Thacker Named Summit League Athlete of the Month
Monday, April 14, 2008

ELMHURST, Ill.—The Summit League conference office has announced that Centenary softball pitcher Ryan Thacker has been named The Summit League Female Athlete of the Month for March.


Thacker, a sophomore pitcher from Alto, Texas, earned the honor after leading the Ladies to a 16-2 record on the month, including a school-record 14 straight wins. A two-time Summit League Pitcher of the Week during the month, she went 9-2 with a 1.44 ERA in March. She had 56 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched and walked just 10 batters.


Thacker was 6-0 in the month in Summit League games, helping the Ladies to a 9-0 mark in league play. She closed out the month with eight straight wins. She surrendered just two runs in 33 innings of Summit League play for a 0.42 ERA with 40 strikeouts to only four walks.