35 - Shantel Thomas
Shantel Thomas
Born: 02/02/1987
Height: 6-2
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Sacramento HS
Position: Forward
High School
Member of the Sacramento High School class of 2005...Ranked as the region's ninth-best senior by NorCal Hoops, while Grass Roots Sports placed her 45th on its list of the top-100 high school seniors in the Golden State...Averaged 13 points and 6.3 rebounds as a guard in 2004-05, helping the Dragons win an All-Capital Athletic League title and advance to the CIF Division III state tournament...Scored 24 points in a sectional playoff game against Stockton St. Mary's in Arco Arena...League-leading 49 three-pointers...Earned All-CAL honors under head coach John Langsten...Transferred to Sacramento from Franklin High School where she averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds while playing power forward in 2003-04...An All-Delta League selection as a junior...Also an honorable mention All-Metro choice by the Sacramento Bee that season...Spent her freshman and sophomore years at Laguna Creek High School, where she was a junior varsity teammate of current Gaucho Jessica Wilson in 2001-02...A three-time scholar athlete who also played volleyball as a prepster...Member of the NorCal Elite club team. Personal
Shantel Nicole Thomas came into this world on February 2, 1987 in Denver, CO...The daughter of Andree Thomas...Shaun (16) is her younger brother...Enters UCSB as a pre-marine biology major...Envisions a career studying marine mammals in Southern California...Recruited by many other schools, including Alabama, Long Beach State and Oregon State...Enjoys computer design, shopping, reading the works of Eric Jerome Dickey and watching every season of MTV's "The Real World"...Favorite movies are "Love and Basketball' and "Men of Honor"...Roots for the San Antonio Spurs' Bruce Bowen, who was her babysitter as a child.

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