Lady Vol Softball Jersey Countdown #18

Jan. 20, 2014

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Only 18 days remain until the start of Tennessee softball season! Only two Lady Vols have ever worn No. 18 -- Lisa Wyatt (1996-97) and Anita Manuma (2007-08).

In January and February will count down the days remaining until the start of the Lady Vols' 2014 campaign (Feb. 7) with looks back at the many Lady Vols who donned jersey numbers 30-00.

No. 18
18Lisa Wyatt1996-971B135-135.374428981601210121
18Anita Manuma2007-08UT84-51.21814716324190

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#18 Lisa Wyatt
1996-97 | 1B | 5-5 | R/R | Cincinnati, Ohio

Wyatt was a member of the inaugural Tennessee softball team in 1996 after an All-American career at Daytona Beach CC. She was one of UT's first stars, hitting .386 with eight homers 18 doubles, 63 RBIs, 64 runs and 11 stolen bases in the program's 1996 debut season. She garnered NFCA First-Team All-South Region honors in 1997 after batting .361 with four homers, 12 doubles, 38 RBIs, 34 runs and 10 stolen bases. Wyatt's .374 career average is tied for seventh on UT's batting list and her .533 career slugging percentage ranks ninth.

- Cites her greatest pre-UT softball feat as hitting a grand slam in the 1995 Florida state championship game
- Amassed several academic honors over her career and points to the great academic support given to UT athletes as the most significant reason she chose Tennessee

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#18 Anita Manuma
2007-08 | UT | 5-7 | R/R | Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Manuma saw action in 84 contests and made 51 starts for the Orange and White. She hit .234 in 2007 with two homers, four doubles, seven RBIs and eight runs. In 2008, she batted .200 with two homers, two doubles, 12 RBIs and eight runs.

- Among the famous persons she most admires, Anita lists the late University of Tennessee and NFL legend Reggie White
- Her uncle, Jesse Sapolu, played 13 seasons (183 games) and was part of four Super Bowl championship teams for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL from 1983-1997





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