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Kayla

Thigpen

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Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School: Palm Beach Lakes H.S.
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

JUNIOR (2017-18)
  • Appeared in all 33 contests, playing out of position in the post
  • Averaged 3.8 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per contest and 15.4 minutes per game
  • Scored a season-best 14 points and dished out three assists in the season opener against Mercer (11/10)
  • Chipped in eight points with a steal against Elon (11/22)
  • Played a season-high 22 minutes, draining a three-pointer at Samford (11/30)
  • Scored five points, going 1-1 from three and sinking both free throw attempts, while collecting a season-best five rebounds against Georgia Southern (12/10)
  • Sank a career-best five free throws in UCF's win over Davidson (12/28)
  • Swiped a season-best four steals against Davidson (12/28)
  • Pulled down a career-best eight rebounds in UCF's first win over Temple as a member of The American (12/30)
  • Went 2-for-2 from the free throw line, finishing with six points and seven rebounds -including five offensive - in the win against SMU (1/20)
  • Blocked a pair of shots against No. 1 UConn (2/7)
  • Drained a pair of three-pointers in the WNIT Second Round game at Alabama (3/18)

SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
  • Appeared in 27 contests as a sophomore, averaging 2.4 points and 9.4 minutes per game
  • Scored a season-high 12 points against South Alabama (11/13
  • Hit a pair of three-pointers against Tulsa (1/21)
  • Went 4-for-4 from the free throw line against South Alabama (11/13)
  • Dished out a season-high three assists and swiped a season-best steals at Davidson (11/16)
  • All three of her rebounds against Tulsa (1/21) came on the offensive glass
  • Went 2-for-2 from the free throw line and shot 50 percent (3-for-6) from the floor against Tulsa (1/21)

FRESHMAN (2015-16)
  • Averaged 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game
  • Started twice and was one of two Knights to appear in all 30 games
  • American Athletic Conference's Freshman of the Week (11/30)
  • Brought down five rebounds in debut as a Knight in the season-opener at Nebraska-Omaha (11/14)
  • Scored first career points (7) in win against FIU (11/17)
  • Filled the stat sheet with a game-high 18 points (8-10 FG), four steals and three assists to lead UCF to road win at South Alabama (11/24)
  • Matched career-high 18 points against Oklahoma State (12/22)
  • Chipped in 10 points in 28 minutes against Florida (12/30)
  • Tallied 11 points and four rebounds against East Carolina (1/7)
  • Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring performances with 14 at Houston (2/3) and game-high 16 at SMU (2/6)
  • Helped UCF pull out a win over Houston (2/23) with 8 points in 12 minutes
  • Logged 10 points in her first American Athletic Conference Tournament game

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Led Palm Beach Lakes to its first state championship in March 2015
  • Sun Sentinel's Two-time Player of the Year
  • Palm Beach Post 2014 All-Area Player of the Year
  • Averaged 21.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per game as a junior
  • Led Palm Beach Lakes to a 25-2 record and a Class 7A state semifinal appearance
  • First Team FABC 7A All-State honoree

PERSONAL
  • Daughter of Rodney and Melissa Thigpen
  • Majoring in communications
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