Appeared and started in 40 games… hit .357 (41-for-115)… Earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team Honors... Named All-SoCon First Team… earned Preseason SoCon First Team Honors… earned CoSIDA Academic All-District III honors for the third consecutive year…had 43 runs batted in ranking second on the team and hit eight home runs… had a .643 slugging percentage and .434 on base percentage… appeared in three games in the circle for UNCG with an 0-2 record in four and a third innings of work… in conference play hit .326 with a team-best 15 RBI with 29 total bases… had 11 multi-hit games and led the team with 12 multi-RBI games… reached base in nine straight games and had a six-game hit streak during the season… hit a walk-off grand slam against Mercer (4/9) in her first weekend back from injury en route to being named SoCon Player of the Week (4/4-4/10)… tied her career-high for three hits in a game twice this…. Had a pair of home runs against NC Central (3/6)… began the season with five-consecutive multi-hit games and tallied four RBI against No. 25 NC State (2/13)… finished her career with a .362 batting average and 31 home runs, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the UNCG record books… her 147 career RBI rank fourth all time while she finishes with 88 career walks, also tied for fourth… posted a 22-17 record in the circle with three saves ranking sixth on the all-time UNCG saves list.
Saw action in all 47 games, starting all 47 at DP, first base, outfield or pitcher ... named NFCA All-Mideast Region second team ... selected SoCon first team All-Conference at utility ... named CoSIDA Academic first team All-District III for second straight season ... hit a career-high .388 and set career bests in hits (57), doubles (10) and at bats (147) ... had 10 home runs and 44 RBI, both second best on the team ... was 8-8 with a 4.41 ERA and set career highs in games started (16), complete games (6), saves (2), innings pitched (100.0) and strikeouts (47) ... 13 games with two or more hits ... multiple RBI in 11 games, including a two home run day with six RBI against North Carolina A&T (March 31) ... tied the school record with a 16-game hitting streak ... recorded a hit or a walk in 42 of 47 games ... finished with four home runs against conference opponents ... led the team with a 6-4 record in the circle during SoCon play ... threw a complete game shutout in seven innings against UMass Lowell (Feb. 7) ... earned her second save of the season against ETSU (May 7) in the SoCon Tournament ... threw a complete game against Western Carolina (April 3) and allowed just one earned run ... honored as SoCon softball Player of the Week (March 9) ... hit a home run with three RBI against NC State (March 18) ... ended the season with three hits, including a two-run home run against ETSU (May 7) and a hit versus Mercer (May 6) in the SoCon Tournament ... was awarded a SoCon Commissioner's Medal (3.5 GPA or higher) ... made the SoCon honor roll.
Played in 54 games, starting 52 at DP or in the outfield ... selected NFCA Mideast All-Region third team ... named first team All-SoCon at utility ... named CoSIDA Academic first team All-District III ... hit .352 on 50 hits, 33 runs scored, seven doubles, 13 home runs (third-best in school history), 53 RBI (fourth-best in school history) and led the team with 37 walks ... finished 9-5 in the circle with 33 appearances, starting nine games and had one complete game ... threw 91.1 innings and struck out a career best 34 ... went 3-for-3 with a career-high six RBI and a three-run home run against Norfolk State (Feb. 16) ... had two RBI against Army (Feb. 21) ... was 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Hampton (Feb. 23) ... threw a career-high 6.2 innings with three strikeouts in game two against Virginia Tech (Feb. 18) ... earned her first victory of the season against UNCW (Feb. 28) after throwing five shutout innings in relief ... earned SoCon Player of the Week after tying a school record with three home runs and breaking a school record with eight RBI in game two against Gardner-Webb (Mar. 11) also earned the win in relief ... hit a two-run home run off SoCon pitcher of the month Sarah Purvis against Georgia Southern (Mar. 16) ... had a solo home run in the series finale against Samford (Mar. 23) ... went 3-for-4 with a double, solo home run and five RBI in the series finale against Chattanooga (Mar. 30) ... threw four shutout innings in a win against Samford (Mar. 22) ... had four hits and three RBI in the doubleheader against Liberty (April 2) ... had a eight-game hitting from Mar. 30 through April 9 ... hit a three run home run in the series finale against Furman (April 6) ... threw three shutout innings against Furman (April 6) ... was 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBI in a doubleheader at Charlotte (April 16) ... had four hits, two runs scored and an RBI in the doubleheader against Charlotte (April 23) ... In the three-game series at Appalachian State (April 26-27), hit three home runs with seven hits, five runs scored and nine RBI ... earned her sixth victory as a pitcher in the wild game two at Appalachian State, winning 20-19 ... picked up two wins in the circle against Elon (May 3-4) ... picked up a victory in the SoCon tournament against Georgia Southern (May 9) to send UNCG into the championship game, threw four innings and allowed just two earned runs.
Finished with a 5-2 record with one save in 22 appearances, two starts ... pitched 49 innings with 27 strikeouts ... also played 26 games, two starts as a hitter ... hit .300 with nine hits, three doubles, a triple and seven RBI ... earned her first career win in relief at Charleston Southern (Feb. 9), throwing two scoreless innings with one strikeout ... picked up her first career pinch-hit against Quinnipiac (Feb. 23) ... struck out a season-best five in six relief innings against Marshall (Feb. 25) ... earned the win against Drexel (Feb. 25), throwing two scoreless innings with two strikeouts ... earned her third win in relief against Dayton (March 1) ... made first career start against Virginia (March 3) ... picked up first save against Samford (March 9) ... had two hits, including her first start in the outfield in the doubleheader against Furman (Mar. 23) ... earned her fourth win in relief after tossing 2.2 innings with one strikeout against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 21) ... started in game one against Virginia Tech (April 2) and went 2.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits ... had a pinch-hit RBI against UNCW (April 16) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in a start in game two against North Carolina Central (April 18) ... picked up her fifth win, throwing two scoreless innings in game two against North Carolina Central (April 18) ... threw 4.2 innings, including three scoreless against North Carolina (April 24) with two strikeouts ... picked up an RBI against Appalachian State in the SoCon Tournament (May 9).
Played four years as a pitcher at Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif. … Led her team to the Pacific Coast League title, first in school history, earning first team All-Pacific Coast honors … finished with 16 of the team’s 18 total wins her senior season … also played in the coaches all-star game … was a second-team All-Pacific Coast player as a junior, taking team MVP honors … was 16-8 with a 1.75 ERA, when she also hit .453 with 14 RBI en route to an Irvine World News All-City selection … also played four years of volleyball and was a member of the dance theater team, serving as a team captain last year.… played summer ball with the Firecrackers out of Long Beach, Calif., for two years.
Nicole Christine Thomas... born Feb. 12, 1994, in Irvine, Calif. ... daughter of David and Carol... has two siblings, Laura and Lindsay … twin sister Lindsay is a catcher and teammate at UNCG … older sister Laura played softball for one year at Northwood … major is Kinesiology.