Brusly, La.
High School
Brusly HS

Appeared in 25 games as a pinch runner and started in one game during her second senior season (the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic) … She scored 12 times and collected three hits in her six plate appearances in early season contests against Buffalo (2/27) and Southern Miss (3/2)

SENIOR SEASON (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Appeared in 14 games this season for the Tigers as a pinch runner… She scored seven runs on the season and tallied a hit against Campbell (March 6) … Earned a walk and her first career RBI against Sam Houston State (Feb. 22).

Appeared in 34 of LSU’s 62 games as a pinch runner and six of those times she played right field … Started two games in right field against Iowa and Illinois State … Scored 11 runs on the year … Recorded a hit against ULM … Finished with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Appeared in 26 games coming off of her medical redshirt season … started two games in right field against Illinois State and Western Kentucky … recorded the first hit of her college career against Western Kentucky … converted four of her five stolen base attempts on the season … recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage … scored three times on the year … primarily served as a pinch runner in late game situations.

Did not play … Received medical redshirt … 2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Appeared in 31 of LSU’s 70 games during her freshman season, coming off the bench as a key reserve in pinch running situations… Led the team in stolen bases, going 12-for-14 on the year and earning a .333 on-base percentage with one walk on the season… Scored 10 times on the season, the most of any LSU reserve on the team… Recorded two at-bats on the year… Stole a season-high two bases against Southern Miss.

Was a three-sport athlete at nearby Brusly High School, helping lead the Panthers to 105 wins during her prep career… During all four years she was a first team all-district, all-metro and all-state selection, totaling 14 different individual postseason awards… Finished her high school career with a .443 batting average, earning 192 hits, driving in 72 runs and scoring 189 times… Is the all-time leader for stolen bases at Brusly with 128 in four years… As a senior where she was the Nola.com-Times-Picauyne Small Schools Player of the Year, batted .470 with 28 RBI, 56 runs scored and 45 stolen bases, slugging .684 with a .537 on-base percentage… Hit .365 as a junior with 12 RBI and 38 runs scored for a team that went 21-8 on the year… Her sophomore year the Bruins were 33-2 as she hit .477 with 18 RBI and 58 runs scored, stealing 34 bases on 35 attempts… As a freshman scored 40 runs and drove in 16, hitting .491 with a .530 on-base percentage and .557 slugging percentage… Was on the high school honor roll for two years, served as the treasurer for the student council and was an A-Team Mentor for three years.

Full name is Akiya Ashae Thymes, born January 31 in Plaquemine, Louisiana… Parents are Donnie and Keyshalynn Thymes… Mother Keyshalynn was on the track and field team at Southern University… Is the niece of assistant track and field coach Debbie Parris-Thymes… Was coached and played high school basketball under current LSU Women’s Basketball Director of Operations Shaeeta Williams… Has a sister, Kyana… Graduated with a degree in kinesiology

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