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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

June 25 is one of the most popular days for birthdays on Rocky Top, as three VFLs, two current Vols and one current Lady Vol celebrate today. Happy Birthday to redshirt junior running back Austin Bolen, softball's junior shortstop Madison Shipman and sophomore swimmer Tristan Slater. Also celebrating today are former Lady Vol rower Ashley Case and former Vol baseball player Davis Morgan.


Lastly, we wish Tennessee basketball great Reggie Johnson a happy 56th birthday. A member of UT's All-Century Team, Johnson poured in 2,103 career points and currently ranks 5th all-time in the category.


Tennessee All-Star softball team member Shaliyah Geathers, of East Hamilton High School, is tagged by Georgia's Erika Bynum, of Ringgold, Ga., during the local Tennessee-Georgia All-Star softball game Wednesday afternoon at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga.

(Photo by Connor Choate/Times Free Press)

Incoming Tennessee softball recruit Shaliyah Geathers helped lead the Tennessee high school all-stars to a pair of wins over the Georgia All Stars on Wednesday.

Geathers, shown above sliding, will join the Lady Vols as a freshman in the 2013-14 school year. The East Hamilton grad had two hits in the first game to lead the Tennessee all-stars to a 4-2 win. The Volunteer State stars took a 2-0 win in the second game.

For more, check out Kelley Smiddie's article on the Times Free Press' website!

Times Free Press - Kelley Smiddie: Tennessee all-stars triumph in softball


(Geathers signing her NLI back in the fall of 2012)

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