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This afternoon, Lady Vol soccer alum Sarah Van Sickle was named an Under Armour "What's Beautiful" contestant winner.
Van Sickle, whose goal was to, "restore and instill hope, self-esteem, and confidence to at least 225 to 250 women of all ages, sizes, and races," did the very thing she set out to do.
To learn more about Sarah and her dream of helping women everywhere, check out last month's utsports.com article on her.
A pair of birthdays for Tennessee student-athletes on July 18. Celebrating are soccer senior soccer forward Alexis Owens and women's track & field runner Kianna Ruff.
Saturday's MatchWorld Women's Cup competition between Canada and New Zealand brought lots of excitement to pre-Olympic play in Switzerland. Team Canada, and former Tennessee soccer great Rhian Wilkinson, defeated the Kiwis of New Zealand, and 2012 soccer signee Hannah Wilkinson, 2-0.
Follow the links below to see the full recaps from both sides of the pitch...CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Canada will face Brazil on July 17th for their final match of the MWWC 2012. Likewise, New Zealand will look to finish the pre-Olympic tournament strong as they face Columbia, also on the 17th.
Tennessee soccer fans should take note of these matches as former Volunteer great Rhian Wilkinson of Canada will face 2012 soccer signee Hannah Wilkinson of New Zealand tomorrow in Switzerland.
You can read more about the two Tennessee soccer member's journey to the 2012 London games HERE.
Saturday's match will mark the 10th international meeting between Canada and New Zealand. The event will take place at 10 a.m. EST and can be seen in Canada on Eurosport World or followed on Twitter at @CanadaSoccerEN and @NZ_Football.
Each team will play matches against two opponents and the squad with the most points will be crowed champion of the Match World Women's Cup. Check utladyvols.com for a recap of the match tomorrow.
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).