Women's Basketball

Lauren Thomas-Johnson
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manchester, England

High School:
Notre Dame Acad. (Va.)

Last College:
Kirkwood CC

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
2L

Lauren Thomas-Johnson

Thomas-Johnson's MUTV Interview (11-12-08)

Career Notes: Has played in 66 games, making 39 starts ... Averaged 6.3 points per games, 5.3 in BIG EAST Conference games.

2009-10 Notes: Played in 33 games, made 27 starts including the first 24 games of the season ... Averaged a career-best 8.2 points and 2.2 reounds per game in career-best 28.3 minutes of action ... Recorded 8.2 points per game, nearly a six point improvement from the 2008-09 season ... Scored a career-high 14 points on a career-high six made field goals, two three-pointers, in her season debut against St. Francis (11/14)...Scored a career-high 20 points to lead MU to a victory over Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorites Creighton (11/19)...Against Creighton, Thomas-Johnson was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, sinking two in the final 14 seconds of the contest to seal the win...Scored in double digits in both games at the Caribbean Challenge, with 10 points against Cleveland State (11/26) and 13 points vs. Duke (11/27)...Reached double figures with 11 points in win over Robert Morris (12/13)...Recorded first block of the season at Green Bay (12/19)...Tied a career high with two blocks at Milwaukee (12/29)...Tied a career-high with 37 minutes played against Pittsburgh (1/2) in BIG EAST season opener...Hit four 3-pointers in the first half against Pitt and ended the contest with 16 points and six rebounds...Scored nine points at St. John's (1/5)...In 33 minutes at Villanova (1/16), scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds...In a career-high 38 minutes, scored 13 points, including three free throws within the final minute of play to help MU upset No. 17/15 Georgetown (1/27)...Along with Angel Robinson, led Marquette with 13 points off the bench vs. DePaul (2/20)...On Senior Day against Cincinnati (3/1), scored 10 of MU's 12 points in overtime to help the Golden Eagles hold on for a victory; Converted on four free throws and a steal for a layup with under a minute to play to seal the win... Shot over 40 percent from the floor against DePaul in the second round of the BIG EAST Conference Tournament and against Eastern Illinois in the first round of the WNIT.

2008-09 Notes: Played in all 33 games, started in 12...Averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game...Recorded seven games of 10 or more points...Scored 12 points in first NCAA Division I game against Oral Roberts (11/14)...Recorded 13 points against Sacred Heart (11/17) while also registering four assists...Marquette's second leading scorer (13 points) at Indiana State (11/19)...Scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field against Gonzaga (11/28)...Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line at Wisconsin (12/13)...Snapped out of shooting slump with three field goals against USF (1/3), recording double digits for the first time in nine games, while also going a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line...Against Butler (3/23), Thomas-Johnson saw action in 26 minutes and scored in double digits for the first time since Jan. 3 against USF... After making just two of her previous 32 shots from 3-point range, she netted two against Butler (3/23)...Scored four points and grabbed five rebounds at Illinois State (3/26).

2008 (Summer): Served as an athlete ambassador for the Great Britain Basketball Federation during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

At Kirkwood: Helped Kirkwood to back-to-back NJCAA Tournament championships in 2007 and 2008...Was named NJCAA Tournament MVP in 2008...Named a JC/CC State Farm Coaches' All-American...Earned NJCAA First-Team All-America honors as well as first team all-region accolades...Averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.0 rebounds and shot 41.6 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the charity stripe... Earned first team All-region honors as a freshman in 2006-07...Averaged 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game...Shot 45 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line...Spent the summer of 2007 playing for the Great Britain Under-20 team in the Under-20 European Championship...Scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 79-73 victory over Portugal for 3rd place.

At Notre Dame (Va.): Helped Notre Dame win its first Independent Virginia State Championship in 2006, while amassing a 28-3 overall record...Averaged 14.0 points, three assists, and two steals per game for her senior season...As a junior she averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists while helping her team go 26-2. Personal: Daughter of Jane Thomas-Johnson and Donald Johnson...Will graduate with a degree in communication studies.

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