Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
Ford High’s Tiera Thomas, who had a big week in leading the Lady Trojans to their first girls’ basketball district championship in more than a decade, has been named Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
Thomas, a 5-9 junior guard, had 16 points and eight steals in a 35-33 victory against Livonia Ladywood in the Class B district opener. She continued her dominance with 16 points and eight rebounds in a 58-34 victory against Bradford Academy and rose to the occasion again with 24 points and 10 steals in the 42-30 district championship-clinching victory against Redford Union.
She also excels in the classroom with a 3.7 grade point average. For the season, she averaged 17 points a game.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators