5 Tatum Thornton
5 - Tatum Thornton
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ovilla, Texas
High School: Palm Beach State / Life HS
Position: MB
m 28
k/s 1.55
h % .251
a/s 0.03
b/s 0.86
sa/s 0.03
d/s 0.28

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
Nov 1 Lincoln Memorial L, 3-2
Nov 2 Carson-Newman L, 3-1
Nov 8 at Coker W, 3-0
Nov 9 at Wingate L, 3-0
Nov 15 Anderson (S.C.) W, 3-0
Nov 16 Newberry W, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 22
Sets 103 80
Kills 160 123
Kills per set 1.55 1.54
Errors 62 45
Total Attacks 390 303
Hitting Percentage .251 .257
Assists 3 1
Assists per set 0.03 0.01
Service Aces 3 0
Service Errors 7 1
Service Aces per set 0.03 0.00
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 29 21
Digs per set 0.28 0.26
Block Solo 16 14
Block Assist 73 54
Block Total 89 68
Blocks per set 0.86 0.85
Block Errors 11 8
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 215.5 164.0
Points per set 2.1 2.0
Matches started 28 22
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 1 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 1 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 1 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 W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 5 .600 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.5
Sep 24 at King (Tenn.) L, 3-1 1 4 4 3 16 .063 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Sep 27 Queens (N.C.) W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 12 .167 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Sep 28 Catawba W, 3-0 1 3 2 2 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 5.5
Oct 4 at Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-1 1 4 6 5 19 .053 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 5 at Newberry W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 13 .154 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5.0
Oct 11 Coker W, 3-0 1 3 1 2 6 -.167 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 3.5
Oct 12 #23 Wingate L, 3-1 1 4 3 5 21 -.095 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 4.0
Oct 18 at Queens (N.C.) L, 3-1 1 4 7 3 16 .250 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Oct 19 at Catawba W, 3-2 1 5 8 6 26 .077 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Oct 22 at Virginia-Wise W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 13 .385 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Oct 25 at Mars Hill L, 3-1 1 4 4 1 17 .176 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4.5
Oct 26 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 3-2 1 5 6 1 11 .455 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 7 0 10.0
Oct 29 King (Tenn.) W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 11 .364 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 1 Lincoln Memorial L, 3-2 1 5 13 3 21 .476 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 15.5
Nov 2 Carson-Newman L, 3-1 1 4 6 1 14 .357 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Nov 8 at Coker W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 13 .769 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Nov 9 at Wingate L, 3-0 1 3 4 0 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5.0
Nov 15 Anderson (S.C.) W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 15 .200 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 9.5
Nov 16 Newberry W, 3-1 1 4 12 2 22 .455 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 16.5
Nov 19 at Anderson (S.C.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 28 103 160 1.55 62 390 .251 3 0.03 3 0.03 29 0.28 16 73 89 0.86 215.5 2.1
Total 48 161 220 1.37 89 564 .232 6 0.04 3 0.02 38 0.24 23 116 139 0.86 304.0 1.9
  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 28 103 160 1.55 62 390 .251 3 0.03 3 0.03 29 0.28 16 73 89 0.86 215.5 2.1
Conference 22 80 123 1.54 45 303 .257 1 0.01 0 0.00 21 0.26 14 54 68 0.85 164.0 2.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 43 69 1.60 26 163 .264 0 0.00 0 0.00 7 0.16 11 31 42 0.98 95.5 2.2
Away 14 53 80 1.51 28 198 .263 3 0.06 0 0.00 20 0.38 4 34 38 0.72 101.0 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 15 52 88 1.69 25 192 .328 2 0.04 3 0.06 15 0.29 11 38 49 0.94 121.0 2.3
Losses 13 51 72 1.41 37 198 .177 1 0.02 0 0.00 14 0.27 5 35 40 0.78 94.5 1.9
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September 12 43 58 1.35 25 144 .229 2 0.05 3 0.07 15 0.35 6 35 41 0.95 84.5 2.0
October 10 38 51 1.34 28 153 .150 0 0.00 0 0.00 12 0.32 3 23 26 0.68 65.5 1.7
November 6 22 51 2.32 9 93 .452 1 0.05 0 0.00 2 0.09 7 15 22 1.00 65.5 3.0