10 Feb Jasmine Thomas Reflect on National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Jasmine played her entire AAU / Travel basketball career with the Fairfax Stars. In 2003, she helped her team win the U13 Girls AAU Division I National Championship, defeating Fencor who featured Elena Della Donne and Caroline Doty among others.
She was a 4-time Virginia AAA Northern Region Player of the Year at Oakton High School. She was an athletic AND academic All American at Duke University.
She was selected as a McDonald’s All American and a WBCA All American.
Jasmine was also selected by USA Basketball to represent the US and won a world championship. In addition to playing in the WNBA, Jasmine also plays professionally overseas.
Basketball has positively attributed to the person I am today because it allowed me to have experiences that might not have been possible without sports. I was able to attend the prestigious Duke University and get an outstanding education that my family couldn’t afford had I not been on an athletic scholarship. Now, I’ve been fortunate to travel around the world experiencing different cultures as a professional basketball player. I’m proud of the person I’ve become and along with my faith and family basketball has played a huge part in that.”
– Jasmine Thomas