KU's Thompson Named to All-Big 12 Tournament Team

May 24, 2009


Kansas sophomore Tony Thompson has been named to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team, which was announced Sunday shortly after the completion of the championship game.

Thompson, a sophomore third baseman from Reno, Nev., hit .583 during the tournament (7-for-12) with three doubles and a homer. His home run – a grand slam against Baylor Saturday – was his 19th of the season, which set KU’s school record for most in a season. He has already set two school records with 19 homers and 168 total bases, and is in the midst of a 16-game hitting streak.

Thompson becomes the first Jayhawk to be named to the Big 12’s All-Tournament team since 2006, when Matt Baty, Erik Morrison and Ryne Price were all selected.

Big 12 Champion Texas led the way with three All-Tournament Team honorees, including its Most Outstanding Player, Brandon Loy. The Longhorns defeated Missouri in the championship game, 12-7.

Kansas (37-22) will learn its NCAA Tournament fate at 11:30 a.m. Monday when the NCAA Selection Show airs live on ESPN.