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Lady Vol Softball Jersey Countdown #2

Feb. 5, 2014


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WOW! We are just two days away from the start of the 2014 Tennessee softball season! Six Lady Vols have worn No. 2 -- Nikki Sexton (2001-02), Brittany Bessho (2004-05), Alicia Brown (2006), Tiffany Baker (2007, redshirt), Kelly Grieve (2008-11) and current Lady Vol Jennifer Burroughs (2013-present).

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.

No. 2
No.PlayerYearsPos.GP-GSAvg.ABRHHRRBISB
2Nikki Sexton80-46C/OF80-46.1611121818298
2Brittany Bessho2004-05C/IF110-64.22919215440210
2Alicia Brown2006OF58-0.2005171004
2Tiffany Baker2007 (RS)------------------
2Kelly Grieve2008-11OF236.370717183265897104
2Jennifer Burroughs2013-pres.OF37-0.0001120001

Player Headshot Looking Back...
#2 Kelly Grieve
2008-11 | OF | 5-4 | L/R | Asheville, N,C.

Kelly Grieve was a pure athlete who possessed both speed and power. She was a fiery competitor who ranks as one of UT's all-time greatest hitters and stolen-base artists. Grieve ranks in Tennessee's top 10 in career batting average (.370, 10th), at-bats (717, 10th), runs (183, 8th), hits (265, 8th), triples (12, t-3rd), stolen bases (104, 3rd), stolen base attempts (123, 3rd) and sacrifice hits (22, t-10th). Grieve enjoyed a breakout sophomore year in 2009, hitting .393 with four doubles, four triples, 23 RBis, 48 runs and 39 stolen bases in route to earning Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region honors. She hit over .370 in each of her final two seasons, batting .373 with a career-high 12 doubles and 59 runs as a junior in 2010 while helping UT to its fourth WCWS. In 2011, Grieve helped Tennessee win the SEC Tournament title, batting .376 with nine doubles, four triples, five homers 37 RBIs, 48 runs and 21 stolen bases. She would earn All-SEC honors and SEC All-Defensive Team honors as a senior in 2011. Grieve, who was a two-time "Watch List" player for the USA Softball Player of the Year was also a stellar student, becoming a Top 27 Finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award in 2011 and earning First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV accolades in 2010. She won gold medals with the U.S. Senior National Team at the World Cup of Softball VI and XVI Pan American Games in the summer of 2011. She was selected by the Arkon Racers in the 2011 NPF draft.

THROWBACK NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Enjoys swimming, going to the beach, reading, movies and traveling
- Spends time outside of softball participating in her church youth group and volunteering at vet hospitals
- Has an older brother, Dustin, and a twin sister, Kasey

Player Headshot Right Now...
#2 Jennifer Burroughs
2013-present | OF | 5-2 | L/R | Clarksville, Tenn.

Burroughs thrived as a pinch runner in 2013, scoring 12 pinch runs in her debut season with the Lady Vols. The Clarksville, Tenn., native scored a run in her career debut vs. Utah State on Feb. 8, 2013. Burroughs recorded her first stolen base against South Dakota (Feb. 9, 2013) and she recorded a pinch run UT's NCAA Regional win over Longwood (May 17, 2013).

NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Gameday tradition: wears same bow and headband for every game
- Aspires to become a sports medicine physician


 

 

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