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Happy Birthday - Feb. 28

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We've got a bevy of birthdays to celebrate on this final day of February: football's Jason Croom and soccer's Michele Christy each blow out the candles today, as do VFLs Antone Davis (football) and Michael Christy (swimming and diving). Soccer alumna Caroline Capocaccia was a leap-year baby, born Feb. 29.

A redshirt junior, Croom saw action in 12 games with one start at wideout during the 2014 football season. He finished the year with 21 catches for 305 yards and four touchdowns, including a career-long, 52-yard TD reception against Kentucky. Born this day in 1994, Croom is 21 years old today.

Jason  Croom

Another junior, Michele Christy appeared in 22 matches for UT Soccer last season, including 16 starts. A midfielder from Ursuline Academy, Christy scored her first career goal in the 67th minute of an SEC Tournament game against Alabama -- a headed effort that leveled the score. She turns 20 today.

Michele Christy

An offensive lineman for Tennessee from 1987-90, Davis was an All-American and an Outland Trophy finalist. He went on to be drafted eighth overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1991 NFL Draft, kicking off a five-year NFL career. In 2012, Davis was hired to head UT's Vol For Life program. 

Antone Davis

Michael Christy swam for Tennessee from 2007-12 and ranks inside the top 10 all-time at Tennessee three individual events: 200 backstroke, 200 IM, 400 IM.

Michael Christy

Capocaccia played defender with UT Soccer for four seasons from 2010-13. She appeared in 59 games in her career, getting the starting nod 53 times. She turns 23 years old today. 

Caroline Capocaccia

A very happy Big Orange birthday to each of these members of the Tennessee family!



Lady Vol Illustrated returns to the airwaves tonight at 7 p.m., on the Lady Vol Network. Lady Vol fans can tune in once a week for Lady Vols Illustrated, a weekly radio show featuring Lady Vol basketball Head Coach Holly Warlick, one women's basketball student-athlete and one other Lady Vol student-athlete or coach. The show is hosted by Voice of the Lady Vols Mickey Dearstone along with Knoxville News Sentinel sports writer Dan Fleser.

 

Tonight's Lady Vols Illustrated features head coach Holly Warlick and live appearances from senior Isabelle Harrison and women's swimmer Molly Hannis.


Harrison became the 39th Lady Vol to reach the 1,000 point club last week against Kentucky. 

 

The program begins at 7 p.m. ET and fans can listen on 99.1 FM and 990 AM, as well as online at http://www.sportsradiownml.com/ or HERE on the Lady Vol Network. 

Happy Birthday - Jan. 14

Happy Birthday to redshirt senior Max Arnold! Arnold is a defensive back for Team 119. We also wish a Happy Birthday to Ed Walsh, a former All-American sprinter for Vols swimming and a current volunteer swimming coach. 

Max ArnoldEd Walsh

Happy Birthday - Jan. 12

Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to current track and field thrower Deon McAdoo. He earned a personal best this past week in the men's weight throw. He rounded out the top-three finishers with another personal best mark of 18.58.
Deon McAdoo
We also wish a Happy Birthday to former track and field  Deaundra Dailey and swimmer Jenny Connolly. 
Deaundra DaileyJenny Connolly



Happy Birthday - Dec. 30

Today, we wish Erin Gaeckle (swimming and diving), Trevor Charpie (baseball and Bridget Boland (rowing) a very special Happy Birthday!

Erin GaeckleTrevor CharpieBridget Boland

Happy Birthday - Nov. 20

Vol Nation, join us in wishing two Vols a very Happy Birthday, senior quarterback Justin Worley and swimmer Lauren Driscoll!

Justin WorleyLauren Driscoll

Happy Birthday - Sept. 26

Join us in wishing Heather Kiger of Tennessee swimming and diving a very Happy Birthday! 
Heather Kiger
Kiger earned SEC academic honors both in 2013 and 2014. As a sophomore, Kiger competed in all five of Tennessee's fall collegiate meets, focusing on freestyle and butterfly. 

Happy Birthday - Sept. 20

Today we wish two former Vols a very Happy Birthday to Clint Johnson (Swimming and Diving) and Rick Lamb (Men's Golf)!

In his senior season, Johnson earned his career best times in the 1000 freestyle (11:03.48) and the 100 breaststroke (59.60).

Lamb was finished his career with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships and was named a 2013 PING All-American honorable mention.




Happy Birthday - July 30: Pair, McFall and Stricklen

Celebrating birthdays on July 30 are current Vols Marques Pair of the football team and Ryan McFall of the swimming & diving squad. 

MarquesPair RyanMcFall

Former men's basketball player Rob Jones, who ranks fourth all-time in games played (130), and former Lady Vol hoops and current Seattle Storm star Shekinna Stricklen also celebrate birthdays today.

ShekinnaStricklen

Happy Birthday - July 30: Pair, McFall, Stricklen and Jones

Celebrating birthdays on July 30 are current Vols Marques Pair of the football team and Ryan McFall of the swimming & diving squad. 

MarquesPair RyanMcFall

Former men's basketball player Rob Jones, who ranks fourth all-time in games played (130), and former Lady Vol hoops and current Seattle Storm star Shekinna Stricklen also celebrate birthdays today.

ShekinnaStricklen

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