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Aniya Thomas - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Aniya Thomas

Position Guard
Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Duncanville, Texas
High School Duncanville HS

Career Honors:

  • 2021-22 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2019-20 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2021-22 (Senior)

Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team…Finished her Kansas career with 979 points, averaging 8.6 points per game over 114 games as a Jayhawk…Appeared in all 31 games, making 16 starts…Scored a season-high 25 points in the season opener against SIUE (Nov. 10)…Reached double figures in scoring 12 times…Averaged 8.5 points per game for the year…Third on the team with 30 steals…Shot a career-best 40.7 percent from the field…Hit 26 three-pointers.

2020-21 (Junior)

Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team…Ended the season ranked No. 249 in all of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball for steals per game and ninth in the conference…Played in 25 games for a total of 648 minutes…Shot 37.8 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from the free throw line…Notched a total of 81 rebounds…Posted 40 assists…Tallied 42 steals…Scored a total of 212 points…Led the team in steals, averaging 1.7 per game.

2019-20 (Sophomore)

Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team…Started 28 games…Scored 364 points…Grabbed 57 steals…Scored 28 points against TCU (Feb. 8)…Made nine field goals vs Texas (Feb. 15) and vs TCU (Feb. 8)…Led KU in scoring nine times…Averaged 12.6 points per game…Registered 21 double-digit scoring games…Shot 67 percent from the 3-point line vs. Texas (Jan. 22)…Recorded 10 rebounds vs K State (Jan. 29) and Texas Tech (Feb. 12)…Went 90 percent from the line (9-of-10) against Oklahoma (Feb. 26).

2018-19 (Freshman)

Appeared in 29 games and made 11 starts as a freshman…Netted 139 points, averaging 4.8 per game…Tallied 33 rebounds, 22 assists and 22 steals…Registered seven double-digit scoring efforts, including four of the last six games of the season…Scored a career-high 17 points against Oral Roberts (11/13)…Netted a career-best seven field goals against Oral Roberts (11/13)…Shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the floor against Oral Roberts (11/13)…Recorded a career-high four steals against TCU (2/27)…Recorded a career-best two assists against Alabama A&M (11/18), Oklahoma (2/13) and TCU (2/27)…Grabbed a career-best and game-high five rebounds against Baylor (1/16).

Prior to Kansas

Prepped at Duncanville High School…Ranked No. 50 for her position by ESPN and No. 122 overall by Prospect Nation…A three-star recruit…Helped Duncanville to three Texas State Championship appearances and won the 6A state title twice…Scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, in the 2016 6A state championship game.


Daughter of Aaron and Crystal Thomas…Has three sisters: Traci, Reagan and Alyssa…A member of national honor society…Plans to major in education.

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