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Happy Birthday - Sept. 20

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Heron Takes 12th at FINA World Cup Event

Tennessee freshman David Heron finished 12th in a close field Thursday at the FINA Marathon World Cup event at Lac St. Jean in Canada. 

Heron finished the 10K open water race in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 7.2 seconds.

Fifteen of the 26 competitors swam the course in under two hours. Andreas Waschburger of Germany won in 1:56.44.9. 

Heron will return to pool competition in two weeks with the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif.

He has spent most of the summer excelling in open water races. He placed fifth in both he 5K and 10K at the USA Swimming Open Water Championships in June. 

Chewning Takes 16th on 1-meter at Zones

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Tennessee finished competition Saturday at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone A Championships.

Wrapping up her first weekend as a member of Tennessee Diving, Sarah Chewning took 16th in the 1-meter preliminaries with a score of 210.15. It was Chewning's first competition since the 2013 SEC Championships. 

Michael Howell was 34th on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 262.20.

Chewning Takes 13th on 3M at National Qualifying

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Tennessee opened competition Friday at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone A Championships.

In her Tennessee debut, Sarah Chewning finished 13th on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 230.60.

She was ninth of 44 competitors after the preliminary round with a score of 241.60. 

"I was overall pleased with her performance today, getting back to competition for the first time in a while," Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington said.

In the men's 1-meter competition, Michael Howell was 36th in the prelims with a score of 238.15

Happy Birthday - July 10: Gilliam and Sadsad

Happy birthday to senior offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam and junior swimmer Chris Sadsad


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Happy Birthday - June 30: Boyer, Dibblin, Foreman

On June 30 three student-athletes celebrate their birthday, pole vaulter Kathryn Boyer, swimmer Ross Dibblin and sophomore defensive back Malik Foreman


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Heron Competes at Crippen Meet of Champs

Tennessee freshman David Heron won the 1,500-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, California.

He won the race in 15 minutes, 24.82 seconds. The time is the sixth-fastest for an American this year. It is also the fastest time by a teenager or NCAA-level swimmer in 2014.  

The meet is run by the Mission Viejo Nadadores, Heron's hometown club growing up. 

Heron, who finished fifth in the 5K and 10K USA Swimming Open Water Championships earlier this month, still has a busy summer of competition ahead. He will represent the U.S. in the Lac St. Jean World Cup in Canada on July 24. He will also be among the Tennessee contingent racing at the Phillips 66 National Championships, which runs Aug. 6-10.


Happy Birthday - June 25: Slater, Shipman, Johnson

On June 25 we send happy birthday wishes to swimmer Tristan Slater, recent softball graduate Madison Shipman and former Vols basketball star Reggie Johnson


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