On Oct. 6, we celebrate the birthday of the Vols' oldest living letterman Glenn Jeffries, who turns 99 today! Jeffries was a javelin thrower on the Tennessee track & field team from 1934-37.
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Sept. 27 is a busy day for birthdays on Rocky Top as we celebrate five with Tennessee ties. We wish a happy birthday to senior rower Katherine Changes, sophomore swimmer Adam Cornett and junior Lady Vol hoops star Isabelle Harrison.
Celebrating her 19th birthday on Sept. 26 is Tennessee sophomore swimmer Heather Kiger.
August 23rd marks the birthday of former Vol basketball and Chicago Bulls great Tom Boerwinkle, who passed away on March 26, 2013. The 4th pick in the 1968 NBA Draft, Boerwinkle was an All-American and helped lead UT to the 1967 SEC Championship.
Also celebrating birthdays today is men's swimmer Jimmy Dagley and former Vol track thrower Drew Thomas.
On August 8, we wish happy birthday to three former Tennessee student-athletes. Former Tennessee men's basketball star Scotty Hopson, who shined in the NBA's summer league for the Miami Heat this summer, celebrates his 24th birthday today. Former Lady Vol swimmer Brooke Watson turns 22.
Today is also the birthday of former Vol football player Bill Nowling. Nowling, who lost his life fighting for America in World War II, had his No. 32 retired in his honor in 2006.
Lady Vol great and Olympic medalist Christine Magnuson announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the end of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Magnuson enjoyed one of the greatest collegiate and professional swimming careers in Lady Vol history. As a senior, she won the NCAA title in 2008 just months before making a splash on the international stage. She represented Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, taking silver in the 100-meter butterfly and doing the same in the 400 medley relay.
She earned her spot on the U.S. team for the 2013 World Championships, where she finished 10th in the 50 butterfly.