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      Tiffany Huff
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saugus, Calif.

High School:
Saugus

Height:
5-7

Position:
C/1B

B/T:
L/R

HUFF'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5 vs. Cal Poly (2/21/09)
Runs: 3 (six times)
Hits: 4 vs. Boston College (3/3/09)
Hit Streak: 17 games (2/20-3/21/09)
RBIs: 6 vs. San Jose State (2/7/09)
Doubles: 2 vs. Liberty (4/8/08) & vs. Boston College (3/3/09)
Triples: 1 vs. Hawai'i (5/25/07) & Boston College (3/3/09)
Home Runs: 1 (17 times)
Walks: 4 vs. Florida State (3/1/08)
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. South Carolina (3/15/09)

AS A JUNIOR (2009): An eventual Top 25 national finalist for the prestigious USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Trophy, Huff picked up Second-Team Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American honors, a Second-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American selection and nods to the NFCA All-Southeast Region and Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference squads...She truly made 2009 her breakout campaign by establishing personal single-season career highs in batting average (.399 on 63-of-158), runs scored (48), hits (63), home runs (eight), RBIs (67), total bases (102), slugging (.646) and on-base percentage (.522) and stolen bases (11), while adding 13 doubles, a triple and 43 walks...Her 67 RBIs rated her fourth overall in the SEC and her 1.14 RBI-per-game average placed her fifth in all of NCAA Division I in that category...Huff started all 59 games for the Big Orange in 2009 at either first base or behind the plate...The Saugus, Calif., native tallied 14 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games and recorded a career-long 17-game hitting streak from Feb. 20-March 21, during which she .556 with four HR's and 27 RBIs...Among her stellar individual performances in 2009 were a 3-for-4, career-high six-RBI effort with a double and a home run in a rout of San Jose State (2/7) and a perfect 4-for-4 performance with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs against Boston College (3/3)...Was tabbed on March 30th as one of Sports Illustrated's weekly "Faces in the Crowd" after opening the season by hitting .647 (11-of-17) with 15 RBIs over a five-game stretch at the BYU Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah...Also reaped USA Softball National Collegiate Co-Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week honors for her performance over Feb. 5-7 in Utah...The 5-7 catcher/first baseman currently rates in the top eight in Lady Vol history in career doubles (42), home runs (17), RBIs (175), on-base (.536) and slugging percentage (.460).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Proved there would be no sophomore jinx as Huff followed up a stellar rookie season with a powerful second campaign...A preseason Second-Team All-SEC choice and a member of the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List, Huff hit .313 (55-of-176) while starting all 66 contests for the Lady Vols...For her efforts she was included on the NFCA All-South Region Team...She saw starting action at four different positions in 2008: catcher (28 starts), first base (12 starts), right field (19 starts) and designated player (seven starts)...Huff also delivered a team-best 18 doubles, homered three times and knocked in 50 runs...By drawing 44 walks, she posted a .452 on-base percentage to help her climb to seventh all-time in Tennessee history in that category...Currently resides just outside the Lady Vol Top 10 in RBIs (108) and two-baggers (29)...Tallied 14 multi-RBI and 10 multi-hit games...Responsible for 16 RBIs and a .254 average during 26 league contests while drawing 17 free passes...Tallied a career-best hitting streak of seven games from March 2 versus Nebraska through the second game of a doubleheader against Tennessee State (3/12)...Doubled twice and homered as part of a 3-for-3, four RBI effort in an 8-2 blasting of Liberty (4/8)...Also managed three hits and a double while catching all nine innings of a 2-0 win at South Carolina (3/19)...Knocked in a trio of runners versus Western Carolina (4/9) and homered in triumphs over Hofstra (2/29), Lipscomb (3/25) and Liberty...Chosen to the SEC Spring Honor Roll and to the NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Tabbed to the Southeastern Conference's All-Freshman Team after recording a .339 average with 11 doubles, six home runs and 58 RBI in her initial campaign in the Orange & White...The RBI total was the most by a Tennessee rookie since the program joined the SEC in 1997 (Carrie Swinford, 62 RBI, 1996), the eighth-most in a single campaign by any player in UT history and ranked her fourth in the SEC in the category...Has started all 61 games of her brief career...Did not commit an error last season in 247 total chances as a utility player at catcher, first base and in the outfield...Also drew 19 walks, scored 31 runs and stole seven bases...Knocked in two or more runs in 16 contests in 2007, including a career-best five in a 9-0 (5 inn.) win over #12 Hawai'i in the opening game of the NCAA Super Regionals...Recorded 17 multiple-hit contests in `07...Was selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team...Contributed three total RBI to the series sweep at Kentucky and drove in the Orange & White's first run in a 9-2 victory over No. 1 Alabama (5/6)...Singled in a pair of scores in an eight-run fifth as UT destroyed Georgia 10-0 (5 inn.) in Athens, Ga. (4/7)...Hit .667 (4-of-6) with five RBI and two doubles in the doubleheader sweep over ETSU (3/30)...Blasted a three-run bomb and singled in a run for four RBI as Tennessee pounded Toledo, 9-1 (6 inn.)...Had a four-game streak of at least two RBI over Feb. 18-22, 2007, with highs of four in wins over Loyola Marymount (grand slam HR) and UC Davis...Began her career by hitting safely in her first six contests from Coastal Carolina (2/9) to Sacramento State (2/17) and in 17 of her initial 19 games...During that stretch, Huff recorded a .473 average (26-of-55) with three doubles, five HR's and a team-best 30 RBI...Chosen to the SEC Freshman Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Was invited to the 2009 U.S. National Team selection camp in Chula Vista, Calif., but couldn't participate because of an injury...Played in the summer of 2007 on the U.S. Junior National Team that won both the Junior World Championship in Enschede, Netherlands, and the Junior Pan Am Qualifier in Caguas, Puerto Rico...Huff concluded her stay at the World Championship with a .440 (11-of-25) average to go along with two doubles, a triple, eight runs scored and six RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL: During her sparkling career at Saugus High School in Saugus, Calif., Huff excelled both on and off the diamond...Was chosen first-team All-Foothill League and All-Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) in 2006 and received a first-team selection from both the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times...During an all-California Interscholastic League (Southern Section) junior campaign in 2005, she hit .460 with six home runs, 33 runs scored, 31 RBI and registered an impressive slugging percentage of .885 to lead her team to a Foothill League title and the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals (third-place)...The Los Angeles Times chose Huff as the Foothill League's Most Valuable Player in '05...She was also named as a first-team All-Foothill league selection, an All-SCV first-team choice, second-team Cal-Hi Sports all-state and first-team all-area by the LA Daily News during her junior year...During her freshman and sophomore campaigns she twice earned a first-team Foothill all-league nod and a pair of All-SCV choices...In the classroom, Huff was tabbed to the National Honor Society and was a four-time scholar-athlete at Saugus...She helped lead her Haning's Batbusters to the Gold National Championship in the summer of 2006...Spent the summer of 2006 playing for Team USA's Junior Pan Am Qualifier Team in Caguas, Puerto Rico, that roared to a perfect 10-0 record to qualify for next year's Junior World Championships...Huff delivered seven RBI, six runs scored, a double and a grand slam in eight games played.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Education with hopes of becoming a special education teacher after college...Lists her career objective as becoming a teacher to work with young kids...Claims to have modeled herself after former St. Louis Cardinals player and World Series MVP David Eckstein because of his hustle and love of the game...Has a brother Joey, 24, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in mechanical engineering...Tiffany Huff was born in June 1988, in Van Nuys, Calif....Her parents are Joe and Tairi Huff.

Huff's Career Statistics

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB SBA BB SO HBP SF SH TB Slg % OB %
2007 AVG.339 61-61 183 24 62 58 11 1 6 7 7 19 37 3 1 6 93 .508 .408
2008 .313 66-66 176 28 55 50 18 0 3 3 3 44 26 1 0 5 82 .466 .452
2009 .399 59-59 158 48 63 67 13 1 8 11 13 43 9 1 3 8 102 .646 .522
Totals .348 186-186 517 100 180 175 42 2 17 21 23 106 72 5 4 19 277 .536 .460
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