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  Mel Thornton

Mel Thornton

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Major:
Exploratory Business

2006-07 - Freshman Season: The top reserve post player, coming off the bench in all 31 of the team's contests...ranked fifth in the Horizon League with 0.9 blocks per game...finished seventh on the team with 3.0 rebounds per game...tallied career-highs with 10 points on two occasions, coming in back-to-back games at UIC on Feb. 10 and against Detroit on Feb. 17...also tallied a career-best nine rebounds against the Titans on Feb. 17, coming just short of her first double-double...twice registered four blocks, at Evansville on Dec. 6 and against Youngstown State on March 7...netted her only three-point attempt against Purdue on Dec. 10.

High School: Named as a state top-100 player in 2004 and 2005...Indiana Junior All-Star and Indiana All-North Team in 2005...tabbed to the Indiana All-Star and North-South All-Star teams in 2006...Hoosier Classic All-Star in 2006...named to the Hamilton County All-Star team three seasons and to the all-conference team in four...averaged double-digit points all four years...four-year letterwinner as a power forward and center...shot 45 percent from the field and averaged 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior...team went 20-5 her senior season...coached by Scott Bowen...also lettered two years in track...finished second at state in the 1,600 meter relay, running a 55.6 second split...named to the all-state and all-conference team in 2003.

Personal: Born May 13, 1988...daughter of Don and Dee Thornton...exploratory business major.