Took over the third base duties and led the team in batting last season as a sophomore ... Coaches are hoping he can pick up where he left off in '05 ... Puts the ball in play and hits to all parts of the field ... Had a school record four doubles against Savannah State ... Slumped briefly during the middle of the season but finished up with 12 multiple-hit performances in Tech's last 17 games, including 13 hits during the last five games of the year ... Started nine games at second base early in his freshman year but never gained a comfort level at the position ... Moved to third base where he had played in high school ... Got a chance to show what he could do at the hot corner during four late-season starts ... Started 46 games there last year ... Has a strong arm ... Still needs to be a little more consistent and focus on his footwork ... Will be counted on heavily this spring.
2004-05: Led the team with a .384 batting average and 31 runs batted in ... Hit .396 in ACC games ... Played in 47 games, starting all 47, including one at first base ... Posted a double and a single in four at bats during the opener against Villanova ... Drove in two runs and scored two during his five-hit outing against Savannah State ... Four of those hits were doubles ... Doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of the first High Point game ... Cooled down on Tech's trip to Maryland and GMU, going 4-for-14 (.286) ... Had an eight-game hitting streak broken at George Mason ... Was 4-for-8 at NCSU before being hit by a bad-hop grounder and missing three games ... Went 2-for-4 in each of the first two games with Miami ... Tripled and drove in two runs in 5-4 loss to ETSU ... Had another triple against Duke ... Hit his first career homer against Campbell ... Contributed a triple, two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored versus William & Mary ... Drove in two runs with a triple in win over WFU ... Was 8-for-13 (.615) in the series with five RBIs ... Started at first base in the second game of that series ... Hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games, carrying a .479 average (34-71) during that span ... Committed five errors during the first 10 games of the season, then had just five during his last 37 outings ... Finished with a .935 field average ... Led the team in multiple-hit games with 25 and had the top on-base percentage at .421 ... Contributed 16 doubles, four triples and one home run.
2003-04: Got 14 starts and played in a total of 27 games ... Had eight starts at second base and two at DH early in the season ... Opened the last four games of the year at third base ... Turned in 16 assists and five putouts during those contests ... Batted .236 with 13 hits in 55 at bats ... Contributed a double and a run batted in at UNC Wilmington ... Was 2-for-2 in a win at Georgetown ... Had two hits in three trips to the plate at Virginia ... Drove in two runs and scored another during a win at East Tennessee State.
High School: Played at Hoggard High where he lettered three seasons as a third baseman for Coach Jeep St. Ledger ... Batted .405 his senior season with eight doubles, two home runs, 26 runs scored and 20 runs batted in ... Stole six bases ... Earned all-conference and all-state honors ... Played in the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star Baseball Challenge ... Also participated in the East-West North Carolina State Games ... Was an all-conference pick his junior year when he carried a .533 batting average ... Contributed 11 doubles, a triple and three home runs ... Added 27 RBIs and 24 runs scored ... Helped his team to a 64-15 record and back-to-back conference championships his junior and senior years ... A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Bryan Foster Thomas ... Born 8/29/84 in Raleigh, NC ... Son of Ron and Janis Thomas ... Enrolled in finance.