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Brandon Thomas

School

Georgia Tech

Position
Outfield
Major
Business Administration
AVG
.325
R
49
H
67
FLD%
1.000
RBI
30

Classroom

Brandon Thomas holds a 3.50 cumulative GPA in Business Administration and is a five-time member of the Georgia Tech Dean’s List.  He was selected second team Capital One Academic All-America and first team Academic All-District in 2012, and has twice been named to the Academic All-ACC team. Thomas received Faculty Honors in the Fall of 2009 from Georgia Tech.

Character

A leader both on and off the field, Thomas chose to return to Georgia Tech for his senior season after being drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates last year.  Thomas cited “unfinished business” at Georgia Tech, and the desire to help lead the Jackets to the College World Series as his main reasons for turning down the draft.

Community

Thomas has been just as active off the field, helping give back to his hometown of Atlanta in many ways.  He has volunteered his time at a number of Atlanta charities including the Ronald McDonald House.  He has been actively involved in LEAD, which is an Atlanta program designed to expand baseball in the inner city, and at the Matt Joyce baseball camps.  Brandon has also served as a confirmation sponsor at Holy Spirit church.  On campus, he has had involvement with Team Buzz.

Competition

Thomas enters his senior season as one of the most talented players in the Atlantic Coast Conference and among the 100 best players in all of college baseball.  He is a five-tool standout that led Georgia Tech offensively with a .360 average, hit 15 doubles, five triples, five home runs and stole 12 bases last season.  He was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in helping lead the Jackets to the 2012 ACC title, and also to the Gainesville All-Regional Team.  His .360 batting average in 2012 ranked fourth-best in the ACC and his on-base percentage of .481 was second-best in the conference.  For his three-year career, Thomas is a .322 hitter and ranks in Tech’s top 25 all-time in triples (10) and stolen bases (36).