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Ali  Thomason


San Rafael, Calif.

High School:
Marin Catholic




Thomason Named CWPA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Water Polo's Thomason Named CWPA Scholar-Athlete of the Year


NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards

NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards


Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams

Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams


Thomason an ACWPC First Team All-American

Water Polo's Thomason Named First Team All-American


Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

Features on Ali

Kornacki: Thomason Leads U-M into NCAAs Before a Future in Medicine (

Ali Thomason: A leader in and out of the pool (Michigan Daily)

Marin Catholic Grad Thomason Having Big Final Water Polo Season for Michigan (Marin Independent Journal)

USA Water Polo
• Silver at the Intercontinental Cup in Sacramento, Calif. in 2017, finishing with three goals, five assists, eight steals and 13-of-19 on sprints

At Michigan
• Graduated on December 18, 2016 with a degree in neuroscience and a creative writing minor
• Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement, three-time Academic All-Big Ten, four time ACWPC All-Academic team and four-time CWPA Scholar Athlete
• Three-time ACWPC All-America honors (2016: first team, 2014-15 honorable mention)
• 2016 CWPA Scholar Athlete of the Year
• 2016 CWPA Player of the Year
• 2016 CWPA Championship MVP
• Two-time All-CWPA first team
• Ranks among the Michigan career leaders in goals (3rd, 209), points (4th, 307) and steals (3rd, 210)
• Fourth fastest to reach 200 career points in school history (101 games) and was just the fourth with 300 career points
• Her 28 goals and 42 points are the most by a Michigan player all-time at the CWPA Championships

Senior (2016)
• 2016 CWPA Scholar Athlete of the Year
• ACWPC All-America first team
• CoSIDA Academic All-American third team
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• NSCA All-American
• NCAA All-Tournament first team
• CWPA Player of the Year
• All-CWPA first team
• CWPA Championship Most Valuable Player
• CWPA All-Tournament first team
• Team captain
• CoSIDA Academic All-District
• Big Ten All-Academic team
• ACWPC All-Academic team
• CWPA Scholar-Athlete
• U-M Senior High Honors
• Team 16 Offensive Most Valuable Player
• Team 16 Strength and Conditioning Award
• Four-time CWPA Player of the Week (Jan. 26, Feb. 4, Apr. 7, May 3)
• CWPA Defensive Player of the Week (Mar. 3)
• Broke the single-season and senior goals record with 94 goals, 10 more than Shana Welch in 2005
• Played in all 38 games, leading the team with 94 goals, 119 points, 61 steals and 16 field blocks
• With her 119 points she is just the seventh U-M player to hit triple digits in a season, ranking second on the single season list
• Won 129-of-141 (.915) sprints on the year
• Posted 18 games with a hat trick or better, including six goals (1), five goals (3), four goals (6) and three goals (8)
• Guided U-M to its highest finish (4th) in program history at the NCAA Tournament with four goals, two assists and three steals as she had three goals, one assist and three steals in a semifinal loss to No. 1 USC
• In conference play she has 21 goals, nine assists, 17 steals and is 22-1 on sprints
• Tallied eight goals, four assists, eight steals and won all 11 of her sprints to lead Michigan to its first CWPA title since 2010
• Tied a U-M CWPA Tournament record with five goals against George Washington and had seven points to set a team record
• Scored her 200th career goal in the CWPA Tournament against George Washington while also recording her 200th career steal in the game
• With one goal and one assist the championship game against No. 14 Indiana she went over 300 career points
• Matched a career best with six goals in an upset over No. 8 San Jose State
• Finished the regular season with five goals, three assists and three steals against Brown
• Scored five goals to go with two steals against No. 24 Cal Baptist
• Notched four of the team's seven goals versus No. 2 UCLA
• Posted four goals and two assists for six points against No. 15 San Diego State
• Four goals and one assist against both No. 24 Marist and No. 11 UCSB
• Put home four goals against both Harvard (April 9) and George Washington (April 17)
• Scored career goal No. 150 with two goals in a loss to No. 1 Stanford
• Two hat tricks, eight total goals and six steals to lead U-M to fifth place at the UCI Invitational

Junior (2015)
• ACWPC All-America honorable mention
• CWPA All-Conference first team
• CWPA All-Tournament Team second team
• CPWA Player of the Week (Apr. 7)
• ACWPC All-Academic team
• CWPA Scholar Athlete
• Big Ten All-Academic team
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award
• Team captain
• Appeared in all 32 games
• Led the Wolverines with a career-best 58 goals and 51 steals
• Also posted a career-best 34 assists
• Tallied nine goals at the CWPA Championship (April 24-26)
• Tallied three goals vs. Bucknell and four in season finale vs. Hartwick
• Scored two five-meter penalty goals vs. #11 Indiana
• Scored four goals, including two five-meter penalties, and tallied three steals vs. Mercyhurst (April 18)
• Scored a career-best six goals, including four in the first quarter, vs. #13 Indiana (April 4)
• Posted five steals vs. Hartwick, CSU East Bay (Feb. 7) and #13 UC San Diego (Jan. 25)

Sophomore (2014)
• ACWPC All-America honorable mention
• CPWA Scholar-Athlete
• ACWPC All-Academic team
• Big Ten All-Academic team
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award
• Named CWPA Western Division Defensive Player of the Week (April 10)
• Appeared in all 34 games
• Established career highs with 37 goals, 23 assists, 60 points and 58 steals
• Led the Wolverines in steals
• Ranked third on the team in goals
• Registered four goals apiece in CWPA Championship wins over Brown (April 25) and #16 Hartwick (April 27)
• Tallied both overtime goals in U-M's 11-9 comeback win vs. Brown
• Recorded a career-high six steals at CSU East Bay (April 5)
• Also posted five steals vs. #16 San Diego State (March 9) and Siena (March 16)
• Recorded three goals and two assists apiece against Harvard (March 8) and #20 Wagner (Feb. 15)

Freshman (2013)
• CPWA Scholar-Athlete
• ACWPC All-Academic team
• UM Athletic Academic Achievement award
• Appeared in 32 games in her first collegiate season
• Posted 20 goals, 17 assists and 37 points
• Led freshmen in steals (40)
• Scored the game-winning goal with 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter vs. #15 Indiana in CWPA Eastern Championship semifinals (April 27)
• Also netted a goal vs. #12 Princeton in the Eastern Championship game (April 28)
• Tallied six goals, four assists and 15 steals over the ASU Invitational (March 23-24)
• Posted a career-best three assists and five points vs. LaVerne (March 24) and a career-best five steals vs. Colorado State (March 23)
• Scored two goals vs. Notre Dame at the CWPA Western Division Championship (April 13)
• Had two goals, one assist and three steals vs. Cal Baptist (March 23)
• Recorded a career high with three goals vs. Santa Clara (Feb. 9)
• Scored first career goal vs. #10 Long Beach State (Feb. 9)
• Made collegiate debut vs. #9 San Jose State (Jan. 20)

• Graduated from Marin Catholic High School (2012)
• Mario Ghilotti Outstanding Student Athlete Award
• Marin Catholic Department Life Member Dean's List
• Four-year North Coast Section Scholar Athlete
• Named NISCA/Speedo Girls All-America second team (2012)
• Named 2012 Marin County Athletic League Water Polo Player of the Year and Swimmer of the Year
• Two-time MCAL First Team All-League (2010, '11)
• Contributed to two MCAL team championships (2010, '11)

• Full name is Alexandra Claire Thomason
• Birthday: January 18, 1994

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