Thornberry is a graduate student after earning a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Wake Forest.
2010 (Wake Forest)
Was Wake Forest's starting libero in all 31 matches and played in every set...led the team with 459 digs and was the best passer in serve receive with a .959 reception percentage...seventh in the ACC by averaging 4.37 digs per set...reached double figures in digs 26 times, including an impressive 13 consecutive matches from Sept. 17 - Oct. 29...ended her career as one of two players in Deacon history to record more than 1,400 digs and ranks second all-time with 1,818 digs...started the Deacon Invitational with 16 digs in a win over Coastal Carolina on Aug. 27...had eight digs against East Tennessee State on Aug. 28...moved into second place on Wake Forest's all-time digs list with a 13-dig performance against Georgia in the Deacon Invite title match on Sept. 4...turned 21 digs and a season-high six assists against Iowa to begin the Active Ankle Challenge on Sept. 3 against Iowa...had 15 digs and tied a season high with six assists against St. Louis on Sept. 4...tallied 13 digs and had six assists for the third consecutive match against Creighton on Sept. 4...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Black and Gold Challenge on Sept. 10-11...had 17 digs in the first two matches of the tournament against West Virginia (9/10) and Campbell (9/11)...recorded nine digs in the tournament finale against East Carolina on Sept. 11...had 13 digs and an ace against Duke on Sept. 17...led the Deacs with 13 digs in a 3-0 win over Charlotte on Sept. 21...had 17 digs and four assists in a win at Clemson on Sept. 24...tallied 10 digs in a sweep over Georgia Tech on Sept. 26...had 15 digs and five assists in a loss to Maryland on Sept. 30...recorded 21 digs in just three sets in a sweep over Boston College on Oct. 1...had 21 digs for the second straight match in a loss to North Carolina on Oct. 6...recorded a season-high 21 digs for the third consecutive match and fourth time of the season in a four-set win over NC State on Oct. 8...led the team with 14 digs at Virginia Tech on Oct. 15...set a season-high and was just three digs away from tying a career-high with 29 digs in a four-set win at Virginia on Oct. 17...had 12 digs, six assists and no receiving errors in a win at No. 25 Florida State on Oct. 22...recorded 13 digs at Miami on Oct. 24...tallied 11 digs and an ace vs. Georgia Tech on Oct. 29...had nine digs, five assists and was 20-for-20 on serve receive vs. Clemson on Oct. 30...turned in a 14-dig performance at NC State on Nov. 4...recorded 23 digs and four assists at North Carolina on Nov. 5...solid in the back row with 16 digs vs. NC Central on Nov. 9...earned 17 digs vs. Virginia Tech on Nov. 18...had 14 digs and six assists vs. Virginia on Nov. 19...ended the year with 10 digs and three assists in an upset victory over ACC Champion Duke on Nov. 23.
2009 (Wake Forest)
She played in 19 matches as the team's libero in her junior season..missed the first 12 matches of the season after suffering a fractured finger in pre-match warm-ups for the season-opener against Charlotte (Aug. 28)...finished second on the team with 337 digs and led the team with 4.62 digs per set average...collected just 16 reception errors in 425 attempts (.962)...fourth on the team with 10 aces...earned a spot on the ACC Honor Roll...recorded 24 digs and two service aces in the Deacons five-set win at Boston College (Sept. 24)...had one kill and 17 digs in the team's victory at Maryland (Sept. 26)...collected 19 digs and had three big service aces in the 3-1 victory over Virginia Tech (Oct. 2)...notched her second 20-dig match of the season against Virginia (Oct. 3), collecting 20 digs and dishing out a career-high tying five assists...dished out a career-high six assists to go along with 16 digs against Miami (Oct. 8)...recorded 16 digs in the Deacons' three-set sweep at NC State (Oct. 16)...tied her career-high with six assists and also tied a season-high with 24 digs in the four-set loss at North Carolina (Oct. 18)...notched her fourth 20-plus dig match with 21 against Maryland (Oct. 30) in the Deacons' Dig For a Cure match...followed that with 18 digs and two assists in a three-set victory over Boston College (Oct. 31)...recorded a career-best 32 digs in the four-set loss to Miami (Nov. 6)...had 19 digs to go along with a career-high tying six assists in five sets at Florida State (Nov. 8)...had her sixth 20+ dig effort with 21 in a loss at Virginia (Nov. 13)...had 17 digs in a four-set drawback at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)...had 16 digs and was one off a career best with five assists in a five-set win against North Carolina (Nov. 20)...had just her second match of 25 or more digs with 26 at Duke to finish the season (Nov. 24).
2008 (Wake Forest)
One of three players to play in all 117 sets...led the team and set a single-season school-record with 550 digs...her 4.70 digs per set were also tops on the team and second-best in school history...fourth in the ACC in both digs and digs per set...finished the season third on the team with 13 service aces as well as 39 assists and a .968 reception percentage...eclipsed the 20-dig mark 10 different times throughout the season and recorded double-digit digs in all but three matches...collected a total of 46 digs and dished out five assists in the season-opening Deacon Invitational (Aug. 29-30)...did not record a reception error in 32 attempts on the weekend...had 21 digs and one assists against Louisville (Sept. 5) in the first match of the Adidas Classic...recorded her first kill of the season against Indiana (Sept. 5) to go along with eight digs and finished the tournament with 15 digs and one assist against Valparaiso (Sept. 6)...had two service aces, two assists and a staggering 29 digs in the five-set win over Western Michigan on Sept. 12...totaled 25 digs in the two three-set sweeps against East Carolina and Delaware the next day...tallied 21 digs in a win over Appalachian State (Sept. 19) on the first night of the Appalachian State Invitational...had 23 digs against NC A&T (Sept. 20) in the three-set sweep...opened ACC-play with 19 digs and just one reception error in 38 attempts against Florida State (Sept. 25)...had three assists, one kill and 19 digs in three-set sweep of Miami (Sept. 26)...recorded 26 digs and no reception errors in 27 attempts against Duke (Sept. 30)...had a total of 24 digs in two matches at Clemson (Oct. 10) and Georgia Tech (Oct. 11)...totaled 21 digs and one assist in each of the two matches against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 19)...tallied 15 digs in a three-set sweep of Maryland one night later...recorded 13 digs at Florida State (Oct. 31)...notched 16 digs, three assists, one kill and one ace in the Deacons' second sweep of Miami (Nov. 2)...recorded a career-high 30 digs to go along with one kill in a five-set setback to Georgia Tech (Nov. 7)...tied a career-high with five assists and also had 21 digs against Clemson (Nov. 8)...had a season-high three service aces and 17 digs in a thrilling four-set win at NC State (Nov. 12) and then tallied 17 digs and two assists against North Carolina (Nov. 16)...went a perfect 35-for-35 in reception attempts to go along with 16 digs in four sets against Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)...notched 22 digs and three assists against Virginia (Nov. 21) and closed the season with 24 digs and one assist at Duke (Nov. 25).
2007 (Wake Forest)
Appeared in all 31 matches and saw action in all 113 sets as a freshman...played primarily at the libero position but also saw action on the outside...named Wake's Co-Defensive Player of the Year...finished the season with a team-high 472 digs and 4.18 digs per set...both totals rank as the fifth-most for a single season in school history...her 4.18 digs per set average was also 10th-best in the ACC...topped the team with 22 service aces and her .937 serving percentage was the second-highest on the squad...led the team with 722 reception attempts and was second on the team with a .945 reception percentage...finished third on the team with 36 assists...recorded double-digit digs in 23 matches...made collegiate debut with four kills in five sets against Pittsburgh (Aug. 31) at the Best Western/Sycamore Inn Classic...turned in a strong serving performance against host Miami (OH) (Sept. 1), posting four aces and no errors on a season-high 30 attempts against the Red Hawks...played well at the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept. 7-8), tallying a combined five service aces and 48 digs in the three matches...recorded first double-digit dig performance against Dayton (Sept. 7) with 14...posted three service aces against Radford (Sept. 8) and finished the weekend with a 22-dig performance against Jacksonville (Sept. 8)...notched 18 digs and a service ace in three sets against Rice (Sept. 14) in the opening match of the Univ. of Houston Tournament (Sept. 14-15)...collected two aces and had a .966 reception percentage (one error in 29 attempts) in three sets against Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 15)...closed the weekend with 23 digs and one kill against Houston...made ACC debut against Duke (Sept. 18) and posted 14 digs in three sets...had a solid defensive night against Maryland (Sept. 22), committing no reception errors in 30 attempts and tallying six digs...started a streak of 12 straight double-digit dig performances with 16 in three sets at Miami (Sept. 28)...posted three assists and 15 digs at Florida State (Sept. 30) and was a perfect 30-for-30 in reception attempts against North Carolina (Oct. 4)...collected 21 digs against Duke (Oct. 9) and tied a season-high with 29 digs in four sets against Clemson (Oct. 12)...notched a season-best five assists to go along with 20 digs in four sets against Georgia Tech (Oct. 13)...had 14 digs and a pair of assists against Virginia (Oct. 19) and posted 19 digs and a service ace against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)...totaled 12 digs and three assists against Maryland (Oct. 26) and collected 22 digs in five sets at Boston College (Oct. 28)...affter tallying 11 digs in three sets against Florida State (Nov. 2), she moved to the outside against Miami (Nov. 3) and posted a season-high seven kills on 21 attempts...posted a season-best 29 digs and was a remarakable 41-for-41 in reception attempts in a hard-fought five-set match against North Carolina (Nov. 14)...dished out three assists and tallied 16 digs in a three-set win over NC State (Nov. 16)...had 15 digs against Virginia Tech (Nov. 21) and finished the season with 21 digs and a service ace in five sets against Virginia (Nov. 23).
She was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Visitation Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, under coach Dee Powers as an outside hitter...two-time all-state honoree...earned first team all-state honors in 2005 and 2006...named first team all-region in 2004, 2005 and 2006...four-time first team All-Metro Women's Athletic Association honoree...four-time first team all-district selection...chosen as a PrepVolleyball.com All-American in 2006...named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Team in 2005 and 2006...played club volleyball with St. Louis CYC for 10 years...competed at the Junior Olympics each of the past eight years, finishing third in 2003 and 10th in 2007...helped squad to Gateway Regional championships four times from 2001-07...volunteered over 100 hours during her junior and senior years at the Central Catholic Grad School...selected as a National Student Leadership Council Representative for two years
Megan Marie Thornberry was born on August 19, 1989, in St. Louis, Missouri...parents are Rick and Teri...has one sister, Erin...lists Michael Jordan as her biggest sports hero...favorite movies are Love And Basketball, Finding Nemo and The Hangover...favorite television shows are Law And Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, America's Got Talent, Martin and Keeping Up With The Kardashians...listens to Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Rihanna and The Fray...hopes to continue to play and eventually coach volleyball and be a teacher in a school or hospital setting...earning her master's degree at USC in teaching/education.