|| Shannon Thomas
Columbus Regional (2010):
-Notched her 15th sacrifice bunt of the season vs. OSU, which helped Jamia Reid score
-Had a two-run single and then scored in the second against the Buckeyes
-Made two put outs and had one assist vs. Kentucky
-Walked and stole second before scoring in the first against Bucknell
-Singled in the third vs. the Bison and scored off Arioto's homer
2010 Quick Hits:
-Starting second baseman in every game but one
-Fourth on the team with her .332 batting averaged
-Named All-Pac-10 honorable mention and to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region second team
-A perfect two-spot hitter with a conference-leading 15 sacrifice bunts
-Also tallied 31 steals, bringing her two-year career total to 64, good for second place on the all-time list
2009 Quick Hits:
-Has the second-highest single season stolen base total in Cal history with 33
-Tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with eight sacrifice bunts and third in stolen bases (33)
-Returned home to the Bay Area after playing two seasons with Texas (2006-07).
2007 Quick Hits (Texas):
-Earned NFCA All-Midwest Region first team and All-Big 12 second-team honors
-Left as Texas' single-season record holder in stolen bases (35) and career leader in triples (13)
-Started all 55 games, playing left field and second base, leading the squad in batting average (.326), hits (60), runs (36) and stolen bases (35) [all career highs]
2006 Quick Hits (Texas):
-Appeared in all 64 games, starting 62 (42 at second base, 19 in left field, one at designated player)
-Majoring in social welfare
-Played her senior year at Freedom High School (Oakley, Calif.) under head coach Michele Biglow after transferring from Deer Valley High School (Antioch, Calif.), where she played her first three years
-Second-team all-state as a senior as she helped Freedom finish the season ranked 11th in California
-An All-Northern California performer
-Four-time all-league shortstop
-Twice named to the Contra Costa Times list of top 100 prep athletes
-Maintained a batting average of at least .375 in each of her four seasons of high school ball
-Also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore at Deer Valley
-Played the 2005 season for the O.C. Batbusters in Orange County, Calif., under Tyrone Davis
-The Batbusters placed third at the 2005 Under-18 Gold Nationals in Salinas, Calif.
-Previously played for the San Jose Strikers in San Jose, Calif., under head coach Tom Sorci
-Strikers placed ninth at the 2003 Under-18 Gold Nationals.
Why I Chose Cal:
"I love California. It's where I'm from and a great place to be."
GETTING TO KNOW SHANNON...
Places I want to travel: London, Africa and Japan
Ideal job after Cal: Working with under privileged children
Weird fact not many people know about me: I talk out loud to remember the things I need to do throughout the day
Reality show I want to be on: MTV's "The Real World, New York"
Secret food cravings: Buffalo pretzels
In my spare time: I play Guitar Hero
THOMAS' CAREER STATISTICS
Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB
2009 57 161 33 44 .273 0 2 0 8 15 20 33-36
2010 62 179 47 59 .330 5 2 1 22 15 21 31-36
Totals 119 340 80 103 .303 5 4 1 30 30 41 64-62