Tigers have four players earn SEC postseason honors
4-3-10 Alabama vs Auburn
Career ... Auburn career leader and ninth in SEC history in strikeouts with 796 ... In AU history, ranks first in batting average against (.179), fourth in wins (42), third in appearances (111), third in complete games (43), third in innings pitched (545.2), fourth in shutouts (12) and first in strikeouts per 7 IP (10.2) ... Holds AU record for most strikeouts in a game, 18 vs. Middle Tennessee (2/20/09), which is also tied for fourth-most in a seven-inning game in NCAA history.
2009 ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team ... Appeared in 39 games with 28 starts ... Posted 15-17 record with 2.28 ERA, 269 strikeouts and a .181 opponent batting average ... Finished 15th in NCAA in Strikeouts per 7 IP with 9.4 per and 24th in Strikeouts ... Had 10 double-digit strikeout performances ... Ranked among SEC top 10 in ERA (6th), Opponent's Batting Average (3rd), Strikeouts (2nd), Strikeouts Looking (4th), Innings Pitched (7th) ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 25) after posting a 3-0 record without allowing a run and just five hits in wins vs. Troy, Winthrop and Middle Tennessee ... In those games, threw 19.2 innings, struck out 44 and set the Auburn single-game strikeout record with 18 vs. Middle Tennessee ... Against Middle Tennessee, the first 14 outs of the game were strikeouts and only three outs for the game were non-strikeouts (two infield pop ups and one foul out to first).
2008 ... Named Second Team All-SEC ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished ninth in SEC in ERA (1.93), sixth in opponent's batting average (.187), 10th in innings pitched (159.1), tied for first in saves (5), third in strikeouts (236) and fifth in strikeouts looking (54).
2007 ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... SEC Freshman of the Week April 30 after going 3-0 against South Carolina ... SEC Freshman of the Week Feb. 19 after going 2-0 at the Tiger Invitational ... Went 15-15 with a 1.72 ERA in 187 innings ... Finished the SEC regular season second with 291 strikeouts.
High School ... High school coach was Alicia DeRosier ... Holds the state of Alabama and national record with 2,322 strikeouts ... Set state record for strikeouts in a season with 657 in 2006, breaking a record she had previously held ... Gatorade Player of the Year for Alabama in 2005 and 2006.
Personal ... Born Oct. 11, 1987, to Gary and Anne Thompson ... Has one sister, Caroline, 19 ... Major: Finance and Accounting.