#33 Candice Thompson
Candice is a talented player that is both physically and mentally tough. She is great at reading the runners and has the arm to back it up. Candice adds experience to the catching staff, and will also transition to the outfield this season. She has been a starter since her freshman year as a Bulldog.
Hometown: Alamo, Tenn.
Previous School: Crockett County HS
Before Union: Thompson prepped at Crockett County High School were she was a three-sport athlete including softball, volleyball, and basketball. In softball, she was named All-District and All-District Tournament in each of her four seasons of play. Thompson also was named All-West Tennessee as a freshman and Team MVP as a freshman and sophomore. She helped lead her travel team, the Northwest Tennessee Spirits, to the USSSA State Tournament and was named the MVP of the tournament. In volleyball, Thompson was a four-time All-District player and a three-time All-District Tournament performer. She was also named District MVP as a sophomore, Region MVP as a senior, and All-State MVP. In basketball, Thompson was named to the All-District Academic team as a senior. Thompson excelled in academics, as well as athletics, while at Crockett County as she earned the honor of Valedictorian of her class with a 100.39 grade average. She was a member of the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Thompson also earned such honors as Academic Gold Bar, Academic Letter, Most Athletic, Who's Who, Captain's Council, Girl's State, Principal's Honor Roll, Honors English, Star Student, Crockett Youth Leadership, and Basketball Homecoming Queen.
Related News Release(s)|
5/19/2009 - Union softball places four on NAIA Scholar Athlete List
4/30/2009 - Union softball places six on All-Conference list