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Get to Know Sophomore Brittney Thomas

Dec. 18, 2008

Brittney Thomas has been a consistent sight in the Spartans' starting lineup over her first two seasons in green and white. Thomas, who missed the first two games of this season with a broken hand, has started 44 of 46 career games.

Thomas is coming off a season-high 12 points at Xavier on Sunday, also posting a team-high four assists. For the season, she is averaging 5.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals, having played a team-best 29.3 minutes per game. Thomas has now led the Spartans in assists in five of her eight games this season. Earlier this season at Georgia Tech, she set a new career high with 11 rebounds at Georgia Tech.

As a freshman, Thomas was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, in addition to being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. She led the team in assists (3.7) and minutes played (35.1), while also being third on the squad with 7.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, and second with 1.8 steals per game. At the end of the season banquet, Thomas was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.

What are your parent's names? Mark and Angela

What is your birthday? Feb. 13, 1989

What is your major? Advertising

What is your favorite memory from your childhood? There are too many, but almost all of them involve my best friend Kelsey Griffing.

What is your hidden talent? I can wiggle my ears and raise one eyebrow.

If you could play one-on-one against anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? I would play against my 19-year-old mom, at Ohio University where she played, so we could finally put our theoretical bet to rest.

What was the last book you read? Breaking Dawn (the last book of the Twilight series).

What are the most played songs on your iPod? My iPod accidently got flushed down the toilet.

If you could get front row seats to any concert, dead or alive, who would it be? This is tough, but I'd have to say Billie Holiday. I love her music and a concert back then would be elegant and pretty spectacular.



What's been you favorite class at MSU? My favorite class so far has either been my social science of sports class or introduction to advertising.

Who has been the most influential person in your life? My mom and dad. They are my perfect ying and yang.

If you could take a week-long trip to anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would take a trip to a couple different cities in Ohio to see my family. I always love visiting them, and now with college and basketball I rarely get to see everyone.

Who are your role models? I have many role models in the fact that I admire many aspects of family and friends. Watching their good character always makes me think of the things I can improve on in my own life.

If you could play another sport in college, what would it be? Too easy, volleyball. I thought seriously about playing both at the collegiate level, but in the end, I wanted to be dedicated to just one. I do miss it though.

What is one thing that you wish you could learn to do? Speak Spanish fluently. Being bilingual is very cool.

At what age did you start playing basketball? I started playing when I was nine.

What is your favorite place to eat in East Lansing? Qdoba. And what do you typically order? The 3-cheese queso burrito.

What is one thing that you could not live without? Food, literally.

What is your favorite professional sports team? Green Bay Packers, I love watching football.

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