Precious Thibodeaux, who played at Van Vleck High School, was with the Javelina women’s basketball team during its most successful span ever. She was inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame in 2009.
She joined the team in 1999-00 after playing two seasons at Kilgore Junior College. In her junior season, she led the Javelinas with a 16.1 scoring and 8.5 rebounding average. She shot .501 from the field and had 15 blocked shots. The team went 23-7 and won the LSC championship, the first for the program. The Javelinas advanced into the NCAA Division II national playoffs.
Her senior year, Thibodeaux led the team with a 15.9 scoring average and was on top of the rebounding stats with a 9.4 average. She had 18 blocked shots. The Javelinas went 27-7 and won the NCAA Division II South Central Region championship to earn their first trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. She was named to the All-South Region first team and was the most valuable player in the South Central Region as a senior.
Thibodeaux was on the all-region tournament team as a junior. She was on the All-LSC first team in both of her seasons with the Javelinas.
Thibodeaux was an All-American in track and field, finishing fourth at the 2001 national meet. She won the LSC gold medal in the discus in 2001 and 2002.
Thibodeaux received a bachelor’s degree in criminology in 2001. She worked for Siemens Westinghouse Generation Services until 2005.
She attended the police academy at Wharton College and was an officer in the Wharton Police Department until 2007.
She started her own business in 2007 and also worked for Zachary Construction. She also serves as a deputy constable of a precinct in Matagorda County. Thibodeaux is married to Adam Troy Pointer Jr. She has a stepson, Jayden Troy, who is two. She resides in Bay City.