Former UT Softball Player Nikki Estridge On Law & Order SVU (4/9)

Former Tennessee softball player and Knoxville native Nikki Estridge will begin a two-episode arc on "Law & Order: SVU" tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Estridge (formerly Nikki Sexton) will play Detective Delano, a police officer who is assigned to watch over Sgt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) after Benson's tormentor, William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber), escapes from prison.

Estridge played softball at Tennessee from 2001-02. She played in 80 games and made 46 starts in the outfield. She hit .161 with 18 hits, 18 runs, two home runs, nine RBIs, 13 walks and eight stolen bases. She graduated from Tennessee with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

Check out this great story on Nikki Estridge on

Knoxville native snags role on 'Law & Order: SVU' - by Lori Wilson

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