Jayhawks drop sixth in a row to close the regular season
Awards and Honors
Summer 2009: Invited to try out for the U.S. National Team (Collegiate) ... Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League ... Batted .293 with eight doubles, a homer and 14 RBIs in 20 games.
2009 (Sophomore): Recorded the first Triple Crown in Big 12 history, leading the league in batting average (.389), home runs (21) and RBIs (82) ... Named Second Team All-America by Ping! Baseball and Third Team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Louisville Slugger ... Also named First Team All-Central Region, All-Big 12 and to the Big 12 Championship and Chapel Hill Region All-Tournament teams ... Set school record in homers and total bases (186) ... Finished with the second-most hits (96) and doubles (27) in a season in team history ... Opened the season on a 14-game hitting streak (Feb. 20-March 17), to extend a hitting streak from the previous season to 23 games ... Led the team in multi-hit games (31) and multi-RBI games (23) ... Collected three hits and two RBIs against Memphis (Feb. 20) ... Drove in three runs in KU's 9-3 victory at No. 21 Arkansas (Feb. 24) ... Hit first home run of the season against North Dakota (March 4) ... Went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer against No. 4 Arizona State (March 13) ... Went 6-for-11 with two doubles and a homer in the series against the Sun Devils ... Recorded first multi-homer game of the season against Western Illinois (March 25) ... Went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs against No. 7 Baylor (April 5) ... Hit a walk-off double in the 10th inning to complete three-game sweep of No. 17 Oklahoma State (April 12) ... Hit two homers at Texas Tech (April 19) ... Hit two home runs and drove in a season-high six runs at No. 9 Oklahoma (May 3) ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (May 4) ... Hit a game-tying grand slam in the ninth inning to tie a game at Missouri (May 10) ... Collected a season-high four hits in the opening game of the Big 12 Baseball Championship against No. 11 Kansas State (May 20) ... Hit a grand slam in the Big 12 Championship game against Baylor ... Recorded four hits, including two doubles and a homer, in NCAA Tournament win against No. 15 Coastal Carolina (May 31) ... Ended the season hitting safely in 20 straight games.
2008 (Freshman): Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Played in 53 games, making 51 starts at third base ... Hit .276 with five homers and 18 RBIs ... Hit .319 against Big 12 opponents with three homers, 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored ... Batted .302 against right-handed pitching ... Hit .326 when leading off an inning ... Hit .338 in games at Hoglund Ballpark ... Finished with 12 multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-4 in his first collegiate game, at Hawaii-Hilo (2/22) ... Hit first collegiate home run against North Dakota State (3/8) ... Collected a season-high three hits with a solo home run at Baylor (4/5) ... Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs against Oklahoma (5/2) ... Also had three hits, including a double, against Missouri (5/9) ... Enters season with a nine-game hitting streak.
Galena HS: Lettered four times for head coach Gary McNamara ... Named first team all-state as a utility player during junior year ... Also selected all-league as a third baseman and as a pitcher ... Led team to a league championship in 2005 and a Zone Championship in 2006 ... Hit .490 with 23 home runs and 83 RBIs in his first three high school seasons ... Also compiled a 16-7 record with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances on the mound ... A three-time academic letter-winner ... Played for the Sierra Spartans in the Joe Dimaggio Summer League ... Hit .750 with 22 home runs and led the Spartans to a second-place finish.
Personal: Son of Tim and Terry Thompson ... A pre-physical therapy major.