14 Thais Parada
14 Thais Parada
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Position: S
Previous School: Mackenzie

Senior (2008)
Recorded 33 assists and 10 digs for a double-double in first match of the season, a 3-0 win against NJIT on Aug. 29 and then tallied 30 assists at #2 Nebraska on Sept. 1... Earned all-tournament honors at the ORU classic after posting 47 assists in the 3-2 win against Tulsa on Sept. 4 and then tallying 46 assists in the 1-3 loss versus Fordham on Sept. 5... Also tallied a season-high four service aces in the win over Tulsa... Added a season-high nine kills in the 3-0 sweep over North Texas on Sept. 5... Posted 32 assists in the 3-2 win against Penn on Sept. 12... Registered six double-doubles on the season, second was against Fordham with 46 assists and 11 digs... Chipped in 10 digs and 28 assists in the 2-3 loss at Florida International on Sept. 13... Recorded fourth double-double with 11 digs and 25 assists in the 1-3 loss at Tulsa on Oct. 7... Tallied 32 assists in the 3-0 sweep over South Dakota State on Oct. 23 and then recorded 28 assists in the 3-1 win versus Western Illinois on Oct. 26... Posted 40 assists in the 3-0 victory against Texas-Pan American on Nov. 5... Added fifth double-double in 2-3 loss to North Dakota State on Nov. 15 with 14 digs and tied a season-high with 47 assists, while hitting a team-high .389... Helped ORU advance to the Summit League Championship match, as she posted her sixth double-double with a season-high 16 digs and 46 assists in the 3-1 win over IPFW on Nov. 21... Tallied 24 double-digit assist performances and posted 30 or more assists in 12 matches... Led the team with 8.87 assists per set to rank fourth in the Summit League... Also averaged 1.20 kills and 2.07 digs per set... Finished her career at ORU ranking second all-time in assists (3,638), fourth in assists per set (10.13) and 10th in hitting (.263).

Junior (2007)
Posted seven double-double performances throughout the season and tallied 20 double-digit assist performances...  Had 31 assists in the 3-0 sweep over Oakland on Sept. 15...  Recorded a season-high eight kills in the 3-0 win against Centenary on Sept. 22...  Snagged first double-double of the season in the 3-0 loss at Missouri State on Sept. 25, finishing the match with 41 assists and 10 digs...  Registered 49 assists in the 3-1 win against South Dakota State on Oct. 12 and then posted season-highs of 61 assists, 20 digs and eight kills on Oct. 13 in the 3-2 win against North Dakota State...  The 20 digs on Oct. 13 was a new career-high... Earned Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honors for her performance against SDSU and NDSU...  Had five kills for a .417 hitting percentage to go along with 37 assists and 10 digs in the 3-0 win against Centenary on Oct. 21...  Currently ranks third all-time in the ORU career record book in assists with 2,859 and assists per game (10.51).

Sophomore (2006)

Named the  Mid-Con Setter of the Year and earned second-team  all-conference honors after leading the conference with 12.12 assists per game...  Played in all 35 matches...  Recorded six double-doubles on the season and posted 40 or more assists in 20 matches and 50 or more assists eight times...  Recorded 12 digs and 62 assists to register her first double-double of the year against Cal Poly at UNLV Classic on Aug. 26...  Second double-double on Aug. 30 against cross-town rival Tulsa, registering 10 kills and a match-high 58 assists...  Turned in a solid performance for the win against Xavier with 51 assists, six kills, and five digs...  Recorded a match-high 37 assists in a decisive 3-0 win against IPFW on Sept. 8...  Named tournament MVP for her efforts at the La Quinta Invitational Tournament, in which the Golden Eagles finished with a perfect 3-0 mark to win the title...  Finished the tournament with 127 assists, 22 kills, 24 digs, and nine blocks in the three-match span...  Named CVU.com National Player of the Week and Mid-Con co-Volleyball Athlete of the Week after her MVP performances at the tournament...  Helped lead team to the ORU Classic title, earning all-tournament team honors...  Broke career-best of 67 assists against IUPUI on 10/21.

Freshman (2005)

Saw action in 29 matches as a freshman ...  Played in 90 games, averaging 8.34 assists and 1.60 digs per game ...  Ranked 9th in the Mid-Con for assists per game ...  Academic all-conference selection ...  Totaled double-digit assists in 26 matches, including the  season’s last 17 straight outings ...  Registered 40+ assists on seven occasions ...  Had 50 assists and 10 digs against Valparaiso (11/20) in the Mid-Con title match.. .  Totaled 40+ assists in four straight matches from 10/7 through 10/14, including a season-best 57 helpers at IUPUI (10/7)... Recorded 40 assists and seven digs against North Dakota State (9/25)...  First collegiate double-double came at Washington State (9/9) with 12 digs and 53 assists against the Cougars.

High School
Attended Colegio Villa Lobos in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Full name is Thais Parada ...  Daughter of Arthur and Marcia Azzena Parada ... Chose ORU because of the successful volleyball program ...  Majoring in recreation administration...  Born on January 14, 1986.