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Klaire Thoman transfers to IU volleyball



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Head Coach Steve Aird instructs his players during a time out at the Cream & Crimson scrimmage in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The IU volleyball team has its first game of the season against Northwestern on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Steven Lin Buy Photos

Another transfer will be join IU volleyball next season, according to the team’s Twitter account.

Klaire Thoman, a freshman libero/defensive specialist, comes to IU from the University of Arizona where she did not see any playing time her first season.



Thoman is from Irvine, California, where she was a four-year letterwinner at University High School. She was an Orange County All-Star in 2018 and played club ball with Prime Volleyball Club. 

Thoman is the second transfer IU Coach Steve Aird has recruited in the past month as Megan Sloan’s transfer was announced by the team Dec. 14, 2018. 

Sloan and Thoman join All-American recruit Emily Fitzner and incoming freshman Sophie Oliphant as newcomers on the team next season. 

Thoman is projected to be a crucial piece for IU as Aird continues to build on what he said was a lack of depth on the roster this season. Outside of sophomore libero Bayli Lebo, the defensive specialists did not see consistent playing time last season.

IU finished the season ninth in the Big Ten with a 7-13 conference record while ranking eighth in digs perset.

CORRECTION: A previous headline misspelled Klaire Thoman’s name. The IDS regrets this error.

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