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- Scored one run vs. Tennessee State (4/2)
- Set new career high with two stolen bases vs. Murray State (3/19) and also had a hit and a run
- Drew a walk and scored a run in win vs. No. 1/2 Bama (3/8)
- Pinch ran and scored vs. Lipscomb (2/26)
- Knocked an RBI triple and scored one run against Coastal Carolina (2/16)
- Hit 3-for-3, scoring two runs, and one RBI in season debut against Southern Utah (2/7)
Has played in 37 contests while starting seven games (UCSB, #4 Cal, San Diego State, at #13 Texas, #3/4 Florida - two starts, at Arkansas) in the outfield...Scored a tally in the 8-0 (5 inn.) rout of South Carolina (4/20)...Doubled in her lone at-bat during the 10-2 (6 inn.) romp of #22/21 LSU (4/15)...Was 1-for-1 in the 8-0 (6 inn.) victory versus Furman (3/27)...Stole a base and scored in the 8-0 (5 inn.) rout over Arkansas (3/16)...Managed an infield single and later crossed the dish during the sixth inning of Tennessee's 6-3 victory over Middle Tennessee (3/4)...Finished off the 8-0 (6 inn.) win over ETSU (3/3) with a walk-off RBI base knock...Delivered an infield hit in the 3-2 victory over Hofstra (2/25)...Scored as a pinch runner during the 10-7 win over Illinois (2/17)...Walked and reached via an error in the 6-5 win versus San Diego State (2/11)...Beat out an infield base knock to second and was later struck by a pitch against #4 Cal (2/10)...Singled on a bunt and later scored during Tennessee's 7-0 win over UCSB (2/9).
Hammond hit .367 overall (11-for-30) with 16 runs scored, two stolen bases and a double while playing in 38 games (six starts in the outfield or as DP)...Registered three multi-hit efforts in 2011...Plated single runs during NCAA Knoxville Regional action against #22 Oklahoma State (5/22) and also added a steal versus #19 Georgia Tech (5/21)...Scored the tying tally as a pinch runner during the sixth frame of UT's eventual 6-5 (8 inn.) win over #8 Georgia (5/14) to win the SEC Tournament Championship...Singled to second base and later scored in Tennessee's 9-1 (5 inn.) rout of Arkansas (5/1)...Was 2-for-2 at the starting DP with a pair of runs in a 7-0 blasting of Appalachian State (4/13)...Delivered an infield hit in a 9-4 win at #2 Georgia (4/6)...Made quite an impression as the starting left fielder in the DH-opener versus #1 Alabama (3/22), going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored...Picked up a pair of infield hits and crossed the dish twice as UT crushed Tennessee State (3/15), 16-2 (6 inn.)...Singled and scored against both Georgia Southern (3/6) and Evansville (3/3)...Managed a walk as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning of a 7-1 victory over #2 UCLA (2/26)...Plated her first tally of 2011 against Southern Utah (2/22).
Saw action in 34 contests for the Lady Vols in 2010 with two starts at designated player...Posted a .318 batting average with 12 runs scored, seven hits and three stolen bases...Drew pinch running duty during the seventh inning of Tennessee's 7-5 win over #9 Georgia (6/4) and in the 8-0 (5 inn.) loss to #3 Arizona (6/6) at the Women's College World Series...Scored the eventual winning tally as a pinch runner in the ninth inning of UT's 3-1 win over Louisville (5/23) in the Knoxville Regional Championship Game...Drew the starting nod at DP against #3 Alabama (5/14) in the SEC semifinals, going 0-for-2, but tallying the run that tied the contest at 3-3 in the fifth inning...Scored as a pinch runner in the sixth frame of UT's 6-1, series-clinching victory over #11 LSU (5/9)...Helped ignite Tennessee's five-run rally in the seventh inning at #4 Alabama with an infield single, racing down the line and pressuring a bad throw by `Bama's third baseman that resulted in a two-base error...Played in both match-ups against #4 Florida, once each as a pinch hitter and pinch runner...Was credited with an infield single during the sixth inning as UT hammered Tennessee Tech (4/20) in Cookeville, Tenn., 10-0 (6 inn.)...Registered a single during the opener and then tallied her first collegiate RBI on a fielder's choice in the finale of the doubleheader sweep of Western Carolina (4/8)...Came to the plate for one at-bat late in the 4-2 win over Ole Miss (3/27)...Scored a run during Tennessee's 5-4 victory over #6 Georgia (3/20)...Recorded an infield base knock to short in the 9-6 victory over Campbell (3/14)...Singled and scored a run in UT's 5-4 loss at Mississippi State (3/9)...Swiped a base during the 5-1 win over Ohio (3/7)...Tallied single runs in losses to Pacific (2/25) and #10 Stanford (2/25)...Singled up the middle and scored during the 12-8 triumph over Cleveland State (2/21)...Laced her first collegiate hit, an infield single, against Bradley (2/20) at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M....Scored her initial career run during the 21-2 (5 inn.) romp over Weber State (2/20)...Served as a pinch runner in losses to #8 UCLA (2/13) and UCF (2/14) at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational.
A five-time Tennessee State Division II Champion at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn., Hammond played on GPS' 2007, 2008, 2009 Division II AA softball champions and the 2007 and 2008 volleyball titlists...Was chosen to the Tennessee State Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State Softball Team as well as to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press "Best of Preps" listing for softball as a senior in 2009 after hitting .531 with two triples, 18 stolen bases and 38 runs scored...Also tabbed to the TSWA All-State Volleyball Team in both 2007 and 2008...Played for the winning Volunteer State side in both the 2009 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Softball and Volleyball Classics, winning Most Valuable Player honors in the latter...Played ASA 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 a member of the GPS Honor Roll during all four years of her scholastic career.
Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences at UT, but is on track to major in ecology and evolutionary biology...Hopes to go into medical research following college...Among former teammates who have played collegiate softball are Kelsey Cartwright of Auburn and Samantha Everett of Tennessee Tech, as well as Kamri Chester and Jessica Phillips of Memphis and Amy Campbell of ETSU...Lists baking and discovering/listening to new music as interests outside softball...Has two sisters, Hillary, 27, currently enrolled in UT's Vet School, and Lillian, 24, a recent four-year letterwinner with the Lady Vol softball program (2006-09), and a brother, Dallas, 16...Whitney Ariel Hammond was born September 15, 1991, in Chattanooga, Tenn....Her parents are Dr. John and Dr. Sabrina Hammond.