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.
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.