Sophomore Raven Chavanne
May 8, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Lady Vol softball program has continued its outstanding success in the Capital One Academic All-American program as sophomore outfielder Raven Chavanne (3.92 GPA/political science) has been chosen to the All-District IV First Team.
Over the last seven seasons, Tennessee has totaled 14 Academic All-District selections, with Chavanne picking up her first career All-District IV First Team nod.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-District or All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
A two-time top 25 national finalist for the prestigious USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year trophy (2010, 2011), Chavanne currently leads the Southeastern Conference in overall batting average (.459) and hits (79), is second in stolen bases (29) and third in both runs scored (59) and on-base percentage (.530). The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native recently posted a career-long 15-game hitting streak over April 8-May 6, during which she hit at a .577 clip (30-of-52) with 10 multi-hit efforts.
Chavanne is already making her presence felt throughout the Tennessee career record books despite having not yet completed two full seasons clad in the Orange & White. The 5-8 outfielder currently holds the top batting average in UT history at .457, well ahead of the mark put up by former Lady Vol All-American India Chiles (.417), and is the program leader in career on-base percentage at .520. Chavanne rates sixth all-time in slugging percentage (.570), seventh in stolen bases (66) and sits just outside the top 10 in both hits (174) and runs scored (123).
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.