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      Megan Givens
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

High School:
Girls Preparatory School

Height:
5-2

Position:
OF

THE WEEKLYS ON GIVENS: "Megan is a dynamic young player who hits from the left side, plays outfield and runs the bases extremely well. She has a lot of experience playing high-level Gold ball during the summer and worked extremely hard for our coaching staff during the recent fall season."

HIGH SCHOOL: One of several former Girls Preparatory School players from the Chattanooga, Tenn., area to have recently ventured through the Lady Vol softball program including recent graduate Lillian Hammond and her sister Whitney Hammond, a freshman alongside Givens at Tennessee...Played on three-straight Division II AA Tennessee State Championship softball teams at GPS (2007-09) and two runner-ups (2005, 2006) while also winning consecutive state volleyball championships (2007, 2008)...Selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) to its all-state team for Division II softball in 2007 and 2009 and in volleyball in 2007 and 2008...Was chosen to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press "Best of Preps" listing for softball in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and in volleyball in 2008...Posted a .476 batting average with 13 doubles, nine stolen bases, 30 RBIs and 20 runs scored for GPS during her senior campaign...Was Tennessee's Player of the Game in the Volunteer State's 12-10 victory in the 2009 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Softball Classic with three hits, two runs scored and a RBI...Also played on the winning side in the 2009 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Volleyball Classic...Lettered for a season on the women's basketball team at GPS...Played ASA Gold summer ball for Fury Fastpitch out of Chattanooga and was part of the organization's first 18-U ASA National Gold qualifier...Also played club volleyball for the Choo-Choo City Volleyball squad...Was very active in extra-curricular activities at GPS including the Beta Club (president), the Self Defense Club, the Key Club (co-vice president), the yearbook staff and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Was a member of the National Honor Society, the Headmaster's Distinguished Honors List and received both the Mary Hannah Tucker Headmaster's Award and an Honors English Award at GPS.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Nursing at UT...Lists scrapbooking, shopping, fishing and traveling as hobbies outside of softball...Hopes to become a nurse anesthetist after graduation...Claims to have never thought of going anywhere else to school because she has always wanted to be a Lady Vol...Among former teammates playing collegiately is a future SEC opponent, Kelsey Cartwright of Auburn...Has two brothers, Branndon and Justin Hunt, 14 and 9, respectively, as well as a sister Karley Givens, 4...Megan Nicole Givens was born October 26, 1990, in Chattanooga, Tenn....Her parents are Beverly and Scott Hunt and Travis Givens.

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