June 5, 2013
The purpose of the draft is to select where the Lady Vols will play during the 2013 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, a two-day tournament to determine which teams will qualify for the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament.
The Lady Vols, who had the third pick in the draft, will be headed to Clemson for the preliminary round where they will face off against either the Tigers, Purdue or Fresno State.
"We were looking to play at a place where we would see teams not on our schedule for 2014," said co-head coach Mike Patrick. Next year we are going to be young team so we are looking for an opportunity to compete against people and get some experience. Going in and trying to win is our goal but we are also trying to get experience for the team."
It has been a long time since the Lady Vols have played at Clemson with the last meeting in Clemson, S.C. coming on March 21, 1998.