After Four Years of UConn Volleyball, Erika Thomas Switches Things Up
Led UConn in Assists in 2014 and 2015
UConn Opens at Syracuse on Friday
Strawberry Named to All-AAC Preseason Team
UConn student-athletes learned from the best at Morgan Stanley.
UConn vs USF (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs ECU (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Temple (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Tulane Women's Volleyball
2015 Season: Saw action in 31 matches for the Huskies…Finished third on the team with 231 kills on a .236 hitting percentage…Served as the team captain…Logged 47 digs and was one of three Huskies with at least 80 total blocks (80)…Had a season-best seven blocks against Bryant on Sept. 4…Ended her career with 405 blocks, which ranks fifth among UConn’s all-time blocks leaders…Tallied double-digit kills nine times…Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Second Team...Named to 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
2014 Season: Played in 30 of the Huskies' 31 matches... Ranked third on the team with 249 total kills and held a 2.06 kills/set mark... Served as one of three team captains... Scooped 56 digs and was one of three Huskies with at least 80 total blocks (83)... Exploded for 19 kills and seven total blocks in UConn's 3-2 win over Central Connecticut on Aug. 30... Reached 10-plus kills on nine different occasions.
2013 Season: Appeared in all 33 matches for the Huskies... finished the season third on the team with 244 kills while posting a team-high .257 attack percentage... led UConn with 138 total blocks and 1.10 blocks per set... logged 46 digs and 17 service aces... named to The American Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 22)...All-Tournament at the IPFW Invitational (Aug. 31)...recorded 10 double digit kill performances... picked up a career high 17 kills (Sept. 21) against URI... converted 13 kills and seven blocks vs. UNH (Sept. 20)... tallied 10 kills nine blocks (Sept. 29) against Houston... registered a career-high 12 blocks (Oct. 25) against Cincinnati, the second highest single match total in UConn history.
2012 Season: Appeared in 96 sets including 24 starts in 29 games played for the Huskies... totaled 154 kills, a kill percentage of .233 and averaged 1.60 kills per set... recorded 104 total blocks and averaged 1.08 per set... registered double figures in four games including 10 kills and a .526 kill percentage while also adding a season high nine blocks against Harvard (Sept. 14).
Before UConn: Played three years of varsity volleyball at The First Academy...named the District MVP as a senior,
while serving as the team captain...twice helped guide team to 2A State Championship and was named an
All-State Honorable Mention in 2011...earned one varsity letter in basketball...member of the National Honors
Personal: Erika Thomas...born March 1, 1994...daughter of Victor Thomas...has one brother; Victor and three
sisters; Krystal, Loren and Kelli...a pre-teaching major.