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Happy Birthday - Jan. 6: Bailey, Knotts, Linn

Pair of birthdays in the Tennessee track & field programs on Jan. 6. Celebrating are thrower Tavis Bailey and recent graduate and 2012 Torchbearer Award winner Chelsea Knotts.

Tavis Bailey  Chelsea Knotts

Also celebrating a birthday is the "original" Jeremy Linn, who swam for Tennessee in the 1990s and went to win a silver medal for USA in the 1996 Olympics. 

Check out this story from last winter: What does swimmer Jeremy Linn think of Jeremy Lin?

Happy Birthday - Jan. 5: Arencibia, Johnson, Wortham

On Jan. 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes for former Vols baseball star and current Toronto Blue Jay J.P. Arencibia.

Also celebrating on Jan. 5 are Ty-Vonna Johnson, who competes for cross country and track field along with recent track graduate Ellen Wortham.

Ty-Vonna Johnson  Ellen Wortham

Happy Birthday - Dec. 25: Desmond Brown

We send Happy Birthday wishes on Christmas Day to track senior Desmond Brown.

Desmond Brown

Happy Birthday - Dec. 18: Sheffey, Wallis, Randa

On Dec. 18, we wish Happy Birthday to recent graduate Brittany Sheffey, who was a standout in track & field as well as baseball's director of operations Gregg Wallis.

 Brittany Sheffey  Gregg Wallis

From the archives, former Vols' baseball player and longtime major leaguer Joe Randa, who celebrates his birth on Dec. 18. Randa played for Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati and San Diego in 12 seasons. 

Happy Birthday - Dec. 14: Track's Tyler Porter

On Dec. 14, we send Happy Birthday wishes to track & field junior pole vaulter Tyler Porter.

Tyler Porter

Happy Birthday: Dec. 8 - Pollmiller, Trotter

On Dec. 8, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore volleyball setter Mary Pollmiller and former UT track star and Olympic gold medalist DeeDee Trotter.

Mary Pollmiller 

Happy Birthday: Dec. 1 - Cheekmore, Heyland, McMichael, Summers

On Dec. 1, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore runner J.R. Creekmore of the cross country and track teams, junior swimmer Oystein Hetland and junior tight end Dakota Summers of the football team. 

J.R. Creekmore  Oystein Hetland  Dakota Summers

Also from the archives, former Vols baseball pitcher and longtime major leaguer Greg McMichael, celebrates his birthday. McMichael pitched with the Braves, Mets, Dodgers and A's in his career from 1993-2000.

Happy Birthday - Nov. 30: Shawn Bryson, Nick Kaiser

On Nov. 30, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vols running back Shawn Bryson, who was one of four team captains on the 1998 National Championship team. Check out this feature from the Knoxville News Sentinel on Shawn Bryson's long road to graduation, from a year ago.


Also, we send Happy Birthday wishes to Nick Kaiser of the cross country and track & field teams. 

Nick Kaiser

Happy Birthday: Nov. 8 - Track's Martinique Octave

Happy Birthday on Nov. 8 to senior sprinter Martinique Octave.

Martinique Octave

Happy Birthday: Nov. 7 - Allen, Bohannon, Dresch

On Nov. 7, we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore baseball outfielder Jared Allen, senior football linebacker Willie Bohannon and junior javelin thrower Katherine Dresch.

Jared Allen  Willie Bohannon  Katherine Dresch

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