim Thomas ... born on October 26, 1987 ... her brother, Kyle, was an offensive lineman for the Hoosier football team, graduating in May 2008 with a degree in Criminal Justice ... Whitney graduated in May 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science.