George Mason Women's Basketball BIO
33 Joyous Tharrington
2012-13: All-Academic CAA First Team…Started all 30 games…Recorded career-high 23 points at James Madison (3/3) behind 9-of-13 shooting and 5-of-5 free throws…Had 11 games of double-figure scoring numbers…Opened the season at Oakland (11/9) with 10 points and five rebounds…Pulled down 11 rebounds at George Washington (12/22)…Recorded first career double-double at Hofstra (1/31) with 14 points and 10 rebounds…Picked up second double-double two games later against William and Mary (2/10) using 13 points and 11 rebounds…Secured 10 rebounds against Towson (2/17)…Dished out career-best four assists against Old Dominion (2/5) and recorded two blocks at William and Mary (3/6).
2011-12: Played in 26 games earning the start at William and Mary (Jan. 5) and against Towson (Jan. 26)...Chipped in a season-best 10 points at Delaware (Feb. 23) on 5-of-9 shooting, both career-highs...Matched career-high six rebounds against the Blue Hens...Additionally pulled down six rebounds against George Washington (Dec. 22) and Northeastern (Feb. 9)...Connected on a career-high seven free throws against Georgia State (Feb. 19)...Chipped in eight points on three occasions.2010-11: Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.
At Richmond: Appeared in 45 games during her two-year stint with the Spiders ... During 2010-11, averaged 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game with 24 assists and 16 steals ... Shot .423 from the field her sophomore season after appearing in 30 of the Spiders' 33 games ... Appeared in 15 games her freshman season before suffering a season-ending knee injury which held her out of the final 12 games.
High School: Four-time All-District selection ... 2008 District Player of the Year ... Two-time First Team All-Region ... 2008 Second Team All-State ... VA Preps First Team All-State ... Two-time Brookville High School Co-MVP ... McDonald's All-American Nominee ... Brookville's All-Time Leading Scorer and Rebounder with 1,350 career points and 811 rebounds ... Four-time District Champions ... Record 25 wins advancing to Regional finals in 2007 ... Lost just 11 games in four years ... National Honor Society member ... National Honor Roll member.
Personal: Parents are Dawn and James Tharrington, Jr. ... Has two siblings, brother James III and sister Shekinah ... Sister, Shakinah, played soccer at Meredith College ... Majoring in Psychology.