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#21 Alana Thomas
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
High School: Oconee County HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career statistics Career statistics
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics 2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics

Awards

  • 2011 CAA Tournament MVP
  • 2011 CAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 GSU Ron Curry Determination Award
  • 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 CAA All Rookie-Team
  • 2009 Second Team All-CAA
  • One CAA Pitcher of the Week Award

Career
  • Won 44 games in career with a career ERA of 2.34
  • Named the Most Outstanding Performer of the 2011 CAA Tournament
  • Also named 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on All-CAA second and All-Rookie teams
  • Named to the Dean’s List six semesters and the A.D.’s Honor Roll for two

2012
  • Named the CAA Pitcher of the Week on February 21
  • Held a 11-8 record along with a 2.37 ERA
  • Appeared in 24 games, making 22 starts
  • Threw a complete game and got the win against Chattanooga
  • Earned the win in a combined shutout against Georgia Southern, going 5.0 innings while allowing three hits
  • Got the win out of the bullpen during the Panthers’ 7-5 comeback victory over Western Carolina, going 3.2 innings while only allowing two hits
  • Took the loss against Auburn, allowing six runs in 1.2 innings worked
  • Threw back-to-back complete game shutouts against Rhode Island and Furman, striking out ten batters during the two games, including a career-high seven vs. Rhode Island
  • Won her sixth game of 2012 against Jacksonville State, giving up two runs on three hits
  • Took the loss to Mercer, despite allowing only two earned runs and striking out five
  • Earned her seventh win and fifth complete game of the season in the 1-3 win over Kennesaw State
  • Suffered two losses during the Hofstra series, allowing 11 runs in two starts vs. the Pride
  • Picked up her fifth complete game and third shutout in a 4-0 win over Towson, striking out a career high nine batters and walking none
  • Toss a second consecutive shutout in a 2-0 win at Furman, allowing only four hits and striking out three
  • Third consecutive shutout came in a 8-0 win over UNCW
  • Combined with reliever Erin Collins for a shutout victory at Delaware
  • Took two losses against Hofstra during the CAA tournament
  • Named to the Dean’s List both semesters

2011
  • Started 25 games in the circle, while appearing in 30 total
  • Conference-only ERA (0.60) was lowest in CAA
  • Overall, won nine games and had a 2.13 ERA
  • Struck out a career-high 62 batters
  • Named Most Outstanding Performer of CAA Tournament
  • Notched first win of season against Georgia Southern, allowing only one run in 5.1 innings
  • Picked up a save against Appalachian State, going 1.1 hitless innings
  • Went six innings in 1-0 win over Kennesaw State, allowing only four hits
  • Picked up a 3-0 win over UNCW, going 6.1 innings while allowing four hits and no runs and striking out four
  • Allowed one run on two hits in five innings in a 12-1 victory over Delaware
  • Worked a complete game shutout in an 8-0 victory over James Madison, allowing five hits in five innings before the Panthers run-ruled the Dukes
  • Hurled a complete game shutout in a 4-0 victory over George Mason
  • Named Most Outstanding Performer of CAA Tournament after allowing only one earned run in 17.1 innings of work, including a three-hit shutout in the championship-clinching 2-0 victory over Hofstra
  • Suffered the 1-0 loss to Hofstra early in the tournament despite allowing no earned runs and only three hits
  • Went four innings, allowing a run on four hits in a 4-2 victory over the Pride to send the CAA Tournament to one final game
  • Pitched brilliantly in title game, throwing a three-hit shutout in GSU’s 2-0 victory
  • Named to the Dean’s List both semesters
  • Earned the Ron Curry Determination Award at GSU’s Awards Banquet

2010
  • Claimed her second consecutive 12-win season going 12-5 with a 2.04 ERA
  • Appeared in 24 games, starting 15, and pitched 103.0 innings
  • Accumulated three saves
  • Pitched a gem in the CAA Championships against James Madison, allowing only three hits and no runs after surrendering three in the first inning, as the Panthers rallied to eliminate the Dukes, 4-3, and advance to the CAA Championship game
  • Pitched a complete-game shutout against Western Carolina, allowing only five hits as GSU won 5-0
  • Pitched all nine innings in a Panther 8-7 extra-inning victory over East Tennessee State
  • Also pitched five scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over Georgia Southern and four perfect innings against Siena in a 4-2 victory
  • Pitched four perfect innings in the Panthers 1-0 victory over Towson to end the regular season and complete the sweep of the Tigers
  • Went six scoreless innings against George Mason as Georgia State won 6-0 to clinch its fourth straight 30-win season
  • Pitched eight innings in two days against Drexel, allowing no runs as the Panthers won both games
  • Earned AD’s Honor Roll both semesters

2009
  • Became the fourth consecutive Panther to be named the CAA Rookie of the Year
  • Named to the second-team All-CAA and All-Rookie squads
  • Finished the season with a 12-7 record and an ERA of 2.78
  • Appeared in 25 games and recorded four shutouts
  • Played 126.0 innings and struck out 37 batters
  • Held batters to a .281 average
    Named to the Dean’s List both semesters

Prep
  • Attended Oconee County High School where she was on the Honor Roll all four years
  • Four-year letterwinner in softball
  • 2006 AAA Pitcher of the Year
  • Named the 2007 AAA State Co-Player of the Year and the Northeast Georgia Player of the Year

Personal
  • Born May 18, 1990 in Macon, Ga.
  • Parents are Donnie and Martha Thomas
  • Sister, Liz, played softball for Georgia State and graduated in the spring of 2010
  • Enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and playing intramural sports
  • Major is political science

 

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