5 Tatum Thornton
5 - Tatum Thornton
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ovilla, Texas
High School: Palm Beach State / Life HS
Position: MB
Major: Psychology
m 29
k/s 1.51
h % .239
a/s 0.03
b/s 0.87
sa/s 0.03
d/s 0.27

2019: SAC Player of the Week... Played in 29 matches and 106 sets... Finished with 160 kills on a .239 hitting percentage, three assists, three service aces, 29 digs, and a team-high 92 total blocks (t-7th in SAC)... 16 solo blocks were good for seventh in SAC and 76 block assists ranked her eighth... All three aces were vs. Limestone (Sep. 7)... Tied second for hitting percentage (10-14 atts) at .769 (10-0-13) at Coker (Nov. 8)... Season-high seven blocks at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 26)... Career-best 13 kills vs. LMU (Nov. 1).

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 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
Nov 19 at Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 22
Sets 106 80
Kills 160 123
Kills per set 1.51 1.54
Errors 65 45
Total Attacks 397 303
Hitting Percentage .239 .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 0.27 0.26
Block Solo 16 14
Block Assist 76 54
Block Total 92 68
Blocks per set 0.87 0.85
Block Errors 11 8
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 217.0 164.0
Points per set 2.0 2.0
Matches started 29 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.) L, 3-0 1 3 0 3 7 -.429 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1.5
  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 29 106 160 1.51 65 397 .239 3 0.03 3 0.03 29 0.27 16 76 92 0.87 217.0 2.0
Total 49 164 220 1.34 92 571 .224 6 0.04 3 0.02 38 0.23 23 119 142 0.87 305.5 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 29 106 160 1.51 65 397 .239 3 0.03 3 0.03 29 0.27 16 76 92 0.87 217.0 2.0
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
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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 15 56 80 1.43 31 205 .239 3 0.05 0 0.00 20 0.36 4 37 41 0.73 102.5 1.8
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 14 54 72 1.33 40 205 .156 1 0.02 0 0.00 14 0.26 5 38 43 0.80 96.0 1.8
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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 7 25 51 2.04 12 100 .390 1 0.04 0 0.00 2 0.08 7 18 25 1.00 67.0 2.7