Lindsay Thomas Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer 02-10-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG softball freshman Lindsay Thomas (Irvine, Calif./Northwood) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.

Thomas led the Spartans to their first 3-0 start since the 2004 season after taking down George Mason twice (W, 2-1, W, 5-4) and tournament host Charleston Southern (W, 5-4) at opening weekend in Charleston, S.C. She led the team with a .500 batting average with a home run in all three games, including two game-winning home runs against George Mason and Charleston Southern. 

The Irvine, Calif. native, blasted her first career hit over the fence against George Mason in game one helping the Spartans win 2-1. In game two, Thomas completed a comeback victory against Charleston Southern by belting a game-winning solo shot to win 5-4. In the finale, Thomas helped UNCG rally again with a tiebreaking two-run bomb to defeat George Mason again 5-4.

Thomas finished the weekend with four RBI and a team-leading 1.625 slugging percentage. UNCG returns to action this weekend at the Alabama State Invitational Friday, Feb. 15 against Belmont at 11 a.m. The Spartans will face Alabama State, Belmont twice and Eastern Illinois twice.  

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country 
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball 
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Ciara Morris, Women's Basketball
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 - Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball  
Dec. 10 - Breonna Patterson, Women's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 23 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Holiday Break
Jan. 7 - Janae' Stevenson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 14 – Derrell Armstrong, Men's Basketball|
Jan. 21 – Paul Katam, Indoor Track & Field
Jan. 28 – Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball  
Feb. 4 - Randy Phillips, Men's Tennis 
Feb. 11 - Lindsay Thomas, Softball



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