DALLAS – After delivering three home runs in WKU’s pivotal three-game series win
over North Texas this past weekend, Hilltopper Softball’s Jordan Thomas has been
recognized as Conference USA’s Player of the Week the league office announced
Monday. The Red and White’s leadoff batter, Thomas opened both of Saturday’s tilts
with a homer before adding her third longball of the weekend in her second trip to
the plate on Sunday.
“What a weekend Jordan Thomas had for us at the plate and in the field,” head coach
Amy Tudor shared of her second baseman. “She set the tone for us in a big way. It is
so special to me that she was honored as Player of the Week for her performance as
she wore ‘Cat’ for my mom on the tape on her arm all weekend. I am so proud of her
and her performance; she is well-deserving of this honor.”
Thomas only delivered extra-base hits across the weekend series, putting up an
outrageous 1.556 slugging percentage while hitting .444. In WKU’s 3-1 game two win,
Thomas scored all three of the team’s runs after going 2-for-3 at the plate along
with a walk and stolen base.
The Lebanon, Ky., native finished the weekend 4-for-9 at the plate with five runs
scored, three runs batted in, three home runs and a double; not to mention her
perfect fielding rate at second base.
Thomas is the second Hilltopper to earn Player of the Week recognition from
Conference USA this season after Jordan Vorbrink collected co-honors on April 1.
Thomas and Vorbrink are the first two WKU players to earn C-USA Player of the Week
recognition. The award is the first of Thomas’ career on The Hill.
With the big weekend from Thomas, WKU Softball was able to take down fellow
first-place team North Texas in a crucial series. The Hilltoppers are now 29-9 on
the season and 12-3 in Conference USA play.