Chelsea Thomas' three-peat
Updated On: May 29 2013 10:21:20 PM CDT
Add another amazing accolade to the collegiate resume of Chelsea Thomas.
Wednesday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Thomas a First Team All-American. It is the third time in her career she has earned the honor.
The winningest pitcher in Mizzou history (111-31), Thomas was 24-6 in 2013 with a 1.16 ERA, which was sixth best in the nation.
She struck out 232 batters in 198.1 innings of work, a strikeout total that stands ninth in school history even after a season marred by numerous weather-related game cancellations. Thomas’ efforts from 2011 (397 strikeouts) and 2012 (306 strikeouts) rank as the top two single-season marks.
Thomas was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year this season, adding to her two Big 12 Pitcher of the Year honors in 2011 and 2012.
Not only is Thomas a fantastic hurler, but she was also put on the All-SEC Defensive Team.
Thomas earned five SEC Pitcher of the Week awards in 2013, becoming just the second player in SEC history to win five weekly pitcher awards in a single season (Monica Abbott, Tennessee, 2005).
Thomas’ recognition is the 10th All-America selection in seventh-year head coach Ehren Earleywine’s tenure.
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