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2007 Lady Vol Hall of Fame Inductees

Helen Watson

Helen B. Watson

Administrator

  • Chair, Department of Physical Education
  • Member Chancellor's Task Force to identify gender inequities
  • First to request oversight and funding for women's intercollegiate athletics
  • Hired Pat Head, 1974
  • Member Tennessee Task Force on Women's Athletics which resulted in
    the establishment of a free standing Department of Women's Intercollegiate
    Athletics in 1976
  • Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Taught Physical Education at Tennessee for nearly 40 years
  • Chaired the department of women's physical education (YEARS)
    and remained chair of department of physical education when the
    men's andwomen's departments merged
  • Retired from the University of Tennessee in 1980
  • The Helen B. Watson Award for Academic Excellence is awarded
    annually to the University of Tennessee female student-athlete with the
    highest grade point average.
Sheila Collins

Sheila Collins

Basketball - 1981-1985
B.S. Education, 1987

  • SEC Champion, 1985
  • SEC Tournament Champion, 1985
  • Member Tennessee 1,000 Point Club with 1,423 Career Points
  • 7th on Tennessee Top Ten list for Freshman Scoring, 412 points
  • 8th on Tennessee Top Ten list for Senior Scoring, 563 points
  • 4th on Tennessee Top Ten list for Senior Rebounding, 290 rebounds
  • Scored 40 point in single game vs. Mississippi
  • USA National Team, 1983
  • USA Olympic Festival South 1982
  • USA Olympic Festival South MVP - 1982
  • USA Jr. National Team, 1982
  • Kodak All-America, 1985
  • NCAA All-Mideast Region Team, 1982, 1985
  • NCAA Mideast Regional Most Outstanding Player, 1982
  • Final Four Appearance 1982, 1984
  • Tied with and Most recent - most points in SEC Tournament - (90 -3 games)
  • SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player, 1985
  • SEC All-Tournament Team, 1985
  • All-SEC, 1985
  • Named to Lady Vols Team of the Decade for 80's in 1991
  • Tennessee Career Record 92-38
  • Played Professionally in Italy & Germany - 1986 - 1991
Nicole Demann

Nicole deMan

Swimming & Diving - 1992-1996
B.A., Education, 1996
M.S., Education, 1997

  • First Lady Vol in school history to be a three event winner
    at the SEC Championships
  • 2nd SEC Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1993, 1994
  • 2nd SEC Championship, 200y Freestyle Relay, 1993
  • SEC Champion, 50y Freestyle, 1995, 1996
  • SEC Champion, 100y Freestyle, 1995
  • 7th NCAA Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1993
  • 5th NCAA Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1994
  • 5th NCAA Championship, 50y Freestyle, 1995
  • NCAA Champion, 50y Freestyle, 1996
  • Tennessee Record Holder, 50y Freestyle, 1994
  • 3rd on Tennessee Top Performances List, 100y Freestyle, 1995
  • 7th on Tennessee Top Performances List, 200y Freestyle Relay, 1993
  • 6th on Tennessee Top Performances List, 400y Freestyle Relay, 1993
  • 20-Time All-America, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • 2-Time Knoxville News-Sentinel First Team All-SEC (1995, 1996)
  • 2-Time Knoxville News-Sentinel Second Team All-SEC (1993, 1994)
  • Lady Volunteer Athlete of the Year, 1996
  • World University Games, 50m Freestyle, Silver Medalist, 1995
  • Pan Pacific Championships, 50m Freestyle and 4X100m Freestyle Relay,
    Bronze Medal, 1997
  • CSCAA Academic All-American 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Academic All-SEC 1994, 1995, 1996
  • UT Dean's List 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Bridget Jackson

Bridget Jackson

Softball - 1995-19976
B.A. Psychology, 1997

  • First-Team All-SEC, 1997
  • Verizon Academic All-District IV, 1997
  • NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team, 1997
  • Academic All-SEC, 1997
  • SEC Player of the Week, April 15, 1997
  • Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team, 1997
  • Lady Vol Team MVP, 1996
  • T1st on Tennessee list of RBI in a single game, 8, 1996
  • T1st on Tennessee list of total bases in a single game, 11, 1996
  • Single Season Records:
    • 1st in Runs, 74, 1996
    • 1st in Doubles, 24, 1996
    • 1st in Home Runs, 15, 1996
    • T1st in RBI, 77, 1996
    • 1st in Total Bases, 171, 1996
    • 1st in Slugging Percentage, .777, 1996
  • Career Records:
    • T4th in Batting Average, .383
    • T9th in Runs, 117
    • 10th in Doubles, 34
    • T5th in Triples, 7
    • T7th in Home Runs, 17
    • 9th in RBI, 117
    • T5th in Sacrifice Flies, 11
    • 1st in Slugging Percentage, .617
    • 9th in On Base Percentage, .420
    • 8th in Fielding Assists, 218
Carla McGhee

Carla McGhee

Basketball- 1986-1990
B.S. Education, 1990

  • USA Olympic Team, Gold Medal, 1996
  • USA National Team, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • ESPY Award, Co-Team of the Decade (1990s)
  • World Championship Team, Bronze Medal, 1994
  • NCAA National Champion, 1987, 1989
  • SEC Tournament Champion, 1988, 1989
  • SEC Champion, 1990
  • Tennessee Career Record, 121-17
Dianne Shoemaker

Dianne Shoemaker

Volleyball - 1985-1988
B.A., Business Administration, 1989

  • Academic All-SEC, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • All-SEC, 1987, 1988
  • All-East Central Region, 1987, 1988
  • Academic All-District, 1987
  • All-SEC Tournament Team, 1988
  • Chancellor's Citation for Academic Excellence, 1985, 1986
  • Career Rankings:
    • 4th on UT Career Kills List with 1544
    • 6th on UT Career Attacks List with 3418
    • 6th on UT Career Blocks List with 361
    • 7th on UT Career Kills per Game List with 3.49
    • 9th on UT Career Aces List with 146
    • 9th on UT Career Aces per Game List with 0.33
    • 10th on UT Career Attacks per Game List with 7.72
  • Single Season Records:
    • 1st on Tennessee Kills per Game in a season list with 5.69
      in 1988
    • 1st on Tennessee Attacks per game in a season list with 11.95
      in 1988
    • 2nd on Tennessee Kills in a season list with 620 in 1988
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