Former McKinney High School softball star Ashley Thomas was named as the Player of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference for 2013.
Thomas is a junior shortstop at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.
Thomas currently leads the conference in batting average (.420), on-base percentage (.521), runs scored (56) and stolen bases (37). Her number improve during league play as she is hitting .471 with an on-base percentage of .550.
Thomas’ honor continues a streak of dominance for the Yellow Jackets – four straight seasons a school player has been named ACC Player of the Year, following Jen Yee in 2010 and Kelsi Weseman in 2011 and 2012.
She started all 54 games at shortstop and was the leadoff batter in all but two contests. Her 37 stolen bases this season are the fourth-most in a single season at Tech and her 95 career stolen bases are tied for the third most all-time at Tech. She also earned All-ACC first team honors