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MU senior Chelsea Thomas earns first-team softball All-America honors for third time

Updated: 2013-05-30T03:44:37Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— Chelsea Thomas’ softball career at Missouri is over, but the awards keep rolling in. On Wednesday, Thomas was chosen a first-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the third time.

Thomas, one of 18 players to receive the honor, was 24-6 with a 1.16 ERA and 232 strikeouts in 198 1/3 innings as a senior, when she was also chosen Southeastern Conference pitcher of the year after being left off the preseason all-league team.

Thomas finished her Missouri career as the school leader in wins with 111. The Tigers’ season ended Friday in a two-game sweep by Washington in a NCAA Super Regional series at University Field.

• Kansas senior outfielder Maggie Hull was chosen as a third-team All-American by the NFCA.

 

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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