Lady Vols defeat Notre Dame in exhibition match

Tennessee defeats Notre Dame in exhibition soccer match.

The Lady Vols defeated Notre Dame, 3-0, in an exhibition match Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The game was played at Lynn Family Sports Vision and Training Center with No. 11 Tennessee and No. 16 Notre Dame playing three 30-minute periods with unlimited substitutions.

After a scoreless first period, the Lady Vols led 1-0 in the 33rd minute on a goal from fifth-year senior Abbey Burdette.

Burdette tallied again four minutes later.

Freshman Kameron Simmonds scored in the 72nd minute for Tennessee.

26 players appear in the match for the Lady Vols.

Tennessee will host host Dayton in an exhibition match Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT at Regal Soccer Stadium.

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Lady Vols earn USMC/AVCA academic award

Lady Vols earn USMC/AVCA academic award.

Tennessee received the United States Marine Corps/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

The award, initiated during the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams’ year-long grade point average of 3.30, on a four-point scale, or 4.10 on a five-point scale.

A total of 1,725 high school and collegiate teams earned the award this season.

The 2021-22 academic year marks the second consecutive year Tennessee has earned the award. The Lady Vols have won the award five times in program history.

Tennessee placed 10 student-athletes on the fall SEC honor roll and five players on the first-year SEC honor roll.

Tennessee’s Ava Bell, a graduate, was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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Keyen Green nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Tennessee’s Keyen Green nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Keyen Green has been nominated for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The Woman of the Year program honors academic achievements, athletic excellence, community service and leadership of outstanding female student-athletes.

Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year celebrates accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions.

Conference offices will select nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Each conference nominee will be notified by the NCAA and announced in August.

The honor will be awarded in January at the NCAA convention.

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Tennessee’s television schedule for 2022 SEC Network takeover

A look at Tennessee’s television schedule for the 2022 SEC Network takeover.

The 2022 SEC Network takeover Tennessee day will take place July 13 starting at midnight EDT.

Below is a full schedule of Tennessee’s takeover on the SEC Network.

  • Midnight EDT – Football: Tennessee vs. South Carolina (Oct. 9, 2021)
  • 3 a.m. EDT – Football: Tennessee Volunteers Spring All-Access
  • 4 a.m. EDT – Women’s Basketball: Tennessee vs. Kentucky (Jan. 16, 2022)
  • 6 a.m. EDT – Volleyball: Tennessee vs. Arkansas (Sept. 26, 2021)
  • 7:30 a.m. EDT – SEC Storied: Catch 98
  • 8:30 a.m. EDT – Men’s Basketball: Tennessee vs. Texas A&M (SEC Tournament | March 13, 2022)
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT – SEC Inside: SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • 11 a.m. EDT – Soccer: Tennessee vs. Arkansas (SEC Tournament | Nov. 7, 2021)
  • 1 p.m. EDT – SEC Inside: SEC Soccer Tournament
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT – Women’s Basketball: Tennessee vs. Texas (Nov. 21, 2021)
  • 3:30 p.m. EDT – Baseball: Tennessee vs. Florida (SEC Tournament | May 29, 2022)
  • 6:30 p.m. EDT – SEC Inside: SEC Baseball Tournament
  • 7 p.m. EDT – Football: Tennessee at Kentucky (Nov. 6, 2021)
  • 10 p.m. EDT – Softball: Tennessee vs. Missouri (March 13, 2022)

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PHOTOS: Tamika Catchings through the years

PHOTOS: Tamika Catchings through the years

Tamika Catchings played for Tennessee from 1997-2001, winning the 1998 national championship.

In 2000, she earned the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the AP Player of the Year award, the USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year award and the WBCA Player of the Year award.

Catchings was selected No. 3 overall in the first round of the 2001 WNBA draft by Indiana. The former Lady Vol was named the WNBA’s rookie of the year in 2002.

She played for the Fever from 2002-16, winning the 2012 WNBA championship and was named the WNBA Finals most valuable player.

Catchings won four gold medals in the Olympics with Team USA (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016).

The Fever retired Catchings’ jersey No. 24 on June 24, 2017. Tennessee retired Catchings’ jersey No. 24 on Dec. 7, 2003.

Below are photos of Catchings through the years.

PHOTOS: Candace Parker through the years

PHOTOS: Former Lady Vol Candace Parker through the years

Candace Parker played at Tennessee from 2004-08.

Parker won two national championships with the Lady Vols (2007-08). She was a three-time All-America and All-SEC selection.

While at Tennessee, Parker averaged 19.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. Her No. 3 jersey was retired by the University of Tennessee on Jan. 2, 2014.

Parker was selected No. 1 overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2008 WNBA draft. She won the 2016 WNBA championship with the Sparks.

The former Lady Vol played for Los Angeles from 2008-20. In 2021, Parker became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Chicago Sky.

Parker and Chicago won the 2021 WNBA championship.

Below are photos of Parker through the years.

Candace Parker named to WNBA All-Star game

Former Lady Vol Candace Parker named to WNBA All-Star game.

Former Lady Vols’ basketball player Candace Parker has been selected for the 2022 WNBA All-Star game for the seventh time in her professional career.

Parker, who is in her second year with the Chicago Sky, was named an all-star for the second consecutive season.

The former Lady Vol began her WNBA career with the Los Angeles Sparks and was selected to the All-Star game in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2021.

She is in her 15th WNBA season and was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2008 WNBA draft.

Parker played at Tennessee from 2004-08 and was a two-time national champion.

The WNBA All-Star game will take place July 10 in Chicago, Illinois. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. EDT and the game will be televised by ABC.

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PHOTOS: Kellie Harper through the years

Kellie Harper through the years.

Kellie Harper was hired as Tennessee’s women’s basketball head coach on April 10, 2019.

Harper, then Kellie Jolly, played for the Lady Vols from 1995-99, winning three national championships (1996-98).

She has also served as a head coach at Western Carolina (2004-09), North Carolina State (2009-13) and Missouri State (2013-19).

Below are photos of Harper through the years.

Ranking Tennessee’s top-five sports championships during 2021-22 academic year

Ranking Tennessee’s top-five sports championships during the 2021-22 academic year.

The University of Tennessee competes in the following NCAA sanctioned sports: Baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, track and field/cross country, and volleyball.

Tennessee also competes in club-level sports.

The Vols’ baseball contest against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament Knoxville Super Regional concluded competition for Tennessee teams during the 2021-22 academic year.

Tennessee’s 2022-23 academic year competition is slated to begin Aug. 20 with the Lady Vols’ exhibition volleyball match against Belmont.

Tennessee claims 2021-22 USA TODAY Network SEC Overall All-Sports championship

Vols Wire ranks the top-five sports championships at the University of Tennessee during the 2021-22 academic year. Rankings are listed below.

Justine Pissott, Team USA win gold medal with victory against Canada

Lady Vols’ Justine Pissott and Team USA win gold medal with victory against Canada.

Tennessee incoming freshman Justine Pissott won her first gold medal in international competition Sunday.

Pissott, a 6-foot-4 wing player from Toms River, New Jersey, recorded one rebound and one assist for Team USA.

Team USA defeated Canada, 82-77, in the championship game of the 2022 FIBA U18 Women’s America’s Championship at Estadio Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

Pissott played seven minutes for Team USA (6-0) and was 0-for-2 from the floor and 0-for-1 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Sunday’s win against Canada is Team USA’s 10th consecutive gold medal in the FIBA U18 Women’s America Championship, and 11th since the tournament’s inception in 1988.

Team USA led, 20-16, after the first quarter and opened a 41-31 advantage by halftime.

Pissott averaged 15.3 minutes per game in the tournament. She averaged 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.

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