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Chanel Thomas is a master of business administration student at the University of Mississippi who’s played in a total of 69 games over the course of her soccer career, totaling 4,464 minutes on the field. In addition to her athletic success, Thomas has maintained a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal Designee — an academic honor given to no more than 1% of the student body. As Ole Miss soccer team academic captain for three years, she helped her teammates progress academically and assisted coaches in upholding academic standards for the program. She was on the University of Mississippi Chancellor’s Honor Roll for six consecutive semesters.

School: University of Mississippi
Year: Graduate Student
Major: Business Administration

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