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#7 Thomas Pope
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 169
Year: Senior
City/State: Clinton, N.C.
High School: Clinton
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2012: First-team All-CAA at Outfielder ... Helped lead Seahawks to CAA regular season and conference tournament titles ... Earned CAA All-Tournament honors ... Led UNCW for second straight season with .372 batting average ... Also set career-high with seven triples and six home runs ... Homered twice at NCAA Raleigh Regional ... Led lineup with 18 doubles ... Also swiped 17 baes in 21 attempts ... Committed just one error in 124 total chances in the outfield ... Hit .364 against CAA pitching ... Second on team with 11 HBP ... Concluded career ranked amongst UNCW's all-time leaders in triples (2nd, 10), OBA (3rd, .438), batting avg (6th, .349), HBP (6th, 30), hits (10th, 220).

2011: First Team All-CAA at Designated Hitter ... Split time between outfield, catcher and designated hitter ... Three-time CAA Player-of-the-Week ... Led CAA with .396 batting average, becoming the first Seahawk to do so since 1989 ... Set career-highs in nine offensive categories ... Also led conference with .488 on base average ... Paced Seahawks with 19 stolen bases ... fashioned career-high 11-game hitting streak, hitting .500 (21-42) over that span with 15 RBI ... Also had three streaks of five games or better ... Concluded season reaching base safely in each of his final 28 games ... Had 26 multiple hit games and 14 with multiple RBI ... Had four hits and knocked in three runs against Campbell (4/5) ... Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and five driven in, including a grand slam, against Hofstra (4/22) ... Also homered against Jacksonville (2/19), North Florida (3/16), Elon (5/3) and Old Dominion (5/15).

2010: CAA All-Tournament ... Played in 37 contests, starting 22 ... Hit .278and set career-high with 14 RBI ... knocked in game-winning runs against Coll. of Charleston (5/20).

Summer of 2009: Played in Coastal Plain League All-Star game ... Hit .309, stole 11 bases and posted .421 on-base average for Asheboro.

2009: Saw majority of time in centerfield ... Collected three hits against nationally-ranked Kent State ... Scored season-high three runs three times Successful on 9-of-10 stolen base opportunities.

At Clinton: Teammate of current Seahawk Cody Stanley at Clinton ... Two-time All-State selection ... Four-year starter for Dark Horses ... Three-time All-East Central Conference selection ... Team MVP in 2008 ... Played in three 2A State tournaments ... Finished second in state with .587 batting average and seven home runs his senior season ... Also stole 31 bases and scored 42 runs ... Hit .581 as a junior with 51 runs scored and 40 stolen bases ... Listed in ImpactBaseball.com's top 50 prospects in North Carolina ... Helped lead Carolina Cubs to fifth-place finish at 2008 World Wood Bat Championships.

Personal: Full name: Charles Thomas Pope ... Born on Nov. 2, 1989, in Clinton, N.C. ... Son of Sharon Strickland and Glenn Pope ... National Education Honor Society ... Three-time Presidential and North Carolina Academic Scholar ... Achieved rank of Eagle Scout.

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