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Aniya Thomas - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks
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Aniya Thomas

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

Career Honors:

  • Two-time Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball First Team selection (2020, 2021)

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 37.77 percent from the field and 61.97 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 Women’s Basketball Team
  • Started 28 games
  • Scored 364 points
  • Grabbed 57 steals
  • Scored 28 points against TCU (2/8)
  • Made nine field goals vs Texas (2/15) and vs TCU (2/8)
  • 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 (1/22)
  • Recorded 10 rebounds vs K State (1/29) and Texas Tech (2/12)
  • Went 90 percent from the line (9-10) against Oklahoma (2/26)

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)

High School

  • 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

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