Nov. 20, 2009
Hometown: Spring, TX
Major: Civil Engineering
Favorite Professor: Dr. Robert Nowack (Civil Engineering)
Favorite Class: CE 436 (Sustainable Construction)
Athletic Highlights: Thornton scored two goals against Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament. He led the Tigers in scoring with eight goals on the season and was named to the 2009 ACC All-Tournament Team. The senior from Spring, TX is the first Clemson player to be named to the ACC All-Tournament Team since 2005. He is also the only player in 2009 to be an all-tournament selection from a team that did not make a quarterfinal round.