Megan Thorburn begins her second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Grand Valley State women's basketball team. In Thorburn's first year in 2008-09, she helped guide the Lakers to a 20-10 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Among other duties, Thorburn will work with both guards and post players. Her main priorities include team travel, coordinating community service, film exchange, and working as the team's video coordinator.
Thorburn comes to GVSU after a four-year career at Bowling Green State University. During her career, the Falcons compiled a stellar 103-25 record, including three Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament championships. From 2003-06, Thorburn helped BGSU to three regular season MAC championships and the Falcons made a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the `Sweet 16' in 2006-07. It was the first `Sweet 16' appearance in program history.
During her career at BGSU, Thorburn played in 126 games, starting 87 of those contests. She averaged 4.8 ppg. and made 92 three-pointers over her four years. Thorburn started all 35 games in 2006-07 when the Falcons set a school-record by going 31-4. The 31 victories are the most by a MAC basketball team - men's or women's - in league history.
Thorburn has worked summer basketball camps for Bowling Green and at Mason High School in Mason, Mich., where she was a three-time, first-team all-conference selection.