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Corrine (Hensley) Thompson
Corrine  (Hensley) Thompson

Volleyball (Inducted in 1999)



Corinne (Hensley) Thompson was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball ('83-86) and co-captain of her squad in 1986. A three-year starter and standout setter for the Colonials, she was selected to the Atlantic 10 all-conference and A-10 all-tournament second team in '86.

She still is listed among the Colonials single-season records for assists and attack percentage. In individual career records, she is still among the all-time leaders in assists and career solo blocks list.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and reared in Chappaqua, N.Y., she excelled in volleyball, basketball, softball and track at Horace Greeley High School. Thompson narrowed her athletic focus to volleyball at GW. In addition to her individual skills, she was an excellent team player, helping her teammates achieve a four-year record of 107-46 (.700). In addition, she is one of only three GW volleyball players to make the NCAA All-Northeast Region team.

Thompson, who has run in five marathons, including the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon in 1996, also continued playing competitive volleyball in the '90s in the AA Chesapeake Region (USVBA), earning all-tournament honors in '95 and '96.

Thompson is married with two children (Sam, Julia) and is a licensed massage therapist.