One of the legendary soccer players in Tennessee history was also born on May 12, Rhian Wilkinson.
A three-time All-Central Region and All-SEC selection at forward, former Lady Vol standout Rhian Wilkinson the Baie d'Urfe, Quebec, native helped Tennessee to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of SEC Eastern Division and Tournament titles. As a rookie, she paced the squad's offense in every significant category on her way to a bushel of individual accolades, including the UT Daily Beacon's Female Athlete of the Year, the SEC's Freshman of the Year and second-team Freshman All-America. In 2003, Wilkinson helped the Canadian National Team to the silver medal at the Pan Am Games and a fourth-place finish at the FIFA Women's World Cup before returning to the Big Orange and contributing 19 points on six goals and seven assists in just 13 matches. Wilkinson ranks first on the school's all-time list in points (88), assists (32), match-winning goals (nine), Golden Goals (three) and is tied for second in goals (28).