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Happy Birthday - Aug. 21: Cheyanne Tarango, Kelley Washington

On Aug. 21, we send birthday wishes to rising sophomore softball player Cheyanne Tarango and former football star and longtime NFL receiver Kelley Washington.

Cheyanne Tarango 

Happy Birthday - Aug. 19 - Lauren Gibson, Shelby Cannon

On Aug. 19, we wish Happy Birthday to Tennessee star softball infielder and member of Team USA Lauren Gibson as well as former men's tennis star Shelby Cannon.

Happy Birthday - Aug. 18: Tory Lewis

On Aug. 18, we wish Happy Birthday to rising junior softball player Tory Lewis.

Tory Lewis

Softball's Gibson Featured In SEC 40/40


In the SEC's celebration of 40 years of Title IX, the conference checks in with Tennessee softball's Lauren Gibson. In the article, Gibson talks about reaching her dreams of playing collegiate softball and representing the U.S.

SEC: SEC 40/40: Even Without Olympics, Gibson Still Golden

Happy Birthday - July 28: Monica Abbott

On July 28, we wish Happy Birthday to U.S. Olympic and Tennessee All-American softball pitcher Monica Abbott. During her senior season at Tennessee, she set the record for the most strikeouts in a Division I softball season and became the NCAA Division I Softball all-time leader in career wins, strikeouts, shutouts, innings pitched, games started and games pitched. She was the recipient of the 2007 Honda Sports Award for the sTop Collegiate Softball Player in the country and was named the 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She was also named the 2007 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year.

Happy Birthday - July 20: Burchell, Clark, Fair, Tatum

Big day for birthdays in the Tennessee athletics world on July 20. Celebrating are recently graduated softball utility player Shelby Burchell and basketball guard Cameron Tatum, who is playing with the Memphis Grizzlies Summer League Team. 

Shelby Burchell  Cameron Tatum

Football's sophomore defensive lineman Gregory Clark and former star defensive back Terry Fair, who played in the NFL and now co-hosts The Drive on WNOX also celebrate on July 20. 

Gregory Clark


Happy Birthday - June 25: 6 Vols & Lady Vols

June 25 is the most popular day for current Tennessee student-athletes to be born as six Vols and Lady Vols celebrate today. Happy Birthday to sophomore football fullback Austin Bolen, senior rower Ashley Case, senior baseball infielder Davis Morgan, SEC Volleyball Player of the Year Kelsey Robinson, sophomore softball infielder Madison Shipman and rising sophomore swimmer Tristan Slater.

Austin Bolen  Ashley Case  Davis Morgan  Kelsey Robinson Madison Shipman Tristan Slater

Happy Birthday - June 3: Melissa Davin, Ja'Wuan James

On June 3, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore softball player Melissa Davin and rising junior offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James.

Melissa Davin  Ja'Wuan James

Lady Vol Softball Briefing

The #5 Lady Vol softball team has been featured in numerous publications this week during its time at the WCWS.  Check out some of this week's features as well as Knoxville News Sentinel preview coverage of Saturday's match-up against #12 Oregon.

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Oregon a must-win for Lady Vols, or 'no more tomorrows'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Oregon on the rise, but playing up underdog role
- Knoxville News Sentinel: After struggles, Ellen Renfroe back on track
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Melissa Brown wants to make up for her last visit to WCWS
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols to 'soak it all in' before getting down to business at World Series
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Lady Vols back in Series
- Ventura County Star: Chavanne leads Tennessee to Women's College World Series
- Savannah Morning News: Dotson a key part of Tennessee's drive to WCWS
- Tuscaloosa Bureau: SEC could be poised for breakthrough at WCWS
- Oklahoman:
WCWS: Bus driver Don Bustle a part of Tennessee's team

Happy Birthday - April 25 Softball's Ellen Renfroe

On April 25, we wish Happy Birthday to softball pitcher Ellen Renfroe
Ellen Renfroe

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