|Birth Date:||March 29, 1990|
In 2009 (Freshman): Holly started 27 games at
pitcher in her debut season, striking out 118 batters in 183.1
innings and earning the team awards of Pitcher of the Year and
Freshman of the Year...an OVC All-Newcomer Team honoree, she
finished the year with a 14-16 record and team-best 2.90
ERA...pitched a no-hitter against Tennessee Wesleyan (3/19),
striking out seven and allowing just two walks...finished the
season with three shutouts and 19 complete games...hurled two
shutouts late in the season against eventual OVC Tournament
Champion UT Martin...on the offensive side, belted five home runs
and four doubles and led the team in walks with 24...went 3-for-3
with a home run and four RBIs in her first collegiate game against
Campbell (2/6)...went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and
three RBIs against Kennesaw State (2/14)...earned a spot on both
the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Athletic
Director’s Honor Roll.
High School: Holly played two sports, softball and volleyball, while at Ooltewah High School including playing softball all four years for coach Norma Nelson...lettered each year on the diamond as a pitcher and outfielder...helped her team to a 20-6 record her junior season with an ERA of 0.35 and batted .430...helped OHS to the 2008 Tennessee State Championship with a record of 46-3...was named All-City Best of Preps Player of the Year and Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year.
Personal: Holly Ellen Thomas is the daughter of Norman and Ellen Thomas of Chattanooga, Tenn...birthday is March 29, 1990...majoring in pre-physical therapy.