Lillian  Hammond

17Lillian Hammond


Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Girls Preparatory School





At Bats:6 vs. Florida (5/3/08)
Runs:3 (three times)
Hits:3 (seven times)
Hit Streak:12 games (3/9-3/29/08)
Runs Batted In:2 vs. Lipscomb (3/25/08)
Doubles:1 (five times)
Home Runs:1 vs. Lipscomb (3/25/08)
Walks:2 vs. Hofstra (2/16/08)
Stolen Bases:2 (four times)

AS A JUNIOR (2008):

Was chosen as a first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and All-District IV choice for the second consecutive season...Reaped her initial selection to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region squad as a second team choice...Hit .349 over 63 games, making 51 of her 57 starts in left field while scoring 46 runs, delivering three doubles, her first career inside-the-park home run in a victory over Lipscomb (3/25), knocking in 10 runs and swiping 23 bases in 24 attempts...Boasted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 2008 while dealing with 55 chances...Posted a team-best and career-high 12-game hitting streak from March 9 at Alabama through the first game of a doubleheader at Auburn on March 29...Hit a squad-high .457 during the 12-game skein going 16-of-35 at the plate with eight runs tallied, a two-bagger and the aforementioned inside-the-park round tripper...Rated third on the squad in hitting during Southeastern Conference-only action with a .313 mark in 24 contests...Registered 17 multi-hit contests during the season with a high of three hits in triumphs over Cal Poly (2/9), #18 Oregon State (2/10), Florida Gulf Coast (2/16) and Western Carolina (4/9) and during a 6-5 (11 inn.) defeat to No. 2 Florida (5/3)...Knocked in a career-best two runs versus Lipscomb (3/25) in Tennessee's 4-1 victory...Also swiped a career-high two bases in wins over Cal Poly, Liberty (4/8) and Western Carolina...Was named to the SEC Spring Honor Roll and to the NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team...Honored for her efforts in the local area by being tabbed as part of the 2008 SEC Community Service Team.


Was chosen as a first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and All-District IV for her efforts on the field and in the classroom...Made her presence known by hitting .414 with a .469 on-base percentage, seven RBI and 14 steals in 15 attempts in 58 total contests (22 starts) in 2007...Now owns a career batting average of .394...Hit .455 in 23 Southeastern Conference contests...Recorded a .375 mark in the NCAA Super Regionals against No. 12 Hawai'i and plated four runs, including three tallies in the opener, a 9-0 (five inn.) UT win...Delivered a 2-for-3 effort in the NCAA Regional opener versus Furman (5/18) with a run scored...Laced the first double of her career in the 13-3 (5 inn.) win over ETSU (3/30) and followed with her second two-bagger in a 12-0 (5 inn.) rout of Tennessee Tech (4/3)...Took advantage of a starting role in the line-up by hitting a ridiculous .586 (17-of-29) with four RBI over 12 games (11 starts) from March 30 against ETSU to April 22 versus Auburn...Included was a career-best six-game hitting streak, five multiple-hit games and a perfect 6-for-6 effort in the combined ends of the doubleheader against ETSU (5/30)...Drew a bases loaded walk for an RBI in an 8-0 (5 inn.) win over Florida International (2/16)...Recorded her first career RBI on a groundout against College of Charleston (2/11) at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C....Drew a nod to Southeastern Conference Spring Honor Roll.


Scored once as a pinch runner in the victories over #1 UCLA and #9 Arizona State at the WCWS...Played as a pinch runner in two of the three match-ups with No. 13 Michigan in Super Regionals...Crossed the plate in UT's 6-4 win over Tennessee Tech in her first NCAA Tournament contest...Scored twice in pinch runner duty against Ole Miss...Played in all three games against #24 Florida and scored a tally in UT's 8-0 (6) win...Plated one of Tennessee's 10 runs in the 10-0 (5) rout of ETSU (4/5)...Scored a run in UT's 8-0 (6) win over Liberty (3/23)...Served as a pinch runner in all three games against #18 Auburn...Scored three times and registered a hit in eight games played at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla...Scored a run against UC?Davis and saw action as a pinch runner in all three of UT's games at the Worth Invitational...Delivered the first base hit of her UT career in the fifth inning of Tennessee's 10-4 win over Coastal Carolina (2/10)...Saw action in two of the Lady Vols' three games on the opening weekend in Conway, S.C.


Hammond added to her sterling athletic resume with a Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Division II All-State nod in softball in 2004 and 2005...Was also a three-time all-state choice on the volleyball court (2002, 2003, 2004) as well as a three-time member of the Chattanooga Times Free Press "Best of Preps" listing for volleyball...A nominee for the Chattanooga Times Free Press' Female Athlete of the Year award as well as a member of the "Best of Preps" following her junior softball campaign (2004), Hammond boasts career highs on the diamond of 32 RBI, 14 stolen bases, 36 runs scored, 19 extra-base hits and a batting average of .475...Hammond played alongside fellow UT signees Sarah Vaughn and Allison Fulmer on the Chattanooga Yankettes traveling team that went a perfect 7-0 at the 2004 Colorado Fireworks Tournament.


Currently majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and anthropology...Was a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar with Distinction during her stay at Girls Preparatory School...Also received awards for outstanding performance in biology, physics and Spanish in high school...Her sister Hillary played outfield for the softball squad at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn....Hopes to be a forensic psychologist or FBI criminal profiler following college...Has two sisters, Hillary, 24, and Whitney, 16; and one brother, Dallas, 13...Lillian Alexandra Hammond was born March, 17, 1987, in Chattanooga, Tenn....Her parents are John and Sabrina Hammond.



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