Thompson, one of the top distance runners ever to compete at Butler, earned All-America recognition in both track and cross country. He was named a 2000 NCAA Cross Country All-American after placing 14th at the NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championship, and he earned track All-America honors with a seventh place finish in the 5,000 meter run at the 2000 NCAA Track and Field Championship. His finish at the NCAA Track Championship produced Butler’s first national meet points in more than half a century! He was a Midwestern Collegiate Conference champion and all-conference performer in both track and cross country, and he received the MCC’s Coleman Medal of Honor in 2001. The Melbourne, Australia, native capped his Butler career by receiving a Rhodes Scholarship in 2001.