Thurmond was one of the volleyball program’s building blocks. When she enrolled, volleyball had been in existence only two years. When she left, the talented setter owned the all-time assists record (3,208). At the time of her graduation, she was No. 3 in attacks (1,101), No. 4 in kills (427), No. 2 in kill percentage (.230), No. 3 in service aces (127), and No. 4 in digs (699). Thurmond earned two degrees (unified elementary/special education and psychology), received the Senior Psychology Award, and was a member of Chi Beta Phi Honor Society. She is a special education teacher.