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      Kim Sanders
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Placentia, Calif.

High School:
El Dorado H.S.

Height:
5-8

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
11/24/1984

B/T:
R/R

THE WEEKLYS ON SANDERS:

"A catcher who is competing daily for the starting position, Kim is doing well in all aspects of softball. She is a good hitter with the potential to be very effective at the plate. Her strongest assets are her ability to call the game and direct the team as a field general."

HIGH SCHOOL:

Three-year letterwinner at El Dorado High School, which claimed the Empire League Championship in 2001?Served as team's captain as a senior, when her team claimed the California state title?Earned first-team All-Empire League accolades in her final year?As a sophomore, Kim was chosen first-team all-league, second-team All-CIF and as her squad's best defensive player?Sported a fielding percentage of .994 behind the dish?Competed for the Tuff-E-Nuff club team that brought home ASA national crowns in 1999 and 2000?Member of the Miner's Gold summer ball team that captured the Southern California regional title in 2001?Was also a two-time captain of the Golden Hawks' volleyball team?Chosen as the squad's best all-around player in '00.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences?Debating on pursuing a career in social work or in the field of advertising/marketing?Hopes to graduate with honors and become a working mother?Wants to become an All-American and lead the Lady Vols to their first national title in softball?Cites biggest thrills as winning back-to-back ASA National Championships and being recruited by Tennessee?Member of the National Honor Society, California Scholastic Federation and the Collegiate Scholar Program while at El Dorado?Was named as her school's best all-around musician in 1998 and received a top jazz award for her performance on the trumpet?Admires Texas Rangers standout shortstop Alex Rodriguez?Several former teammates compete in Division I softball, including Lindsay Jansen (Utah State), Dana Rey (Western Kentucky), Kristen Rivera (Washington) and Alyson Von Liechtenstein (Arizona)?Chose to attend UT because it felt like a family to her and she was excited to play for the Weeklys and Michele Granger?Superstitions include wearing the number 13 and keeping Chapstick in her pants when she is playing?Has an older brother, Brian, 21, who plays baseball at Chapman University in Orange, Calif?Kimberly Marie Sanders was born Nov. 24, 1984, in Fullerton, Calif?Her parents are Curt and Kathy Sanders?Her father is a director for the Walt Disney Company.

KIM'S FAVORITES

Actor: Matthew McConaughey
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Sports Team: Anaheim Angels
Pro Athlete: Alex Rodriguez
Pig-Out Food: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Spot on Campus: My room
Quote: "Do not try to be better than someone else, but make each day your masterpiece to improve a little toward becoming the best of which you are capable."
Car: Explorer Sport
Prized Possession: My golden lab, Belle
Vacation Destination: Paris, France
Softball Player: Dottie from A League of Their Own
Restaurant: Orange County Mining Co.
Pump-Up Song: When We Ride on our Enemies (Tupac Shakur)
Store: Delia's

Q & A WITH KIM

One word or phrase to describe 2003 Lady Vols: Where did they come from?

Teammate who will surprise everyone this season: Mandie Fishback

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