Student-athlete profile, Amy Thomas, Cal Baptist softball

AMY THOMAS

Cal Baptist University

Softball

The lowdown: The senior pitcher has helped the Lancers (37-3) to a No. 2 national ranking. Is 20-2 with an 0.75 ERA and 122 strikeouts and 85 hits allowed in 141 innings. Played her first two seasons at Cal State Dominguez Hills, then transferred as a junior which allowed her to play with older sister Candice. Earned GSAC, regional and national pitcher of the years honors last year as a junior when she went 28-2 with an 0.56 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 188 innings. Carries a 3.4 GPA.

Age: 21

Hometown: Barstow

High school: Barstow High School, 2004

Major: Kinesiology

Favorite athlete: Jon Garland (Hes an amazing pitcher).

Favorite team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Role model: My mom because she is so strong and accomplishes everything she sets her mind to.

Most memorable sports moment: Receiving NAIA Pitcher of the Year last year at nationals. It came as a pleasant surprise to me, one I will never forget.

Most embarrassing sports moment: Running off the field when there were only two outs in the inning.

Person most influential in your athletic success: My parents both played huge roles in my success. My dad may have been the one on the field but my mom was at home working hard and pushing me on academics.

Best advice anyone has ever given you: Real pitchers paint the black.

Pre-game ritual or superstition: I need to pitch with a fake nail on my right index finger. My teammates think it is all in my head but I know it helps.

Cant miss TV show: One Tree Hill

Last good book you read: I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. It gave me a whole different perspective on the Christian way of dating.

Favorite food: Italian (especially Olive Garden)

Favorite movie: The Notebook

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere I can get a good deep tissue massage, and of course the beach just reading a good book.

Other hobbies: Yoga, pilates, volleyball, shopping and surfing.

Whats in your CD player/iPOD: Three Doors Down, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Gracin, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood.

 

What do you want to be doing in five years?: I would like to be a successful physical therapist helping others.

- Compiled by Michelle Gardner