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Celebrating birthdays on August 5 is a Tennessee men's basketball trio, as well as a former women's soccer player. Rising sophomore guard and Knoxville native Galen Campbell, assistant coach Jon Harris and former Vol Andy Ikeakor are all celebrating birthdays today. 

Galen Campbell Jon Harris Andy Ikeakor

We would also like to wish a happy birthday to recent Tennessee soccer grad and current member of the Scottish Women's Premier League's Rangers FC, Amy Harrison.

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Bailey, Brown, Sirna, Wilkinson on SEC Preseason Watch List

Tennessee seniors Tori Bailey and Caroline Brown and juniors Allie Sirna and Hannah Wilkinson were listed on the 2013 SEC Soccer Preseason Watch List. Check out the full rundown of what and who to watch around the SEC in 2013!

SECDigitalNetwork.com - 2013 SEC Preseason Watch List

Soccer Senior Photo Shoot (7/23)

Tennessee soccer seniors Tori Bailey, Caroline Brown, Caroline Capocaccia, CC Cobb, Katie Lenz and Jessica Rolfs took part in a photo shoot on Tuesday for the 2013 soccer schedule poster. The 2013 soccer season is right around the corner!

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(Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel)

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently did an article on "Beauty Hunters," a free, women-only fitness boot camp run by Tennessee soccer alum Sarah Van Sickle McClain (2005-08). Since winning an Under Armour "What's Beatiful" competition last year for her work, Sarah has seen participation grow from 30 women to over 350. Read more about it in this great article written by Rachel Cobb and check out Beauty Hunters.org for more info!

Also, Sarah is a finalist for a YWCA Tribute to Women award. The 2013 Tribute to Women will be held Aug. 15 at the Historic Bijou Theatre.

Knoxville News Sentinel: "Beauty Hunters' treasures: Women's fitness  group finds all kinds of beautiful outcomes from workouts"
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Tribute to Women Finalist: Sarah Van Sickle McClain

On July 18, we celebrate the birthdays of three Lady Vols. Women's track & field sprinter Kianna Ruff turns 21, while recent Lady Vol soccer alum Alexis Owens and former Lady Vol rower Emily Krison turn 22 today.

  

Pensky Will Be A Guest On The Sports Animal On July 11

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Tennessee head soccer coach Brian Pensky will be on the Sports Animal Thursday morning at 10 a.m. ET to chat with Vince Ferrara and Evan Woodbury at Gate 21 of Neyland Stadium during Tennessee's "Meet Your Seats." Fans can tune in to 990 AM, 99.1 FM or 99.3 FM or come on down to Gate 21 to catch the live show!

Happy Birthday - July 2: N. Arcamuzi, M. Darr, M. Moore

On July 2, we celebrate the birthdays of Lady Vol rower Nikki Arcamuzi, Vol football punter Matt Darr and Lady Vol soccer midfielder Mackenzie Moore.

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Wilkinson Helps New Zealand To 1-1 Draw vs. Japan

Tennessee forward Hannah Wilkinson helped New Zealand to a 1-1 draw against World Champion Japan at Best Amenity Stadium in Tosu, Japan.

Wilkinson made a great move and had a volley hit the crossbar. Read all about it on the New Zealand Football website!

New Zealand Football: Longo equalizer claims draw with World Champions

Rhian Wilkinson On Expansion of Women's World Cup

In a recent ESPNW story by Bonnie D. Ford, Tennessee soccer legend and Canadian National Team member Rhian Wilkinson recently shared her thoughts on the expansion of the Women's World Cup to 24 teams, starting with the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

"I think it's great for women's soccer," Wilkinson said in the story. "When you do that, initially, there will be some teams who aren't quite ready yet. It will raise the bar for those countries. I've been on a side that's been beaten like that. Scoring at will isn't any fun, either, but you have to go through those horrible steps.

"It'll be a steep and painful learning curve, and it depends on what you do with it. If the federations don't get behind [new qualifiers] and provide funding, there's nothing to be learned."

Check out the full story on ESPNW!

ESPNW - Bonnie D. Ford: Is 2015 Right Time For WWC Expansion?

On May 28, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vol baseball star and longtime major league catcher Mike DiFelice, who played with the Cardinals, Rays, Diamondbacks, Royals, Tigers, Cubs and Mets. The Bearden High School product played parts of 13 seasons in the big leagues and was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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We also send Happy Birthday wishes to current Vol linebacker Christian Harris and Lady Vol soccer striker Hannah Wilkinson.

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