Looking to provide other volleyball players at Cowley College the same experience as their daughter, Erin Thompson had at the school, Keith and Tracy Thompson recently donated $50,000 to the Cowley College Foundation to be used for endowed scholarships. Erin played volleyball at Cowley during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. She is a 2020 graduate of Bryant High School in Alexander, Arkansas, where she played three seasons of volleyball. In her senior season, she totaled 228 digs at 2.6 digs per set and totaled 16 aces. Thompson improved her training by being invited to train in the USA Volleyball High Performance A3 Training Program in 2017 and 2019.