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Happy Birthday - Sept. 15: Hammond, Hochevar, Mack, McEver, Richardson

On Sept. 15, we celebrate five Tennessee athletics' birthdays. Current men's basketball player Josh Richardson turns 20 today. We also wish Happy Birthday to former softball player Whitney Hammond, former Vol and current Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar, Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Tim Mack and Tennessee football legend Gene McEver.

Josh Richardson Whitney Hammond Luke Hochevar Gene McEver


Happy Birthday - Sept. 4: Rainey Gaffin

On Sept. 4, we celebrate the birthday of rising Tennessee softball sophomore Rainey Gaffin. The outfielder appeared in 57 games, including 38 starts, in her first season as a Lady Vol.

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

On August 21, we celebrate the birthdays of rising junior Tennessee softball player Cheyanne Tarango and former Vol football and NFL wideout Kelley Washington

Cheyanne Tarango

Celebrating birthdays on August 19th are recent Tennessee softball standout Lauren Gibson, who just captured a gold medal in the Pan American Games Qualifier, current Vol hoops freshman Robert Hubbs III and former Vol hoops guard Johnny Darden.

Lauren Gibson Robert Hubbs III  


Happy Birthday - Aug. 18: Tory Lewis

On August 18, we wish a very happy birthday to Tennessee softball senior outfielder Tory Lewis

Tory Lewis

Softball Alum Hosfield Named Asst. At Kennesaw State

Tennessee softball alum Cat Hosfield (2009-12) was recently named an assistant coach at Kennesaw State. Hosfield, who went 49-22 with a 2.91 ERA and 375 strikeouts during her four-year Tennessee career, previously worked as a graduate assistant coach at Armstrong Atlantic State.

Congrats Cat! Read more about it in the KSU release.

KSUOwls.com: SB: Cat Hosfield Named Softball Assistant Coach

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

Big day for birthdays in the Tennessee athletics world on July 20. Celebrating are former Lady Vol softball player Shelby Burchell, Vol hoops guard Cameron Tatum and Vol hoops forward Jemere Hendrix.

Shelby Burchell Cameron Tatum Jemere Hendrix

Vol football defensive lineman Gregory Clark and current defensive quality control assistant and former star defensive back Terry Fair also celebrate birthdays today.

Gregory Clark Terry Fair

Gibson Featured By Responsible Sports Program

Tennessee's Lauren Gibson was recently featured by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program. In the above clip, Gibson discusses how she has improved her game. So far this summer, Gibson has been Team USA's top hitter in international play.

Renfroe & Abbott Take Field In Saturday's Akron-Chicago Game


Tennessee softball alums Ivy Renfroe and Monica Abbott played in the same game on Saturday as Renfroe's Akron Racers hosted Abbott's Chicago Bandits at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Bandits came away with a 6-5 win. Renfroe started the game for Akron and took the loss after throwing 3.1 innings with four strikeouts. Abbott fanned six over three relief frames to earn the save.

The Racers and the Bandits will play again Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Abbott is scheduled to start for Chicago.

NPF on ESPN Networks

There's a potential for an NPF duel between Tennessee softball alums on Saturday! On Saturday, there will be two NPF games between the Akron Racers and the Chicago Bandits on ESPN2, one at 1 p.m. ET and one at 8 p.m. ET. Ivy Renfroe (2010-13) plays for Akron and Monica Abbott (2004-07) plays for Chicago.

Here is a that lists all of the NPF games to be featured on the ESPN networks! CLICK HERE

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