Freshman basketball star Catherine Thomas was named a 1st Team All-American by the USCAA, as announced by the athletic organization. Recognized for her significant accomplishments on the court, including leading the women’s basketball team to a 13-5 regular season record, Thomas is only the second Christendom student-athlete to receive such an honor as a freshman.
Thomas, who hails from Corpus Christi, Texas, was a force to be reckoned with in her first season playing basketball for Christendom, averaging a double-double in all eighteen games of the season — an incredible, and rare, accomplishment. Throughout those games, she averaged 19.8 points a game, third on the USCAA rankings, along with 13.2 rebounds per game, second on the USCAA rankings. She also shot 43% from the field and 41% from behind the three-point line. In addition, Thomas also recorded two triple-doubles during the season.
Thomas’ 2021-22 basketball season already sits as one of the best in school history, with her accomplishments on the court also earning her USCAA DII Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors twice over the course of the regular season. Her dominance on the court earned the attention of the opposing USCAA coaches, who voted her Thomas to 1st Team All-American.
Off the court, Thomas performed just as admirably as one of the two National Merit Finalists to attend the college from the Class of 2026, truly emphasizing the student-athlete balance that Christendom is known for.
“I want to attend Christendom for a faithfully Catholic and academically rigorous education,” said Thomas when asked before coming to the college last fall. “Christendom stands out from other faithfully Catholic schools because of its beautiful location and variety of majors. The critical thinking skills developed in its liberal arts education will help me with anything I do.”
Thomas will be sharing her love for the college’s academics and athletics with rising high school seniors this summer as one of the college’s Best Week Ever high school summer program counselors, helping guide over three hundred students during the five one-week sessions.