2012 (Summer with Diamond Spirit)
• Played in the MINK League for the Omaha Diamond Spirit., teaming up with current Bluejay Jordan Makovicka.
• Hit .261, with four doubles, one home run and eight runs driven in.
2011 (Junior at Creighton)
• Finished the season hitting .256, making 21 appearances, including 10 starts.
• Picked up his first hit in his first start as a Bluejay as the designated hitter against Canisius (2/20).
• Started his first game at first base for the Jays at New Mexico, recording four putouts (2/26).
• Went 1 for 3 at Arkansas State, starting in the designated hitter role for the second time on the season (3/6).
• Drove in a run on one hit against South Dakota State (3/13).
• Also stole a base against South Dakota State, his first as a Bluejay (3/13).
• Finished the day 2-for-4 against BYU, with a double and a run driven in (3/22).
• Went 1-2 from the plate in his first MVC action at Indiana State; entered the game as a pinch hitter and remained in at the designated hitter spot. Also drove in a run and walked in the game (4/17).
• Had a pinch-hit double at Wichita State, coming in to play first base and recording a putout in the field (5/8).
• Had two hits against Missouri State, including driving in a run with a pinch-hit single in a 6-5 Bluejay win (5/26).
• Went 1-4 in the final game of the season, earning the start as the designated hitter against Georgia in the NCAA Regional (6/5).
• 2010 NJCAA Division II National Champions for head coach Jeff Willis.
• Also won the NJCAA Region IV Championship in 2010 with a 52-13 record.
• Hit .343 in 2010, with 58 hits, 14 of which were doubles and eight home runs.
• Named the 2010 NJCAA World Series MVP and All-Tourney team.
• Finished the 2009 season as NJCAA Region IV Champions and third at the World Series with a 51-12 record.
• Hit .413 in his freshman campaign with 88 hits, 21 doubles and eight home runs. Also drove in a team high 72 RBI and scored 69 runs.
• Named to the World Series All-Tourney team in 2009.
• Holds the LSU-Eunice record for hits in a World Series game with six.
• Named to the dean’s list for academic success in 2009 and 2010.
• President of the LSUE Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2009 and 2010.
2004-08 (St. Louis High School)
• Earned a varsity letter in baseball all four years playing for head coach Ross Blankenship and the Saints.
• Won the district championship for 4-3A ball his sophomore season.
• Named first team all-conference all four seasons, after hitting .423 with 10 home runs his senior season, .381 with nine home runs his junior season, .403 with seven long balls and .333 his freshman season with five home runs.
• Earned first team all-area honors at first base his senior season.
• A member of St. Margaret youth ministry in Lake Charles, La.
Creighton Single-Game Highs
Hits: 2, (2x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/26/11
Doubles: 1, (3x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/25/11
Home runs: None
Total bases: 3, vs. BYU, 3/22/11
RBI: 1, (4x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/26/11
Runs scored: 1, (2x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/25/11
Walks: 1, (2x) last at Indiana State, 4/17/11
Hit-by-pitch: 1, (2x) last at Evansville, 5/15/11
Sacrifice bunts: 1, vs. Georgia, 6/5/11
At-bats: 4, (3x) last vs. Georgia, 6/5/11
Stolen bases: 1, (2x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/26/11
More About Gabriel
Full Name: Gabriel Joseph Thibodeaux
Birthday: July 5, 1989
Birthplace: Crowley, La.
Parents: Gregory and Alicia Thibodeaux
Sibling: Amelia (17)
Career Ambition: Grain Commodity Merchandiser
Favorite Athletes: Ron Guidry, Tim Tebow and Terry Bradshaw
Favorite Movies: Top Gun, 21, Black Hawk Down
Favorite Food: Crawfish etouffee
Favorite Quote: “You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be – in baseball and in life.” Pete Rose.
Why Creighton?: Excellent academics and baseball tradition.