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Happy Birthday - Jan. 7: B. Fickey, K. Jeter, D. Owenby, J. Stokes

On Jan. 7, we celebrate the birthdays of Vols junior tennis player Brandon Fickey, sophomore left-handed pitcher Drake Owenby and junior men's hoops star Jarnell Stokes.

Brandon Fickey Drake Owenby Jarnell Stokes

Also celebrating a birthday today is former Tennessee volleyball player Kayla Jeter.

Kayla Jeter

Happy Birthday - Dec. 17: Whitney Heeres, Nikki McCray

On Dec. 17, we celebrate the birthday of recently graduated volleyball player Whitney Heeres and legendary Lady Vol hoops player Nikki McCray. McCray starred at UT in the mid 1990s and went on to a standout career in the WNBA earning four All-Star Game starts. She is current an assistant coach at South Carolina.

Whitney Heeres 


Happy Birthday - Dec. 12: Brett Parisi, Leslie Cikra, Cat Hosfield

On Dec. 12, we celebrate the birthday of Vols redshirt junior wide receiver and Knoxville native Brett Parisi. We also wish former Lady Vols Leslie Cikra of the volleyball team and Cat Hosfield of the softball team a Happy Birthday today.

Brett Parisi Leslie Cikra Cat Hosfield

Happy Birthday - Nov. 22: Charles, Kerner, Mullins, Reynolds, Rogers

On Nov. 22, we celebrate the birthday of senior volleyball libero Ellen Mullins, who set Tennessee's career digs record this week (1,756), and Vol tennis rookie Markus Kerner.

Ellen Mullins 

We would also like to wish Happy Birthday to former women's basketball star Daedra Charles and football players Zach Rogers and Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds.

Zach Rogers 

 

Happy Birthday - Nov. 18: Jordan Howell, Brooke Speyerer

On Nov. 18, we celebrate the birthdays of junior volleyball setter Brooke Speyerer and former Vol hoops guard Jordan Howell.

Brooke Speyerer Jordan Howell

Happy Birthday - Sept. 19: Nikki Brice & Kata Szekely

On Sept. 19, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior volleyball player Nikki Brice and recent women's tennis graduate Kata Szekely.

Nikki Brice Kata Szekely

On June 14, we send Happy Birthday to many members of the Tennessee Athletics family. 

Women's basketball legend Pat Summitt celebrates her birthday on June 14. 

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Tennessee volleyball head coach Rob Patrick also celebrates his birthday on June 14.


Also celebrating on Flag Day are former Vols football lineman Anthony Herrera, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2004-11. 

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Former women's track standout 
Elizabeth Altizer also turns 23. 

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Tennessee Update: Volleyball Blog (3/22)

Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball head coach Rob Patrick and Lady Vols Ellen Mullins and Kayla Jeter will be spreading the word about the Big Orange at an international level on Wednesday. The trio will be guests on Smash FM - a radio station in Melbourne, Australia - tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET. The interview will be taking place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21 in Melbourne.

UPDATE (3/22): The 45-minute international interview is now posted. Listen to it below:

Happy Birthday - Feb. 11: Greer, Harrison, Nix, Rolfs

Lots of birthdays on Feb. 11. Celebrating are recent volleyball graduate DeeDee Harrison and senior soccer goalkeeper Jessica Rolfs.


Jessica Rolfs

Football defensive back Jabari Greer, of the New Orleans Saints was born Feb. 11, 1982. He has played in the NFL since 2004. 

 

From the archives, former basketball forward Dyron Nix celebrates on Feb. 11. Nix averaged 21.6 as a senior with the Vols in 1988-89 before going on to a decade-long professional career including time with the Indiana Pacers. 

 

Happy Birthday: Feb. 9 - Shealyn Kolosky, Rob Murphy

A pair of birthdays on Feb. 9, as we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior middle blocker Shealyn Kolosky of the volleyball team and senior basketball forward Rob Murphy.

Shealyn Kolosky  Rob Murphy


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