Jan. 28, 2014
The days keep ticking down until the start of the season! We are just 10 days away from the start of the 2014 Tennessee softball season. Only four Lady Vols have worn No. 10 -- Leslie Poole (2000), Blaine Teasley (2002-03), Megan Rhodes (2005-08) and Hannah McDonald (2014).
In January and February UTSports.com 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.
#10 Megan Rhodes
2005-08 | P | 5-7 | R/R | Nashville, Tenn.
Rhodes was one of the greatest pitchers in Tennessee history. She amassed a 67-22 record, a 1.77 ERA and 726 strikeouts over 570.1 innings pitched over four impressive seasons in Knoxville. Rhodes ranks third in career ERA, fifth in appearances (135), fourth in starts (96), fifth in wins, sixth in win percentage (.753), eighth in complete games (37), fifth in shutouts (19), sixth in innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts. She tossed three individual no-hitters in her career and combined with Monica Abbott on three separate occasions for combined no-hitters. Rhodes burst onto the scene as a freshman and went 14-6 with a 1.62 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 2005. She followed that with a 17-2 record and 1.40 ERA as a sophomore in 2006. Rhodes ranked fourth in the nation in strikeouts-per-seven-innings at 11.7 in 2007 when she posted a 1.50 ERA and 13-3 record and racked up 186 strikeouts. She shouldered the bulk of the load in 2008, posting career highs of 23 wins, 11 complete games, 213.1 innings and 233 strikeouts. Rhodes was also a stellar student in the classroom as she was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Top 10 Finalist, a 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and an NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team pick in 2005 and 2008.
THROWBACK NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Spent four years in the marching band and five years in concert band at DLHS, playing both the piccolo and flute
- Nicknames are Mista, Swa, Meg, Megs, Megys
- Wears No. 10 because it was her summer ball number
#10 Hannah McDonald
2014 | OF | 5-4 | R/R | Winchester, Tenn.
McDonald was a three-year catcher in high school and joins the Lady Vols as an outfielder and baserunner. She is double-majoring in animal science/pre-veterinary and microbiology.
NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Plans to attend College of Veterinary Medicine and do research as an epidemiologist
- Favorite musicians include NeedToBreathe, CCR, Creed, Led Zeppelin, Florida Georgia Line
- Plays the guitar