Caitlin  Ryan

9Caitlin Ryan


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:




At Bats:2 vs. Furman (3/5/05)
Runs:2 vs. N.C. A&T (3/5/05)
Hits:1 (six times)
Hit Streak:3 games (3/4-3/5/05)
Runs Batted In:3 vs. UMass (3/12/06)
Home Runs:1 vs. UMass (3/12/06)
Walks:1 (four times)
Stolen Bases:0

AS A JUNIOR (2007):

Played in 33 contests for the Big Orange in 2007 mainly as a pinch runner, including all three NCAA Regional match-ups, one NCAA Super Regional game and four of Tennessee's Women's College World Series contests (No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 6 Northwestern and two of the three championship series games against No. 4 Arizona)... Scored Tennessee's third run on a pinch-hit, seventh-inning single from India Chiles in UT's WCWS championship series-opening 3-0 win over Arizona...Plated single tallies in UT's 7-1 Super Regional clincher over No. 12 Hawai'i (5/26) and the 7-0 NCAA Regional-winning triumph over Winthrop (5/20)...Pinch-running for Shannon Doepking, Ryan registered an important score via a single off the bat of Lindsay Schutzler in the second inning of an eventual 2-1 (8 inn.) victory over Mississippi State (3/17)...Singled as a pinch hitter in a 6-0 triumph over Western Kentucky (3/28) at Tyson Park in Knoxville...Crossed the dish once in wins over Sacramento State and UC Davis at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev....Delivered her first hit of 2007 and tallied an RBI in a six-run second frame as UT routed College of Charleston 11-1 (5 inn.) at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. (2/11)...Selected to the Southeastern Conference Spring Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.


Played in the WCWS contests against #1 UCLA and versus #3 Arizona...Had an at-bat against the Wildcats...Ran twice for UT during the SEC Tournament (Alabama and LSU)...Scored a run in the 10-1 (5) rout of #11 LSU at Tyson Park...Was summoned into UT's 7-6 loss to #9 Georgia as a pinch runner...Was utilized as a pinch hitter in the 10-0 (5) romp of ETSU (4/5), but struck out...Got an at-bat as a pinch hitter against Kentucky (3/30) and Liberty (3/23) but failed to reach base...Was 0-of-2 as a pinch hitter in the doubleheader sweep of Belmont (3/14)...Made her first hit of 2006 count big-time with a towering three-run pinch-hit home run against UMass in the title game at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla., to mark her first collegiate big fly...Did not see action at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic or at the Worth Invitational...Came in as a pinch-hitter against Illinois State (2/10) and Coastal Carolina (2/11) but failed to produce a hit in two at-bats.


Named to the NFCA Scholar-Athlete team...Part of Lady Vol history as Ryan was on first base for Kristi Durant as a pinch runner when Tonya Callahan delivered the game-winning two-run home run to down No. 1 Michigan, 2-0, at the Women's College World Series...Served as a pinch runner and scored single tallies against College of Charleston, Virginia, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay... Delivered her first career base hits against Northern Colorado, Furman and N.C. A&T at the Charleston Southern Invitational with single RBI's against UNC and the Lady Paladins...Caitlin drew a walk in the first at-bat of her collegiate career off Charleston Southern pitcher Amanda Noble during UT's 9-0 romp of CSU at the Georgia Southern Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.


Three-sport athlete at West High School in softball, basketball and golf, where she captained each team for one season...Chosen to the all-district softball team four consecutive years and to the district all-tournament team twice...As a senior, Ryan hit .567 with six home runs and 44 RBI on the way to garnering the district most valuable player award as well as selections to the Knoxville News-Sentinel "Prep Xtra" team and the All-Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) team...A three-time all-district choice on the hardwood, Ryan scored 1,493 career points and registered career averages of 19 ppg, 12 rpg and three bpg...She was chosen to the All-KIL and Knoxville News-Sentinel "Prep Xtra" teams in basketball as a senior...Won two Tennessee state championships in summer ball (2000 and 2001) while her 1998 squad finished seventh at nationals...An honor roll student at West High School with a 3.9 GPA, Ryan was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in extracurricular activities that included the Peer Mentoring Program, Key Club, Young Life and the Principal's Round Table.


Enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences...Enjoys snowboarding, painting, reading and playing basketball...Cites hitting a home run in the last game of her senior year against a rival team as her biggest thrill to date in softball...Has a younger brother, Jake, 18, who will enroll at Austin Peay State University this fall on a football scholarship...Lee Caitlin Ryan was born March 7, 1986, in Knoxville, Tenn...Her parents are Pat and Debbie Ryan...Her father was on the football team at Tennessee (1977) before moving on to play quarterback for the New York Jets (1978-89) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1991) of the National Football League (NFL).




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