Alumni Spotlight: Kate Thompson
Thompson Named to Women's Hoops NetScouts All-Star Team
Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four
Women's Hoopster Thompson Makes Semis at Three-Point Championship
Thompson Selected for Women's Hoops Three-Point Shootout
Coach Barnes Arico and seniors Jenny Ryan, Nya Jordan and Kate Thompson participated in a pre-tournament press conference before Sunday's game.
Kate Thompson after U-M's win over Illinois.
Coach Barnes Arico, Kate Thompson and Rachel Sheffer comment on the win at Iowa.
U-M extended its winning streak to four games behind Kate Thompson's double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and 21 points from the bench in a 60-41 win over Western Michigan.
Kate Thompson scored 17 points, Sam Arnold added 11, and Nya Jordan went for 10 points and nine rebounds as U-M snapped a three-game series losing streak with a 55-43 win at Eastern Michigan.
At Michigan ...Holds Michigan single-season record for three-pointers in a season (110) ... Ranks second all-time at Michigan in career three-pointers made (198) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2010-11) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) ... Victory Hoops Club Award (2011).
Senior (2012-13) ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Became 24th player in U-M history to score 1,000 points (1,001) ... Started all 33 games, scoring in double figures 24 times ... Hit 110 three-pointers on the season, ranking first in Michigan history and second in Big Ten history ... Had 11 games with at least five three-pointers and 21 games with at least three ... Had seven 20-point games on the season ... Scored a career-best 25 points at Penn State (Feb. 24) ... Scored 20 points with four three-pointers against Michigan State (Feb. 16) ... Scored 22 points, hitting six three-pointers at Purdue (Feb. 10) ... Scored 18 points at Minnesota (Jan. 31) .... Set a school record with seven three-pointers at Northwestern (Jan. 17), finishing the game with 23 points ... Had 19 points and five assists at Iowa (Jan. 6) ... Scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Niagara (Dec. 29) ... Scored 18 points on six treys while grabbing four rebounds (Dec. 20) ... Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Western Michigan (Dec. 15) ... Totaled 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting against Florida (Dec. 1) ... Hit six three-pointers against Harvard (Nov. 23), scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds ... Scored 19 points and with seven rebounds and five three-point field goals against Seton Hall (Nov. 19) .... Scored 14 points, including four three-pointers, at Xavier (Nov. 12) .... Earned first career start against Detroit (Nov. 9), scoring 18 points.
Junior (2011-12) ...Earned third varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in all 32 games as a reserve ... averaging 8.2 points (262 total) and 2.7 rebounds (87 total) ... Finished second on the team in three-point field goals made (38) ... Led the team in scoring in four games and the reserves in 21 games ... Finished second on the team in blocked shots with 24 ... Scored in double figures in 11 games ... Tied a career high in points at Penn State with 18 ... Handed out a career high in assists with four on three occasions, against Iowa State (Dec. 4), at Penn State (Jan. 12), and at Northwestern (Jan. 19) ... Was perfect at the free-throw line, shooting at least two, in seven contests ... Shot 6-of-6 free throws against Utah (Nov. 17) ... Tied a career high twice in blocks with three against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 14) and at Detroit (Dec. 8) ... Played a season high 34 minutes at Eastern Michigan (Dec. 11) ...
Sophomore (2010-11) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Victory Hoops Club Award ... Played in all 30 games off the bench, averaging 7.7 points (232 total) and 3.3 rebounds (100 total) per game ...Led the Wolverines in three-point field goal percentage, shooting a .408 clip (42-103) for the season ... Tied for second on the team in three-point field goals made (42) ... Set a new career-high with 18 points against Indiana (Feb. 16) ... Scored in double figures 10 times ... Scored in 29 of U-M's 30 games, leading the team in scoring in four games ... Dished out a career-best three assists against Boston College (Dec. 22) ... Went 3-of-3 from long range against Ohio State (Dec. 20) ... Recorded a career-high three blocks against Indiana State (Nov. 22) ... Played a career-best 35 minutes against Illinois (Feb. 6) ... Concluded the Big Ten season ranked fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.408, 42-of-103) and 15th in blocked shots (0.7/game).
Freshman (2009-10) ... Earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Saw action in 23 games, averaging 1.5 points (35 total) and 0.6 rebounds (14 total) per contest ... Made collegiate debut against Ball State (Nov. 13), scoring a season-high nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field, including going 3-of-3 from long range ... Went 2-of-3 from the field for five points in six minutes of action off the bench against Penn State (Feb. 18) ... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds three times ... Recorded first career block against Minnesota (Feb. 7) ... Led the Wolverines in field goal percentage .500 (12-of-24) and in three-point field goal percentage .571 (8-of-14) ... Played a career-best 13 minutes against Ball State (Nov. 13).
Prep ... Attended Wayzata High School (2009), coached by Kris Jones ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Led her team to section finals during her sophomore campaign ... Key Statistics ... Averaged better than 15 points and nine rebounds during her high school career ... scored over 1,000 points during her career ... Honors and Rankings ... Three-time All-Classic Lake Conference performer ... All-State honorable mention selection ... KTSP All-Area squad as a sophomore ... Minnesota All-Girls Prep honorable mention ... Other Sports ...Also ran cross country and track.
Personal ... Katherine Marie Thompson was born October 5, 1990 ... daughter of Jeffery and Margaret Thompson ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... major is Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.