| Taylor Thom
Earned 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Central Region Second Team honors ... named 2011 Big 12 Freshman of the Year while earning All-Big 12 First Team honors.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Started all 60 games for the Longhorns at shortstop ... stood fourth on the team with nine doubles and second in sacrifice bunts with eight ... ranked fifth on the squad with 28 runs batted in and seven stolen bases ... defensively, topped the Longhorns with 94 assists ... collected 10 multiple-hit games and six contests with two or more runs batted in .... recorded two hits in back-to-back games at No. 4 Oklahoma (May 5-6) ... collected two RBI along with a double on April 22 against Oklahoma State ... hit a solo home run at Iowa State (March 25) ... posted a season-high three hits at Iowa State (March 24) ... went two-for-four with one RBI against No. 2 California (March 15) at the Spring Fling tournament in Honolulu ... hit first home run of the season in a two-for-three performance against Colorado State (Feb. 12) ... tallied a season-high three RBI in a two-for-three performance on Feb. 10 against UTSA ... opened the season with a career-high eight-game hitting streak, snapped Feb. 23 against Cal State Northridge.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
The Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year who set a UT single-game record with five hits at Texas Tech on April 23 ... led all Big 12 hitters in league play with a .444 batting average ... tied for the team lead with 41 RBI and led club with 12 doubles ... ranked third on the squad with 11 homers and 13 stolen bases ... roped an RBI double in the Longhorns' 2-1 loss to No. 17 Baylor (May 15) ... hit a two-run homer and added a single in Texas' 6-3 loss at No. 8 Missouri (May 8) ... collected the previously mentioned Texas single-game record five hits and added two runs scored and an RBI as UT downed Texas Tech, 9-5 (April 23) ... tallied two hits, two RBI and a home run in Texas' 15-2 win at Texas Tech (April 22) ... helped Texas to a 6-1 win over Iowa State with three hits, including a solo homer, three runs scored and two stolen bases (April 17) ... posted a pair of hits, two stolen bases and an RBI in Texas' 4-3 win against No. 20 Texas A&M (April 6) ... connected for a two-run home run and an RBI single in a 9-2 victory against Fresno State (March 18) ... went three-for-three with a two-run single, a solo homer and two runs scored in the Longhorns' 12-0 win over No. 4 Washington (March 17) ... recorded five-straight multi-RBI games in Texas' five-game tournament sweep at the Judi Garman Classic (March 17-20) ... led all players at the tournament with 13 RBI ... registered two hits, a home run and a season-best four RBI in UT's 5-0 win over Hofstra (March 4) ... posted a three-for-four outing with three RBI, a homer and two runs scored as Texas downed Colorado State, 12-4 (Feb. 19) ... tallied a two-run homer and an RBI double in the a 14-4 victory against Louisville (Feb. 13).
Played club softball for the Texas Blaze for head coach J.B. Slimp ... led club to a 13th-place finish at the 2010 ASA 18U Gold National Championship and a third-place finish at the 2010 Colorado Independence Day tournament.
A four-year letterwinner at Vista Ridge High School ... three-time Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State selection (2008-10) ... four-time Austin American-Statesman All-CenTex honoree, including the CenTex MVP honor in 2010 ... four-time all-district selection ... named 2010 District 16-5A MVP and 2008-09 District Offensive Player of the Year ... 2007 District Newcomer of the Year ... three-time Hill Country News Dazzling Dozen honoree ... led Vista Ridge to the University Interscholastic League State Semifinals in 2009 and to the regional finals in 2007 and 2008 ... posted a .528 batting average with 50 runs scored, 21 RBI, 15 doubles and 34 stolen bases as a senior 2010 TGCA Academic All-State selection ... four-time academic all-district honoree.
Full name is Taylor Ann Thom ... born Sept. 11, 1991, in Austin, Texas ... daughter of Thomas and Sheri Thom ... has two brothers, Mason (19) and Ethan (12) ... majoring in corporate communication ... three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection (Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and Spring 2012).