Tennessee Softball Year-by-Year Archive

2015 Season

2015

Record: 47-17
SEC Finish: 15-9 (T-4th, Tourney Runner-Up)
Postseason:WCWS - Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (14th Seasons)

Tennessee powered its way (team-record 100 HRs) to its seventh trip to the Women's College World Series in 2015.

Rainey Gaffin was named UT's 14th NFCA All-American after going 17-4 in the circle with a 2.17 ERA and hitting .315. Erin Gabriel became UT's 13th Academic All-American. For the first time in team history, Tennessee had five players hit double-figure home runs.

2014 Season

2014

Record: 46-12
SEC Finish: 17-7 (2nd)
Postseason:NCAA Tournament (Norman Super Regional)
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (13th Seasons)

Tennessee reached the NCAA Super Regionals for the seventh time in program history with a team bolstered by senior leadership and a slew of rising young stars.

Madison Shipman enjoyed a banner senior year, earning SEC Player of the Year and Tennessee’s first-ever Senior CLASS Award. Ellen Renfroe shined as the ace in the circle and was named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. Annie Aldrete smashed a UT-record 19 homers and was named co-winner of the inaugural NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year trophy.

2013 Season

2013

Record: 52-12
SEC Finish: 16-6 (2nd East)
Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (12th Seasons)

Tennessee enjoyed one of its finest seasons in program history in 2013, finishing as the national runner-up in the WCWS Finals.

Raven Chavanne shattered numerous school records and was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. Lauren Gibson had the best year of her career and was the SEC Player of the Year. Ivy Renfroe and Ellen Renfroe once again provided UT's potent 1-2 punch in the circle to lead the Lady Vols to their sixth WCWS appearance.

2012 Season

2012

Record: 52-14
SEC Finish: 22-6 (1st East)
Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (11th Seasons)

The Lady Vols reached the WCWS for the fifth time under co-head coaches Karen and Ralph Weekly during the 2012 softball campaign.

Backed by the pitching of sisters Ivy and Ellen Renfroe, the Lady Vols capped off a fifty plus win season for the seventh time in program history.

2011 Season

2011

Record: 49-12
SEC Finish: 20-8 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn. Regional)
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (10th Seasons)

The 2011 season secured the program's second SEC tournament title and allowed the squad to host an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season.

The Knoxville Regional boasted three opponents in the RPI top twenty and proved tricky for the Lady Vols following their SEC championship run.

2010 Season

2010

Record: 49-15 SEC Finish: 17-8 (3rd in East) Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla. Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (9th Seasons)

For the fourth time in program history, the Lady Vols would venture back to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

Only needing one win to secure a birth into the WCWS Final, the Lady Vols would fall to Arizona ending their run at a National Championship.

2009 Season

2009

Record: 40-18-1
SEC Finish: 12-12-1 (3rd in East)
Postseason: NCAA Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn. Regional)
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (8th Seasons)

Though the season ended sooner than desired, the 2009 Lady Vols showed determination, grit and the ability to overcome virtually any obstacle no matter how large.

With many high-profile victories and award-winning efforts along the way, it is obvious that the proper pieces are now in place to keep the Big Orange train rolling.

2008 Season

2008

Record: 50-16
SEC Finish: 14-12 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn. Regional)
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (7th Seasons)

The 2008 Lady Vols received the programs fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid but were unable to best eventual WCWS participant Virginia Tech.

Although the season was cut short, by the program's standards, Tennessee will look to reload throughout the offseason in hopes to reach Oklahoma City for the fourth time.

2007 Season

2007

Record: 68-3
SEC Finish: 23-4 (1st in East/SEC)
Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (6th Seasons)

For the 3rd year in a row and in program history, Tennessee found itself in the national spotlight at the Women's College World Series

Falling one game short of the WCWS Final to the Arizona Wildcats, the Lady Vols concluded a .887 win percentage season in Oklahoma City.

2006 Season

2006

Record: 61-12
SEC Finish: 21-9 (2nd in East)
Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (5th Seasons)

The Lady Vols fought there way to another third place finish and a second trip to the WCWS in 2006.

Along the way, UT upset #1 UCLA, outlasted #9 Arizona State, and defeated eventual national champion #3 Arizona before falling a game short of the WCWS Final.

2005 Season

2005

Record: 67-15
SEC Finish: 20-8 (2nd in East)
Postseason: WCWS- Oklahoma City, Okla.
Coach: Karen and Ralph Weekly (4th Seasons)

For the first time in program history, the Tennessee Volunteer Softball team made its way to national prominence at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. In their fourth season at the helm of the Big Orange, Co-head coaches Karen and Ralph Weekly have brought the program to the place they intended, Oklahoma.

 

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