|Born:||March 29, 1990|
In 2010 (Sophomore): Holly stood strong on the mound in 2010, compiling a 16-14 record alongside a 2.81 ERA...her 176 innings pitched led the team in that category...also led the team with 143 strikeouts and opposing batting avg at .243...her ten strikeout game against Alabama State (2/20) was the highest for any Tech pitcher all season...named to the all-OVC second team for her stellar postseason play...earned her first career OVC Pitcher of the Week honor by shutting down Morehead State (4/25)...recognized by the All-Tournament team for her excellence in pitching.
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.