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11   Aisha Thornton
Aisha Thornton


Country Club Hills, IL


Middle Hitter

1998: An AVCA All-District and All-ACC first team selection... starting middle hitter... led the team and the ACC in hitting at .352... played in 31 matches... was sidelined for five matches with a severe left ankle sprain suffered in final game of Florida match on Sept. 23rd... was twice named the ACC Co-Player of the Week after leading FSU to six straight wins... hit an amazing .401 in ACC action... earned all-tournament team honors in all three regular season tournaments... recorded a .392 hitting percentage through four matches including action against a pair of Top 5 teams at the UC-Santa Barbara Tournament... had double-digit kills in 26 of 31 matches... best outing by percentage was a 15 kill, 0 error, 21 attempt performance vs Wake Forest for a .714 percentage... also hit .706 vs. FAMU with 14 kills... ranked first on the team with 134 total blocks, including 38 solo blocks... had 17 service aces... had a double-double vs. Florida with 10 kills and 12 digs... ranked fifth in the ACC in kills per game and blocks per game.

1997: Was one of the squad's leading blockers and hitters... had a team-high .358 hitting percentage which also led the ACC... was second on the team with 371 kills... played in all 34 matches and in 115 games... ended the season strong, leading the team with 17 kills, 2 errors on 26 attempts for a .577 performance in the NCAA Tournament... was second on the team with 26 solo blocks and 123 total blocks... had seven total blocks in Clemson win on Oct. 26th and topped that with eight in last regular-season match at Duke... tallied double digit kills in 22 matches, including the eight straight prior to Wake Forest on October 19th... had a career night in percentage with 14 kills, 0 errors on 16 attempts for a team season individual best .875 against Georgia State... racked up a career-high 28 kills vs. Duke on October 17th - good for an individual season high mark... had five blocks vs. North Carolina on Oct. 31st... totaled a career-high eight block assists in regular season finale at Duke... was named the ACC Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 15th after hitting .737 through three matches... earned ACC honor roll recognition.

1996: Stepped up with authority in rookie season in the absence of teammates Susan Hawks and Susan Johnson... selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team... as the season progressed, so did her numbers... led the team in blocks in 12 of FSU's 16 conference matches including the last five in a row... led the team in kills in four matches and in blocks in 15 matches... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors in late October... led Florida State with 120 total blocks which was 76 more than any other teammate... had a team-high 74 blocks in conference matches... ranked fifth in the ACC in blocks per game (1.16).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the Spikettes Club team out of Chicago... also participated in track and basketball for three years... was named all-conference and all-state for volleyball her final two years at Hillcrest High... named the team MVP her sophomore and senior seasons as well as being named the Best Middle Blocker in the conference during her final campaign... was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman... achieved honor roll status on her way to the National Honor Society... also involved with the Science and Varsity Clubs.

PERSONAL: A Management Information Systems major... is a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Council... was born March 26, 1978.

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