20 Ryan Thorpe
20 Ryan Thorpe
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160
Year: SO
Hometown: Midlothian
High School: Manchester
Position: OF
Major: Criminal Justice
  • "I made VWC my top choice because I wanted to play baseball for Coach Boothe and play near the beach. When I visited the school and learned more about VWC, I realized it had a lot more to offer than just baseball."
  • Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Averett University, Radford University, and Liberty University

VWC Career Statistics

Year GP GS BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB PO A
2012 10 5 .095 21 0 2 1 0 0 0 0x1 13 2

Season Highlights

2013

  • TBA

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Posted a 4.00 GPA for Winter Session '12

Prep Accolades

  • Competed in baseball, cross country, and track & field
  • Had six home runs as a senior, two being game-winning grand slams
  • MVP as a junior in indoor track
  • Second team All-District outfielder
  • Most Improved Player in baseball
  • Earned seven varsity letters
  • Boy Scouts of America

Personal

  • Son of Leah and Greg Thorpe; mother attended Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Has one brother, Jason, who attends Virginia Military Institute
  • A fan of the New York Yankees baseball team, the New York Giants football team, baseball player Derek Jeter, and actor Adam Sandler
  • Enjoys country music and vacations in Florida
  • Favorites include the book "The Outsiders," the movie "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" and the TV series "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "Quiet until I know you, laid back, competitive, good friend."
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "I like to compete, I also like being a part of a team and getting to know people who share a lot of the same interests I do. Most of the teams I have been on have become my second family."
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "Hitting for power."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "I want to contribute to the team in any way that I can. I would like to be an all-conference outfielder."
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Dane Cook"
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "The Amazing Race because I like to compete in challenges."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I am living in New York City and working for the New York Police Department."
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "super strength, so I could help people."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I have never lost a cell phone."
  • The most important advice I've received is: "Don't ignore your gut feeling about whether something is right or wrong." --Mom