Women's basketball adds junior transfer Gigi Thomas
The JU women’s basketball team announced the transfer of former Appalachian State guard Gigi Thomas, who will be eligible to practice with the squad but will not compete for the program until 2009-10.

Thomas, a 5-foot-8 junior, was one of the top scorers for the Mountaineers in each of her two seasons while also ranking as one of the squad’s top defenders. As a sophomore, she ranked second on the squad with 11.3 points per game while averaging 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 assists per contest. As a freshman, she ranked third on the squad with an average of 10.3 points per game while averaging 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest en route to Southern Conference all-freshman team accolades.

“Gigi is an excellent addition to our program,” Dunn said. “She will be able to compete for us in 2009-10, which will be the same time we lose our three starting guards. Gigi will help ease the transition of the program having three years of college experience on the court. She is a proven scorer and we look forward to having her at Jacksonville University.”

In her prep career, Thomas was ranked one of the top 15 seniors in the state of Florida after averaging 15 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists while leading Florida High School to its first state championship in 2006. During her tenure under head coach Lisa Kelly, she tallied 1,000 career points, played in the North-South All-Star Game and was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee.