2018-19 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters. 2018-19 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off 1-meter (286.20) and 3-meter (310.20)… placed 49th off 3-meter (228.55) at NCAA Zones… dove to a career-best off 3-meter (310.20) in dual against Western Illinois and Northern Iowa.
2017-18 Honors — Big Ten Diver of the Week on Oct. 11 and Dec. 13… CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2017-18 — posted NCAA Zone Diving standards off the 1-meter (307.60) and 3-meter (304.00)… placed 31st off the 3-meter (258.75) and 42nd off the 1-meter (208.40) at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships… dove to three individual wins.
2016-17 Honors — Honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters. 2016-17 — Posted collegiate-best performances off 1-meter (295.70) and 3-meter (283.35), diving to NCAA Zone standards in both events… led the team off the 1-meter and ranked fourth off the 3-meter… Big Ten Diver of the Week on Oct. 5… finished 18th off 1-meter at Big Ten Championships… placed 25th off 3-meter and 26th off 1-meter at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.
2015-16 Honors — Honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… named to UI’s Dean’s List in both the fall and spring semesters. 2015-16 — Posted NCAA Zone Diving standard off 1-meter (276.80)… had the second-best 1-meter score on the team… had a season-best of 244.10 off 3-meter… won the 1-meter title in the dual against Western Illinois (2/5).
High School — Four-time state qualifier… three-time regional champion… All-American as a senior… two-time all-state selection… three-time first-team all-conference honoree… won the state title on the 1-meter in 2015 with a state meet record score of 561.10… finished as runner-up on 1-meter as a junior (513.15), fourth as a sophomore (439.60), and 24th as a freshman… three-time conference champion, including a MVC record 494.30 as a senior… holds school records in 1-meter six dives (336.20) and 11 dives (581.25), which are the third and second-best scores in Iowa history… named KCRG Athlete of the Week as a junior and Hy-Vee Horizon Athlete of the Week as a senior… academic all-state and all-conference honoree… Senior Scholastic Award recipient… United States Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award… member of West High School’s Athlete Hall of Fame… member of the National Honor Society… Youth Salute Leadership Award… class valedictorian… also was a sprint freestyler and backstroker and was in competitive gymnastics for 10 years… hihg school coaches were Robert Miecznikowski (swimming) and Tony Kramer (diving).
Personal — Born June 2, 1997… daughter of Mitchell and Candace Thomas… has a younger sister, Alleyna… majoring in human physiology.
Thomas’ Collegiate Bests
|1-Meter||307.60||Michigan State / Northern Iowa||10/6/17|
|3-Meter||310.20||Western Illinois / Northern Iowa||2/1/19|