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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Tennessee Lady Vol Bashaara Graves named SEC Freshman of the Year

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball player, and former Clarksville High School stand-out Bashaara Graves has been named the SEC Freshman of the Year it was announced today.

Graves, a 6-2 forward/center, became the program’s eighth SEC Freshman of the Year. She joins Angie Bjorklund (2008), Tamika Catchings (1998), Bridgette Gordon (1986), Dena Head (1989), Chamique Holdsclaw (1996), Candace Parker (2006) and Meighan Simmons (2011). She also follows the path of Catchings, Gordon, Holdsclaw and Parker as the only five Tennessee rookies to make the Coaches All-SEC First Team.

Bashaara Graves - UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Bashaara Graves – UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary women’s basketball player Candace Parker by retiring her jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee Athletics Department announced Thursday.

Parker, a two-time All-American, will become the sixth Lady Vol player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Her No. 3 banner will join those for Holly Warlick (No. 22), Chamique Holdsclaw (No. 23), Tamika Catchings (No. 24), Bridgette Gordon (No. 30) and Daedra Charles (No. 32). Lady Vol Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt also had a banner raised in her honor this season on January 28th prior to the game with Notre Dame. «Read the rest of this article»

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