Montana opens the week with a match at Northern Arizona on Thursday
Montana hosts Eastern Washington on Thursday, Portland State on Saturday
Griz face Sacramento State on Friday, Montana State on Monday
Thibeault's year-by-year statistics:
2009 (junior season)
First team All-Big Sky Conference
A one-time Big Sky Conference Player of the Week
UC Irvine All-Tournament team
Hit .353 on the season to lead the Big Sky and break UM's 28-year-old record by 48 points ... Also led the team in kills average (3.18/s) and blocking (1.31/s) and ranked second in service aces with 21 ... Ranked second in the Big Sky in points (4.18/s), third in blocks and seventh in kills ... Upped averages to 3.34 kills on .369 hitting and 1.46 blocks per set in Big Sky play ... Played in 25 of 28 matches ... Missed the season's opening three matches at Virginia Tech's tournament to compete for Alberta at the 2009 Canada Games ... Averaged 2.56 kills and 1.07 blocks per set on .306 hitting to lead Alberta to a third-place finish ... Had double-figure kills in 20 of 25 matches, hit .400 or better 11 times and totaled five or more blocks on 14 occasions ... Had a season-high 20 kills in five-set victory over Sacramento State (11/13) and a season-best nine blocks in three-set sweep of Northern Arizona (10/9) ... Hit .692 in four-set win over Weber State (10/3) with 18 kills and no errors in 26 attacks.
2008 (sophomore season)
First team All-Big Sky Conference
SMU All-Tournament team
Played in all 27 matches, getting 26 starts ... Led the team in hitting percentage (.282) and blocks (1.22/s) ... Finished second in kills (2.62/s) and third in service aces (0.21/s) ... Ranked third in the Big Sky in blocks, fifth in hitting percentage and sixth in points (3.59/s) ... Posted 13 double-figure kills matches, with 10 coming in league play ... Hit better than .300 in 13 of 27 matches ... Hit a season-best .562 in 3-0 home sweep of Eastern Washington (10/30) with nine kills and no errors in 16 attacks ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in blocks in 21 of 27 matches.
2007 (freshman season)
Big Sky Conference Outstanding Freshman
Second team All-Big Sky Conference
Bradley All-Tournament team
One of two players to start all 26 matches ... Led the team in blocking (1.37/s) and was third in kills (2.25/s) and hitting percentage (.270) ... Also ranked fourth on the team with 22 service aces ... Second in the Big Sky in blocks and 10th in hitting percentage ... Had 11 double-figure kills matches ... Twice recorded a season-high 18 kills, both coming in league play ... Hit a season-high .515 in five-game loss at Weber State (10/13) ... Hit better than .400 on eight occasions ... Finished with a season-best 10 blocks in four-game loss at Portland State (10/27) ... Had at least five blocks in 18 of 26 matches.
Career Highs (entering the 2010 season)
Kills: 20, vs. Sacramento State (11/13/09)
Attacks: 40, vs. Montana State (10/23/09)
Hitting pct: .692 (18/0/26), vs. Weber State (10/3/09
Assists: 2, three times
Service aces: 3, eight times
Digs: 7, vs. Montana State (11/7/08)
Blocks: 10, vs. Portland State (10/27/07)
Prep: A 2007 graduate of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High ... Captained the Raider volleyball team to the 2006 provincial 4A title after back-to-back runner-up finishes ... Was also a captain of the LTHS basketball team that won the zone title in 2007 and had a top-12 finish at the provincial tournament ... A member of the Red Deer Queens Volleyball Club ... Played on Alberta's U16 and U18 teams.
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