Earlier this spring, Thomas, who carries a 3.65 grade-point average in Sport Studies, was the only MAC player selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Team and became the first Chippewa recognized since Sander Scott in 1993.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team equals the number set for the specific sport or 33 percent of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.