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Lauren Thomas-Johnson #24

Position: Guard
Height: 5'10“
Born:
Hometown: Manchester, England
High School: Notre Dame Academy, VA

High School Career

Helped Notre Dame win its first Independent Virginia State Championship in 2006, while amassing a 28-3 overall record…Averaged 14.0 points, three assists, and two steals per game for her senior season…As a junior she averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists while helping her team go 26-2.

She was all set to join the Golden Eagles until she found out at the last second that a class she took in her home country wasn't going to be allowed by the NCAA. She heeded the Marquette coaching staff's advice and enrolled at Kirkwood Community College.

Kirkwood Community College (IA) Career

Along with fellow Marquette recruit, Breann Hill, she helped Kirkwood win back-to-back NJCAA Tournament championships in 2007 and 2008…Was named NJCAA Tournament MVP in 2008…Named a JC/CC State Farm Coaches' All-American…Earned NJCAA First-Team All-America honors as well as first team all-region accolades…Averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.0 rebounds and shot 41.6 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the charity stripe… Earned first team All-region honors as a freshman in 2006-07…Averaged 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game…Shot 45 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line…Spent the summer of 2007 playing for the Great Britain Under-20 team in the Under-20 European Championship…Scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 79-73 victory over Portugal for 3rd place.

Served as an athlete ambassador for the Great Britain Basketball Federation during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Marquette Career

2008-09

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