Duke Women's Basketball BIO
34 Krystal Thomas
Career: Netted 13 career double-doubles ... led Duke in rebounding and blocked shots as a junior and senior... appeared in 135 games in a Blue Devil uniform ... her 196 blocked shots ranked third all-time at Duke and 14th in the ACC ... had surgery on her left knee immediately after the 2007-08 season.
Duke Record Book: Ranked sixth in career rebounds with 776 ... second in career blocks with 196 ... ranked third in season rebounds with 300 becoming one of only two players to reach the 300-rebound mark in a single season ... ranked fifth and eighth for season blocks with 70 in the 2009-10 season and 59 in the 2010-11 season.
As a Senior (2010-11): Named Full Court Press ACC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-ACC Third Team ... ranked 73rd in NCAA with 1.6 blocks per game ... started all 36 games played ... logged 981 minutes ... led the team in rebounds pulling down 300, which was the third-most in Duke single-season history ... led the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 rebounding average in the regular season ... in ACC games only, led the league with a 10.3 per game average ... tallied 42 assists, 59 blocks, and 41 steals ... averaged 7.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game ... scored in the double-digits on 13 occasions ... grabbed 17 rebounds in the win over Virginia Tech and 16 in the win over Virginia ... blocked a career-high eight shots in the win at Charlotte ... recorded a career high of six double-doubles ... pulled down 46 rebounds in three games to rank as the second-most in a three-game span in school history ... ranked fourth in the ACC with a 1.6 blocks average ... concluded the season ranking tied for fourth in the ACC with an 8.3 rebounds average.
As a Junior (2009-10): Started 26-of-36 contests, averaging 23.7 minutes per contest ... averaged 7.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game ... netted a career-high 21 points against Providence ... tallied four double-doubles on the season, including 15 points and 12 boards at Miami ... finished the season with a team-high 238 rebounds ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in an upset of Ohio State ... her 70 blocks on the year ranked 43rd in the NCAA and fifth on Duke's single-season charts ... averaged 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest in ACC play.
As a Sophomore (2008-09): Came off the bench in all 33 games ... scored a season-high 16 points against Clemson ... grabbed a career-high tying 13 rebounds against Siena ... had two double-doubles on the season ... finished out the year notching 12 games with five or more rebounds ... averaged 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks, and 11.6 minutes played per game.
As a Freshman (2007-08): Came off the bench in 30 games ... averaged 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks ... missed five games in December with a knee injury ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 19 ... collected a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds versus UNC Greensboro ... hit 9-of-16 field goals, had three steals and two blocked shots in 20 minutes against UNCG ... totaled double-figure scoring also against South Florida (10) and Virginia Tech (10) ... her 35 blocked shots ranked second on the Duke squad ... blocked a season-high six shots against South Florida.
Summer of 2007: Led the USA U19 World Championship Team to a 9-0 record and the gold medal in Bratislava, Slovakia ... averaged 7.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and hit 60.4 percent of her field goals ... started one of nine games and registered two double-doubles ... her 60.4 field goal percentage ranked second for the World Championship ... she opened the championship with double-doubles of 17 points and 11 rebounds versus China and 17 points and 12 rebounds versus the Ivory Coast ... she also registered 13 points and 13 rebounds against South Korea.
High School/AAU: Four-year letterwinner at The First Academy in Orlando, Fla., under Head Coach Steve Murray ... 2007 Gatorade State Player of the Year ... earned 2007 EA Sports and Parade first team All-America ... McDonald's All-America ... scored six points, had eight rebounds and one assist in the McDonald's All-America game ... played in the WBCA H.S. All-America game and totaled 10 points and six rebounds ... named the 2007 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball award ... for her career, totaled 1,751 points, 1,357 rebounds and 268 blocks ... collected career averages of 15.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks ... led First Academy to a record of 103-17 with two state championships, one state final four and one district semifinal appearance ... led The First Academy to two consecutive Class 2A State Championship titles ... two-time Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Player of the Year ... 2007 MVP of the Class 2A State Tournament while tying a tournament-high record of 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks ... as a senior, averaged 20.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 assists ... totaled 24 double-doubles ... registered a season-high 38 points and 25 rebounds in single games, while hitting 61.6 percent of her field goals on the season ... in the final recruiting rankings, was seventh (Hoopgurlz), ninth (Blue Star Report) and 10th (All-Star Girls Report) ... named Street and Smith's third team All-America and Hoopgurlz.com second team All-America ... earned Florida Sportswriters and Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State ... named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District Player of the Year and the FHSAA Class 2A District Eight Player of the Year ... a two-time Central Florida Player of the Year ...a two-time FHSAA State Finals MVP ... 2006 Orlando Sentinel All-South and 2A All-State first team selection ... as a junior, averaged 16.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks, and 1.4 assists ... her team posted a 30-2 overall record ...as a sophomore, averaged 14.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks ... her First Academy team registered a 28-1 record ... USA Today and Student Sports Junior All-America ... Street & Smith's honorable mention All-America in 2005 ... adidas Top-10 Camp All-Star ... averaged 13.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks as a freshman ... led her squad to a 16-11 record ... her AAU squad, Orlando Comets, were the 2006 U16 National Champions ... was named AAU Nationals MVP in 2006 and All-Tournament team in 2005 ... lettered one year in golf and track ... TFA Student Body President as a senior ... four year member of the Spanish National Honor Society and the National Honor Society ... Wendy's Heisman Nominee ... held a 3.99 grade point average in H.S.
Personal: Full name is Krystal Victoria Thomas ... born June 10, 1989 in Orlando, Fla. ... daughter of the late Natalie Thomas ... father is Victor Thomas ... guardians are Don and Sheri Deluzio ... has one brother, Victor (14), and three sisters, Loren (19), Erika (16) and Kelli (10) ... other members of the Deluzio family include Alexa (21), Brynna (10), Ben (15) and Joe (9) ... her sister, Loren, is a sophomore on the Liberty volleyball team ... Alexa is a redshirt sophomore on the Florida State women's basketball team.