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15   Thando Zono
Thando Zono

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grahamstown, South Africa

High School:
Victoria Girls'

Last College:
Rhodes U. (South Africa)

Height:
5-7

Position:
D

Birthdate:
05/21/1990


12/28/2013

Field Hockey 2013 Season-In-Review

Minutewomen won A-10 Tournament, reached NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

07/09/2013

League Best 139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester

05/11/2013

Zono Recognized As 21st Century Leader At Commencement

Graduating senior and field hockey first team all-American becomes one of 11 to receive award

05/06/2013

UMass Athletics Holds Annual Senior Awards Banquet

Department recognizes more than 90 student-athletes for academic, athletic success

02/04/2013

UMass Field Hockey Announces 2012-13 Team Award Winners

Cordero named offensive player of the year, Allymohamed takes home top defensive honor

12/05/2012

The 2012 Fall Scholar-Athletes Are Honored

Thando Zono and Dominic Skrajewski are named the UMass Fall Scholar-Athletes

11/06/2012

FH vs. RICHMOND (A10 FINAL)

FH vs. RICHMOND (A10 FINAL) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

11/06/2012

FH vs. RIDER (NCAA PLAY-IN)

FH vs. RIDER (NCAA PLAY-IN) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/29/2012

FH vs. LOCK HAVEN

FH vs. LOCK HAVEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/11/2012

FH vs. SYRACUSE

FH vs. SYRACUSE Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/24/2012

FH vs. ALBANY

FH vs. ALBANY Photos by Thom Kendall '93

2012 - Senior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA First Team All-American ... UMass Female Senior Athlete of the Year ... UMass Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... UMass Female Fall Scholar-Athlete Award Honoree ... NFHCA Division I Senior Game Selection (10/31) ... A-10 All-Conference First Team ... A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... A-10 All-Tournament Team ... ECAC First Team All-Star ... A-10 Player of the Week (10/15) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (10/22) ... UMass Athlete of the Week (11/5) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll ... Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Made 18 appearances and 17 starts as a senior ... Tied for the team lead with classmate Kim Young for most points (33), using 14 goals and five assists to achieve the feat ... Notched the game-winning goal against No. 1 Syracuse (10/11) ... Recorded first goal of the season against #15 Ohio State (8/25) ... Tied the contest with #7 Northeastern at 3-3 with only 57 seconds remaining in regulation ... Had a six-point game against Vermont (9/21) with a pair of goals and two assists ... Totaled a penalty stroke goal against Saint Louis (10/12) ... Had four points on a goal and a pair of helpers at Saint Joseph's (10/21) ... Led UMass to the A-10 Tournament Title with 11 points on five goals and an assist over both contests, including a hat trick against #16 Richmond in the championship game ... Added her 13th and 14th goals of the season during the NCAA Tournament First Round contest vs. #Syracuse ... Finished postseason play with 15 points on seven goals and an assist over four games against Temple, #16 Richmond, Rider and #5 Syracuse ... Was the 12th UMass field hockey player to be named the A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... Became 32nd Minutewomen in program history to be named an NFHCA All-American and the 18th first team honoree ... Took home UMass field hockey's Kathy Phelan "Heart of the Team" and Scholar Athlete awards at the annual team banquet ... Was honored as a 21st Century Leader at the Undergraduate Commencement, held on Friday, May 10.

2011 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Suffered an injury during competition and was only able to play in one game (Oct. 23 at Temple).

2010 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Played in 16 games, starting 14 ... Notched her first point as a Minutewoman on an assist at Boston University on Sept. 5 ... Scored both goals in UMass' 2-1 victory at Richmond on Oct. 17 ... Also added a multi-goal performance when the Minutewomen bested Saint Joseph's, 4-1, on Oct. 24 ... Followed with a goal each over the next two contests, including at West Chester (10/29) and at La Salle (10/31) ... Took 31 shots on the year, putting 15 on-target.

2009 - Freshman: Attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, before transferring to UMass beginning in the Spring of 2010

Before UMass: 2009 member of the South African U21 Hockey World Cup Team and a member of the South African U19 National Team ... Attended Rhodes University, where she was a back-to-back nominee for the school's Sportswoman of the Year Award ... In 2008 she was a member of the South African U18 National Team, a member of the Eastern Province U18 Team on which she served as team captain and was the field hockey winner at the Makana Civic Awards ... Also played tennis on the Eastern Province U18 Team.

Personal: Goes by Thando (pronounced TAHN-doe) ... Full name is Thandolwethu Gugulethu Zono ... Born on May 21, 1990 ... Daughter of Maboy and Boniwe Zono ... Has two sisters, Lelethu and Siphosethu.

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