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Below are the walk-up songs for 2013 Tennessee softball team. Click on this link to listen to a Spotify playlist of most of the songs: http://t.co/4ZWv9XoFro
Hannah Akamine - "Hot Stepper" by Ini Kamoze
Melissa Brown - "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse
Jennifer Burroughs - "I'm Different" by 2 Chainz
Raven Chavanne - "Good Morning" by Chamillionaire
Melissa Davin - "Rock Star" by R. Kelly (ft. Ludacris and Kid Rock)
Kat Dotson - "Mind Your Manners" by Chiddy Bang
Erin Gabriel - Pitching: "Live Like You're Dying" by Kris Allen; Hitting: "Ayy Ladies" by Travis Porter
Lauren Gibson - "I Don't Really Care" by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songs
Rainey Gaffin - "Pumps And A Bump" by M.C. Hammer
Whitney Hammond - "Simon Says" by Pharoahe Monch
Tory Lewis - "Ball" by T.I. (ft. Lil Wayne)
Lexi Overstreet - "Walk" by Pantera
Anna Renfroe - "Afterlife" by Switchfoot
Ellen Renfroe - "Alive In You" by 7eventh Time Down
Ivy Renfroe - "Ignition" by TobyMac
Madison Shipman - "Wobble" by V.I.C.
Cheyanne Tarango - Hitting: "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
Haley Tobler - "R.I.P." by Young Jeezy
Hannah Trainer - "Titanium" by David Guetta (ft. Sia)
Former Lady Vol pitcher Monica Abbott has re-signed with the Chicago Bandits for the 2013 season, as announced by Chicago Bandits GM Aaron M. Moore.
Abbott is the reigning Pitcher of the Year and finished with a league-high 14 wins and 190 strikeouts during the regular season. In 2011, her first season with the Bandits, she led the Bandits to its second Cowles Cup Championship.
Abbott was drafted out of Tennessee in 2007 and spent time with the Washington Glory, USSSA Pride and Tennessee Diamonds.
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The No. 4/4 Tennessee softball team is ranked No. 4 in Graham Hays' ESPN Power Rankings. Check it out!
A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics family on Feb. 17.
Celebrating are sophomore softball catcher Hannah Akamine
Legendary football player and Football Hall of Fame nominee Stanley Morgan, who played 13 years in the NFL, mostly with the New England Patriots.
Defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore, who played for the Vols last season before declaring early for the NFL Draft this winter.
ESPN.com's Graham Hays broke down the 2013 Tennessee Softball team as part of his preseason analysis of the top teams in the nation.
The News Sentinel's Riley Blevins did a great piece in today's paper on how the Tennessee's preseason training, especially with The Program, has prepared the team for the start of the 2013 season.
Tennessee alum Shannon Doepking announced her retirement from National Pro Fastpitch after five seasons on Monday.
"I never thought I would have the opportunity to play after college and I'm so thankful for those five years," Doepking said. "I've met new people, made amazing friends, won a championship and found a new home in Rosemont."
Doepking was drafted by the Akron Racers in 2008 as the 15th overall selection. After her rookier season with Arkon, she was traded to the USSSA Pride for one year before being traded to the Tennessee Diamonds om 2010. Doepking signed with the Chicago Bandits prior to the 2011 season and enjoyed her best professional season, batting .263 with a .377 on-base mark and six RBIs. She caught former UT teammate Monica Abbot's perfect game on Aug. 4, 2011. She also helped lead the Bandits to their second NPF Championship in 2011. In 2012, her final season, Doepking posted a .229 batting average with 13 RBIs and three home runs.
Doepking starred at Tennessee from 2005-08, playing in 266 games with 256 starts. In her four-year Lady Vol career, she hit .277 (186-for-672) with 18 home runs, three triples, 36 doubles, 141 RBIs and 71 runs.
For more on Shannon Doepking's retirement from the NPF, click here.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee softball team took part in Knoxville's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday morning.
The Lady Vols gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church early Monday morning before heading down to the parade route. The team handed out candy to local children in the parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy as one of the most influential civil rights activists in American history.
"This is an event our team looks forward to every year," Tennessee co-head coach Karen Weekly said. "Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of great courage and conviction who stood against tremendous opposition to fight for equality. We were proud to join in the march on this day of celebration. It was especially neat to march with the members of St. John's Lutheran Church, the faith community of which Ralph and I are members and who are so supportive of our Lady Vol softball players."