Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

48 of 51

Sep 19, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs live mascot Bully XXI (Jak) is seen before the game against the Northwestern State Demons at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 62-13. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

#4 LaToya Thomas, Women’s Basketball Forward (2000-2003)

LaToya Thomas may not be as well known by most Mississippi State fans on this list, but it isn’t because of the small amount she accomplished. Thomas is one of the most decorated athlete to ever suit up for a team at Mississippi State. Thomas became just the 8th freshman to ever earn Kodak All-American status when she came to Starkville. She was the 6th player in NCAA history to earn the recognition all four years she played. Thomas was the first player in SEC history to lead the league in scoring all four years, and was a four time All-SEC selection. She is the all-time leading scorer in Mississippi State history with 2,981 points. LaToya Thomas is also the school record holder for field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made, and blocked shots. Thomas is the first player ever who was a Mississippi native to be taken as the first overall pick in a professional sports draft. In 2003, she was taken number one overall by the Cleveland Rockers in the WNBA Draft.

Next: Number 3