Thompson Signs With Univ. of Dallas

Brittany Thompson is college bound.

"I'm super excited. I was definitely not ready for softball to end," she said, "I'm ready to get down there and start playing."

The Holliday senior signed with the University of Dallas today, completing a process that started only 3-4 weeks ago. One of the team's coaches contacted Thompson and her family, and then watched Holliday's playoff series with Whitewright. After a visit to the campus, Thompson made the decision to sign.

Thompson leaves Holliday with some impressive numbers, including a .504 career batting average, 127 stolen bases, 82 runs batted in and 140 scored. Several of those marks are school records.

The Lady Eagles made the playoffs the past two seasons, completing a turnaround of a program that hadn't made the playoffs since 2005.

"I can't even really describe how much she's helped us," Holliday head coach David Norris said. "We started from scratch and this year we're winning the district championship."

Thompson will join another team looking to build and grow. UTD finished 9-27 overall last season and 1-15 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Thompson looks forward to the challenge.

"It's really cool to be able to build a foundation and be a part of that," she said.

Click on the video links to learn about Thompson's impact on the Lady Eagle program, plus what it'll be like next year to play only one sport instead of four (plus cheerleading).