Former Weber State guard Thomas nominated for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award

Thursday , August 03, 2017 - 8:01 PM

BRANDON GARSIDE, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Former Weber State women’s basketball guard Deeshyra Thomas has been named a 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year honoree.

Of 145 total nominees across all three NCAA divisions, the selection committee will choose the top 30 (10 from each division), then three finalists from each division. The overall winner will then be selected from the nine remaining nominees.

The top 30 nominees will be recognized Oct. 22 in Indianapolis where the winner will be announced.

Thomas graduated with a degree in sociology and a cumulative GPA of 3.1. She also earned Big Sky all-academic accolades in 2013-14.

As a player, Thomas averaged 10.1 points per game in her career, finished seventh in school history in career steals, ninth in field goal percentage, and was the 18th player in program history to join the 1,000-point club.

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