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Paula Thoms
Paula Thoms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Catharines, Ontario

High School:
West Park Secondary School

Birthdate:
03/26/1984


03/27/2014

Spartans Head East For Two Races

MSU races BU, Rutgers Friday; Takes on Ivy Foes Saturday morning

2005-06: Rowed bow seat of the second varsity eight at the NCAA Championship, placing sixth with a time of 6:51.22 ... As bow, was a member of the varsity eight boat that finished in first place in the "B" final at the South/Central Regional Championship, for a seventh place finish overall ... Rowed bow in the varsity eight at the Big Ten Championship, placing fourth in 6:52.5

2004-05: As first seat, helped first varsity eight boat finish first in the Big Ten grand final with a time of 6:22.20 to secure both an individual Big Ten Championship and Spartan rowing's Big Ten team championship ... Rowed one seat in first varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championship, finishing first in the 'C' final with a time of 6:45.98 to finish 13th nationally ... Rowed to a sixth-place finish in 'A' final at the South/Central Regional Championship as one seat in first varsity eight, rowing from start to finish in 6:42.41.

2003-04: Rowed three seat of first Spartan varsity eight at NCAA Championship, which claimed first place in "C" final (13th overall) ... As three seat in the first varsity eight, contributed to first place finish in 'B' final (seventh overall) at 2004 Central/Southern Regional Championship with 6:49.9 finish ... Rowed in three seat of first varsity eight in 2004 Big Ten Championship, which placed fourth with a time of 6:55.7 ... Rowed in three seat of first varsity eight which defeated Michigan on April 17 to win dual-meet, earning Pontiac Cup Challenge point for MSU.

Prior To MSU: Attended West Park Secondary High School ...Won a gold medal at Canadian School Championship Regatta (Schoolboy) in a heavy pair, 2003 ... Won gold at Schoolboy Regatta in Sr. Mid Eight, 2002 ... Took double-gold medals at 2001 Schoolboy Regatta, rowing in an eight and in a quad ... Rowed to double-golds at 2000 Schoolboy Regatta, rowing in an eight and in a four ... Won a gold medal at the Royal Henley Regatta in Junior A four ... Finished first, winning a gold medal at the Royal Henley Regatta in a Junior B double ... Rowed to a gold medal at the Canada Cup Championships in Junior A four ... Won a gold medal at the Head of the Charles (Boston, Mass.) in Youth Four ... Played volleyball and basketball ... Received MVP for crew, 2000 and 2003 ... Elected captain of volleyball team in 2000 ... Received MVP honors for volleyball in 2000 ... Honored with Athlete of the Year award in 2000.

Personal: Born on March 26, 1984 in St.Catharines, Ontario ... Daughter of Lionel and Rosanna Thoms ... Majoring in human resources management.

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