Information provided from Arizona’s media relations department:
Arizona senior forward Sam Thomas was named on Thursday the female recipient of the 17th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup given to the most outstanding role models among student-athletes.
Thomas will be honored at an award ceremony on April 28 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Thomas holds a 4.00 GPA while studying for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. During her undergraduate years, Thomas maintained a 3.90 GPA while earning a degree in Psychology.
The ultimate role model on and off the court. @s_thomas14 with another award to add to the trophy case. 👏👏
— Arizona Women’s Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) January 6, 2022
Along with being a multiple-time All-Pac-12 honoree, the Las Vegas native was the 2021 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American and earned the Elite 90 Award given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA among teams competing in the Final Four.
The senior forward is also the President of Arizona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and earned the university’s Community Service Award for most hours served of all student-athletes.
Founded by Athletes for a Better World (ABW), a non-profit organization which celebrates the unselfish generosity of many participants in sports, the Wooden Cup is unique in that it is open to all athletes in all high school, college, and professional or Olympic sports.
Annual nominations are open to every division and conference in college sports, and to athletes in public and private high schools across the country in partnership with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.