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Kaitlyn Thumann

School

Baylor

Position
Right Field
Major
Health Science Services / Pre-Med

Classroom

Kaitlyn Thumann carries a 3.47 cummulative GPA into her senior season and is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree, a six-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree and a two-time honoree of the Baylor Dean’s List.

Character

From Head Coach Glenn Moore: “Kaitlyn is a role model for kids and young athletes—one that you would want them to aspire to be. Her morals and values are top notch. She’s gone on mission trips and is always willing to speak and do community service, and speak to youth groups and classrooms. You’d never see her do anything that wasn’t sportsmanlike. She’s got incredible competitiveness, but does it between the lines. She represents Baylor in a great way and is a great ambassador for the school. Every aspect of her life is top-notch. She doesn’t slack off in any aspect. She’s a true friend to her teammates, and she’s very serious about both athletics and academics.”

In the fall of 2014, Thumann became the first student-athlete ever to be selected as Homecoming Queen at Baylor University. BU’s Homecoming queens are judged on scholarship, philanthropy, spiritual commitment and poise.

Community

Thumann’s community endeavors have included the following:
•  Summer 2011: Mission Trip Costa Rica
•  Fall 2011, 2012, 2013: Harvest Hoedown at Columbus Baptist Church
•  Fall 2011: Walk for the Homeless
•  Fall 2011: Read books to elementary school children
•  Fall 2011: Santa’s Workshop
•  Fall 2011: Baseball Olympics
•  Spring 2012: MDA Muscle Walk
•  Fall 2012: Spoke to Lorena High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes
•  Spring 2012: Banquet server at National Merit Banquet
•  Fall 2013, 2014: Feed My Starving Children Volunteer
•  Summer 2013: Ultimate Training Camp at Baylor University
•  2013-2015: Leadership 360 Member
•  Fall 2013, 2014: Operation Christmas Child
•  Spring 2014: Challenger Baseball
•  Summer 2014: Volunteer for Waco-McClennan Public Health District/Immunizations
•  Fall 2014: Volunteered as an FCA mentor for high school athletes in Waco
•  Spring 2015: South Bosque Elementary Community Read Day Volunteer
•  Spring 2015: FCA mentor to students at Tennyson Middle School

Competition

Thumann’s on-field honors include the following:
• Two-Time All-Big 12 selection
• 2014 NFCA All-Region Second Team
• BU Single-Season Record holder for runs scored (60, 2014).
• Led BU to a 2014 WCWS Semifinal appearance.
• Scored winning run in largest comeback in WCWS history vs. Kentucky (5/31), helping BU beat the Wildcats 8-7 after trailing 7-0 through five innings.
• Top 10 all-time at Baylor in doubles, batting average, on-base percentage and stolen bases.
• Holds school record for longest on-base streak (44 games, 2013-2014).
• First Baylor player in history to have 30 stolen bases and 30 RBI in a season (2013).