COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Rice head soccer coach Nicky Adams, a former collegiate All-America and one of the most decorated players in Texas A&M history, was inducted into her alma mater's Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame on Friday evening (Sept. 18).
Adams was one of six former Texas A&M student-athletes inducted this year. The former Nicky Thrasher while at Texas A&M from 1997-2001, she played forward to help lead the Aggies to three Big 12 Conference titles and to an NCAA Elite Eight appearance. Adams finished her collegiate career near the top of virtually every offensive category at the school and still holds the A&M record for most career shots with 391. The El Paso, Texas, native is also second in the program's history for career goals (57), third in points (140) and fifth in assists (26). She twice earned all-region and all-conference honors, as well as NSCAA All-America honors following her senior year.
"I am so incredibly honored to be inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame," coach Adams said prior to her Friday night induction. "The time I spent in Aggieland, as a soccer player and as a student, sculpted me into the person and coach that I am today. I am so fortunate to have had such influential coaches and teammates during my time there. Texas A &M introduced me to so many important relationships, my husband Charlie (a former Texas A&M track & field athlete) and my current Rice assistant coach, Allison Martino (a former A&M soccer player). It opened up so many doors for my career. To this day it is amazing to see how powerful the Aggie Network is.
"I want to congratulate the other inductees," Adams added. "I am so extremely thankful for this amazing honor."
The Rice soccer team has an open date on the schedule this weekend before getting back out on the road next weekend. The Blue & Gray open up Conference USA league play with a match at Western Kentucky on Sept. 25. The Owls then face C-USA foe Marshall on Sept. 29.