Thomas Selected to USA Softball's Player of the Year Watch List

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago February 01, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Friday, February 01 2013 Friday, February 01, 2013 1:40:00 PM CST in Tiger Talk
Source: Patrick Crawford

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- University of Missouri senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas has been named to the "Watch List" for the 2013 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) and USA Softball announced Friday. In its 12th year of recognizing outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players, the award has 50 total student-athletes from across the country on its initial list.

Thomas backed up her outstanding 2011 season with another phenomenal run for Mizzou's 2012 season. She became the first player in Mizzou history to be named a two-time First Team All-American. She was also named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, becoming just the second player in Big 12 history to win the award more than once. For the 2012 season, Thomas, as a junior, posted a 27-9 record with a 1.16 earned run average (ERA), which ranked fifth in the nation.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2011, Thomas pitched to a 32-8 record and led the entire country with a 0.95 ERA. She dominated multiple statistical categories; finishing in the top-10 in hits allowed per seven innings (7th, 3.77), shutouts (T-8th, 13), strikeouts (fourth, 397), strikeouts per seven innings (9th, 10.4) and wins (T-6th, 32).

Thomas' inclusion in the 2013 "Top 50 Watch List" marks her third career USA Softball watch list recognition. Thomas was one of three finalists for the award in 2011 after not being named in the initial top 50. She advanced to the final 25 finalists last season. Thomas was on the 2010 season's beginning watch list but was forced out of the lineup due to injury and received a medical hardship waiver. Heading into 2013, Thomas ranks third in career wins at Mizzou with 87 and third in career shutouts (38). She has additionally earned first team academic all-conference honors three times (2010, 11, 12) and was recognized as a CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American last season.

The Tigers open their season with their annual Black & Gold Game on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m., with a location to be determined. Mizzou begins the 2013 schedule at UC Santa Barbara's Gaucho Classic on Friday, Feb. 15. 

More News

Grid
List
MOBERLY – Mid-Missourians could immerse themselves in history this Memorial Day weekend at a World War II reenactment in Moberly.... More >>
14 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:39:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
CENTRALIA — A Memorial Day display in Centralia is one that turns heads as people pass by. The "Avenue... More >>
16 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 5:26:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - VFW Post 2657 celebrated Memorial Day with the sale of “Buddy” Poppies. VFW members and volunteers stood... More >>
19 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:08:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The 28th annual Salute to Veterans Celebration and Air Show took flight Saturday at the Columbia Regional Airport.... More >>
21 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:08:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health... More >>
21 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:54:44 PM CDT in News
BUTLER (AP) — A western Missouri community is grieving after the death of a spunky 12-year-old who was killed in... More >>
22 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 11:41:14 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – While many convenience stores are working extra hours to keep up with record-breaking Memorial Day travel predictions ,... More >>
23 hours ago May 28, 2016 May 28, 2016 Saturday, May 28 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016 11:02:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 11:10:23 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Friday after he was shot twice.... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 10:52:00 PM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the death of a man whose body was... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 8:15:25 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Friday as severe storms could bring more flooding throughout... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 7:38:00 PM CDT in News
CASSVILLE (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Missouri say an 8-year-old boy has drowned in a creek. The Missouri State... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 6:34:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Local troopers remind Missouri residents what's important this Memorial Day weekend while on waters. The Missouri State... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 6:01:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield is pouring millions of dollars into political committees before the Aug. 2... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 5:44:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man is accused of assaulting a female city animal control officer and... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 5:28:51 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — A pursuit that ended with a wrong way crash on Providence Road on Wednesday morning led to charges... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 4:13:00 PM CDT in Target 8
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A prominent GOP political donor is again supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as he runs for... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 3:50:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned consumers on Friday about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scam calls. ... More >>
1 day ago May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 3:35:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 78°
11am 79°
12pm 81°
1pm 82°
2pm 83°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:00a
The Chica Show
10:30a
Noodle and Doodle
11:00a
2016 French Open
10:00a
Christian Worship Hour
10:30a
In Search of the Lord's Way
11:00a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Carmichael Show
7:30p
The Carmichael Show
8:00p
American Ninja Warrior
6:30p
Primal Fear
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Cougar Town