Sophomore Raven Chavanne
April 6, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Lady Vol sophomores Raven Chavanne and Kat Dotson have accepted invitations to the 2011 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp to be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., over June 12-17.
The approximately 17 athletes eventually chosen to the final USA Softball roster will compete in numerous events in four different countries. Fans in the United States will have four opportunities to see the squad in action with three exhibition stops scheduled as well as the World Cup of Softball VI, July 21-25, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The 2011 Women's National Team will also seek its eighth Pan American Championship title at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, over Oct. 17-23.
Returning 2010 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Americans Dotson and Chavanne have continued their outstanding efforts into their sophomore campaigns at Rocky Top.
Dotson currently leads the Lady Vol softball squad in batting average (.441), slugging percentage (.833) and on-base percentage (.540) to go along with a career-high 10 HR's and 52 RBIs. Only one player in UT program history (Tiffany Huff) has had more total RBIs (53) through the first 35 games of the year than Dotson. Chavanne guides the way for Tennessee in overall hits (48), runs scored (42) and stolen bases (20) while owning a sterling .436 batting average and a .526 on-base percentage.
USA SOFTBALL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION CAMP INVITEES
Kat Dotson (SAVANNAH, GA./TENNESSEE)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas)
Whitney Larsen (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Alabama)
Meagan May (Spring, Texas/Texas A&M)
Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma)
Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif./Florida)
Jessica Shults (Valencia, Calif./Oklahoma)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri)
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California)
Ashley Holcombe-Bell (Fayetteville, Ga./Alabama)
Katelyn Boyd (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State)
Raven Chavanne (THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF./TENNESSEE)
Kaitlin Cochran (Yorba Linda, Calif./Arizona State)
Molly Johnson (Tucson, Ariz./Kentucky)
Megan Langenfeld (Bakersfield, Calif./UCLA)
Jenae Leles (Sacramento, Calif./Arizona)
Blaire Luna (Austin, Texas/Texas)
Jordan Taylor (Valencia, Calif./Michigan)
Niki Williams (Mission Viejo, Calif./Washington)
Shawna Wright (Lancaster, Calif./Washington)