5 Tatum Thornton
5 Tatum Thornton
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ovilla, Texas
High School: Palm Beach State / Life HS
Position: MB
m 8
k/s 1.53
h % .255
a/s 0.03
b/s 0.93
sa/s 0.10
d/s 0.37

2018: Saw action in 20 matches and 58 sets... Finished the season with 60 kills, three assists, nine digs, and 50 total blocks. the second-highest on the team... Recorded a season-high eight kills vs. Newberry (Oct. 20)... Had a nine block match vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 26).

Palm Beach State College: Played two seasons at the Lake Worth, Fla. junior college... Coached by Drew Colvin... Two-time All-Conference second team (2016, 2017)... 2017: Played in 25 matches... Averaged 1.23 kills and 1.1 blocks per set (27th in NJCAA)... Totaled 86 kills and 77 blocks... Recorded 134.5 points... Posted a .276 hitting percentage... 2016: 28 matches played with 91 sets... .311 hitting percentage was 38th in the nation... Totaled 156 kills (1.71 kps) and 82 blocks (0.90 bps).

High School: Graduated from Life HS in Waxahachie, Texas... Coached by Nancy Moore (volleyball), Daniel Dagen (volleyball/track), Lyle Linscomb (track), and Coach Halbrook and Rena Stinedurf (cheer)... Lettered four years in volleyball... Three-time All-District first team (2013, 2014, 2015)... Also lettered four years in cheerleading and track & field... Two-time Sprinter of the Year (2012, 2016)... Cheer Honors: 2013 NCA All-American, UCA All-American (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Two-time varsity cheer captain (2015, 2016), Spirit Award (2015-16).

Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1998 in Dallas, Texas... Nickname: "T"... Daughter of Barry and Lavor Thornton... Siblings: Brashauna Thornton (35) and Barry Thornton, Jr. (30)... Majoring in psychology... Future plans: Esthetician, Massage Therapy Specialist, Counselor, and Track Coach... Hobbies: Skin Care... Favorite book: "The Fault in Our Stars"; Favorite midnight snack: Strawberry Sour Patch Kids; Favorite movie: "Coraline" or "Monster House"; Favorite musical artist: Lil Uzi Vert, The Weeknd, and Lana del Rey; Favorite song: "Rodeo" by Lil Nas X; Tatum can't go a week without: Music; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning; Favorite Tusculum moment: Volleyball Camp; Advice to kids: "You can't please everyone. You only have one life so do it at your own pace and enjoy it to the fullest."; Favorite color: Black; Favorite food: Pizza/Quesadillas; Favorite sport other than volleyball: Cheerleading; Person Tatum most admires: Her sister; Most famous person Tatum has ever met: Asian Doll, Bhad Bhabie; Toughest opponent Tatum has ever faced: Jada Burse; What people don't know about Tatum: She can do eye lashes well; When she was a kid, Tatum tried to be like: America's Next Top Model.

Recent Games
Sep 7 vs. Limestone W, 3-1
Sep 10 at USC Upstate W, 3-2
Sep 13 at Lincoln Memorial L, 3-0
Sep 14 at Carson-Newman L, 3-0
Sep 17 Virginia-Wise W, 3-0
Sep 20 Mars Hill L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 8 4
Sets 30 14
Kills 46 19
Kills per set 1.53 1.36
Errors 19 7
Total Attacks 106 46
Hitting Percentage .255 .261
Assists 1 0
Assists per set 0.03 0.00
Service Aces 3 0
Service Errors 6 0
Service Aces per set 0.10 0.00
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 11 4
Digs per set 0.37 0.29
Block Solo 4 2
Block Assist 24 10
Block Total 28 12
Blocks per set 0.93 0.86
Block Errors 4 2
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 65.0 26.0
Points per set 2.2 1.9
Matches started 6 3
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 6 at Georgia College L, 3-2 1 5 9 3 19 .316 0 0 3 0 4 1 5 0 6 0 12.5
Sep 7 vs. Lindenwood (Mo.) L, 3-0 1 3 4 6 13 -.154 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 6.0
Sep 7 vs. Limestone W, 3-1 1 4 7 2 16 .313 0 3 1 0 2 1 4 0 5 0 13.0
Sep 10 at USC Upstate W, 3-2 - 4 7 1 12 .500 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Sep 13 at Lincoln Memorial L, 3-0 - 3 4 1 11 .273 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 6.0
Sep 14 at Carson-Newman L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 4 .000 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 2.5
Sep 17 Virginia-Wise W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 12 .583 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 20 Mars Hill L, 3-2 1 5 7 5 19 .105 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 6 0 10.5
Sep 21 Lenoir-Rhyne   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at King (Tenn.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 Queens (N.C.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 at Anderson (S.C.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Newberry   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 Coker   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Wingate   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 at Queens (N.C.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Catawba   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at Virginia-Wise   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Mars Hill   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Lenoir-Rhyne   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 King (Tenn.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Lincoln Memorial   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Carson-Newman   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 at Coker   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Wingate   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Anderson (S.C.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Newberry   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2018-19 20 58 60 1.03 27 174 .190 3 0.05 0 0.00 9 0.16 7 43 50 0.86 88.5 1.5
2019-20 8 30 46 1.53 19 106 .255 1 0.03 3 0.10 11 0.37 4 24 28 0.93 65.0 2.2
Total 28 88 106 1.20 46 280 .214 4 0.05 3 0.03 20 0.23 11 67 78 0.89 153.5 1.7
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 8 30 46 1.53 19 106 .255 1 0.03 3 0.10 11 0.37 4 24 28 0.93 65.0 2.2
Conference 4 14 19 1.36 7 46 .261 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 0.29 2 10 12 0.86 26.0 1.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 2 8 14 1.75 5 31 .290 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 5 6 0.75 17.5 2.2
Away 4 15 21 1.40 6 46 .326 1 0.07 0 0.00 9 0.60 2 11 13 0.87 28.5 1.9
Neutral 2 7 11 1.57 8 29 .103 0 0.00 3 0.43 2 0.29 1 8 9 1.29 19.0 2.7
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Wins 3 11 21 1.91 3 40 .450 1 0.09 3 0.27 3 0.27 1 5 6 0.55 27.5 2.5
Losses 5 19 25 1.32 16 66 .136 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 0.42 3 19 22 1.16 37.5 2.0
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September 8 30 46 1.53 19 106 .255 1 0.03 3 0.10 11 0.37 4 24 28 0.93 65.0 2.2