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Warlick, Burdick To Speak On LVI

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Lady Vol Illustrated will hit 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, hoops senior Cierra Burdick and head golf coach Judi Pavon.


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 - Feb. 12

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We've got three Big Orange birthdays to celebrate today! Sending out special birthday wishes to current track and field student-athlete Felecia Majors, as well as VFLs Inky Johnson (football) and Chessey Thomas (women's golf)!

A sophomore from Lorton, Virginia, Felecia Majors is coming off a freshman season in which she earned All-America honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters during the indoor season. She is UT's current freshman record-holder in the 400 meters with a time of 52.65. In the outdoor season, Majors earned three top-20 finishes at her first SEC Outdoor Championships. The 2015 indoor season has seen Majors compete in the 60-meter dash, 200 meters, 300 meters, 400 meters, 500 meters, and long jump, not to mention the 4x400-meter relay and distance medley relay. Majors turns 20 years old today.

 Felecia Majors

A 2013 SEC Football Legend, Inky Johnson played in 23 games for Tennessee at defensive back before his promising career was cut short by injury. He finished his career with 41 tackles, one sack, one interception, and 10 pass breakups. Using his story of overcoming adversity, Johnson has become a mentor and regarded public speaker for underprivileged youth in both Knoxville and his hometown of Atlanta. 

Chessey Thomas graduated from the Tennessee women's golf program last year and concluded her career ranked eighth on the Lady Vols' all-time career low average list (75.15). She notched one tournament victory while on Rocky Top, taking the Lady Bulldog Individual on Feb. 8, 2014. For her career, Thomas posted 21 rounds of par or better, four top-10 finishes, and a career-low round of 66. 

Chessey Thomas

Happy birthday to Felecia, Inky, and Chessey!

Lady Vol Golf Earning Recognition

After a successful fall season, including two runner-up finishes, the Lady Vols are among the teams being talked about as both most improved and surprising leading into the spring season.

Lance Ringler of GolfWeek says: "For me, it's the Lady Vols. Judi Pavon has a strong, athletic team that could cause some damage if it is able to stick around in the postseason. Don't be surprised if this team turns a few heads this spring."

Read the full roundtable HERE

The #13 Lady Vols were also given an A+ midseason grade. 

Check out the full list of the top-30 teams and their grades HERE.

Happy Birthday - Nov. 10

On Nov. 10, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols receiver Donté Stallworth, current women's golfer Blakesly Warren and men's basketball player Devon Baulkman!

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Happy Birthday - Sept. 24

Happy Birthday to former Lady Vol golfer Sara Monberg and current Vol Football players Mike Wegzyn and Michael Cantwell!

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Monberg was an Academic All-American. She played in 44 tournaments for the Lady Vols and had a 75.87 stroke average. Monberg also carded two top-10 and 14 top-25 finishes. 

Wegzyn is a redshirt junior that transferred to UT as a quarterback from UMass. At UMass, he played and started in the majority of the games during the 2012 and 2013 campaigns.

Cantwell is a redshirt junior at the linebacker positon. He walked on to the team in Fall of 2011. He was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013. 

Newell Makes Statement As A Senior

A. J. Newell at No. 18 during the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club.

In her third tournament of the fall season, senior AJ Newell continues to improve. Newell was out most of last spring due to a back injury, but has returned in better shape than ever. The senior has posted career low rounds this season and currently sits in a second-place tie in the GolfWeek Conference Challenge. 

Check out a story from GolfWeek regarding her return: A.J. Newell relishes Red Sky

Sibling Love On Lady Vols Golf

It's all sisterly love between senior AJ Newell and freshman Anna Newell. The two finished right behind one another in the most recent tournament, the Cougar Classic. The Newell sisters are the newest pair of siblings to be a part of Lady Vols golf. Hannah and Emmie Pietila, sisters, started their careers last season. 

Lucia Polo of Lady Vols golf concluded the 2014 Women's World Amateur Championship in Japan this weekend. Polo was representing her home country of Guatemala.

In four rounds, Polo finished first in her pool of two others representing Guatemala. She had a final score of 294 (+6) after rounds of 71-73-74-76. She finished in a seven-way tie for 58th place, individually.

As a team, Guatemala finished 614 (+38) for 42nd place. 


Sophomore women's golfer Lucia Polo will represent Guatemala in the Women's World Amateur Team Championship beginning on Wednesday. She is just one of three representatives for her native country. 

Polo will tee off at 10:05 a.m. local time on Wed., Sept. 3 at the Oshitate Course in Japan. Polo is paired with golfers from Portugal and Poland. 

Teams from 51 different countries will play four rounds in a play-three-count-two format. They will play 18 holes a day over a four day span. The team with the lowest 72-hole score will win the event. South Korea has won the last two consecutive tournaments in 2010 and 2012. 

The winner of the championship will have bragging rights to the Espirito Santo Trophy for two years.

For scoring of the event, click HERE

Happy Birthday - August 2: Pickett, Pietila, Gabriel and Frazier

On August 2 we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior running back Justus Pickett, sophomore golfer Hannah Pietila, sophomore soccer player Eleanor Gabriel and head football equipment manager Roger Frazier

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