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      Jennifer Griffin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whittier, Calif.

High School:
California

Height:
5-5

Position:
3B/C

Birthdate:
06/25/1987

B/T:
R/R

THE WEEKLYS ON GRIFFIN:

"A very good defensive player who can play either first or third base. She has the ability to hit the long ball as evidenced by the 10 home runs during her freshman season. Jennifer also possesses good speed for a player of her stature."

AS A FRESHMAN (2006):

Hit the game-winning two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning in an elimination game against #9 Arizona State at the WCWS...Also registered Tennessee's only hit in the World Series loss to Northwestern...Re-entered the line-up for the Michigan Super Regional series...Did not play in the NCAA Regionals due to a muscle strain injury...Knocked in a pair of runs in UT's 10-1 (5) rout of #11 LSU...Blasted her ninth home run of the campaign and knocked in four runs in the series with S. Carolina...Sacrificed in a run in the 9-3 romp of Ole Miss (4/15)...Blasted a three-run home run, her eighth HR of the season, as part of UT's 10-0 (5) rout of ETSU (4/5)... Delivered three singles in eight at-bats in Arkansas (.375)...Hit .556 (5-of-9) with a double and two RBI at Kentucky...Was 1-of-10 with six strikeouts in her first road SEC series at #6 Alabama...Laced an RBI double in UT's 9-1 (5) win over Liberty (3/23)...Was just 2-of-8 with an RBI in her first collegiate SEC series against #18 Auburn...Exhibited even more of her power potential with a pair of home runs and a 5-for-6, four RBI performance in the DH sweep of Belmont (3/14)...Blasted three home runs at the USF Tournament to give her a current team-best five for the campaign... Hammered HR's in back-to-back games against Buffalo (3/9) and Temple in Clearwater, Fla., while knocking in a pair of runs vs. Temple (3/10)...Hit .286 with a solo home run to left center and two RBI at the Worth Invitational...The second home run of her collegiate career came against Texas Tech in the second inning of UT's 4-0 victory...Was part of a back-to-back home run effort with Tonya Callahan in the third inning of the 11-2 (5) win over #25/22 Iowa at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic with a solo blast, her first collegiate HR...Continued the hot start to her days in the Orange & White by posting a .462 average (6-of-13) with three doubles, seven RBI and four runs scored at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic... Registered a stellar opening to her career in the Orange & White by hitting .333 with three RBI during the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C...Griffin registered her best game against the homestanding Lady Chanticleers during Tennessee's 10-4 romp on 2/10 with a 2-for-4, two-RBI, two run scored effort...Also lifted a sacrifice fly for a run in the 8-0 rout of CCU (2/11).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A highly-touted recruit from the softball hotbed of California, Griffin led her California High School squad to four-consecutive league titles (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005), while her team registered a 39-1 mark in league action over four seasons...During her senior campaign, Griffin was named the Southeast/South Coast Region Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and to the publication's All-Star Softball Team after batting .489 with 34 runs, 27 RBI's, 23 walks, 21 stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .803...Among her career awards are a sophomore selection to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II First Team, two Offensive Player of the Year awards, three League Most Valuable Player nods and the 2003 league batting title...Griffin also picked up two First Team All-Area nods and a trio of Foothill All-Tournament Team selections...Led her squad to a pair of La Mirada Tournament titles ('03 and '05) in including a perfect 5-0 mark in 2003...She helped guide the California Corona Angels to a fifth-place finish at the 18-U Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Gold Nationals in Georgia in 2004 and fifth in Salinas, Calif., in 2005.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Lists U.S. Olympic Team pitcher Jennie Finch as the athlete she most admires...Her biggest thrill to date in softball is hitting the game-winning home run in the ninth inning of the 2006 WCWS match-up with #9 Arizona State...Desires to become a sports advertising executive following her collegiate days...Griffin's main superstition is to always wear her headband upside down...Has a brother, Sean, 28...Jennifer Marie Griffin was born on June 25, 1987, in Whittier, Calif...Her parents are John and Tamara Griffin.

HIGHS:

LADY VOL CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 4 (six times)
Runs: 2 (eight times)
Hits: 3 vs. Belmont (3/14/06) & at Kentucky (3/30/06)
Hit Streak: 6 games (3/11-3/18/06)
Runs Batted In: 3 (three times)
Doubles: 1 (10 times)
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 1 (10 times)
Walks: 3 vs. UMass (3/12/06)
Stolen Bases: 2 at Kentucky (3/29/06)

CAREER STATISTICS

BATTING
YEARAVGGP-GSABRHRBI2B3BHRSBSBABBSOHBPSFSHTBSLG%OB%
2006.27969-671653446381001077274204386.521.372
Totals.27969-671653446381001077274204386.521.372

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