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Lillian Hammond

School

University of Tennessee

Position
Outfield
Major
Sociology - Criminal Justice and Anthropology
AVG
.336
R
37
H
46
FLD%
.967
RBI
9

Classroom

Lillian possesses a 4.0 grade-point average in sociology with a concentration in both criminal justice and anthropology.  The Chattanooga, Tenn., native has twice been decorated as a First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American for her outstanding efforts on the field as well as in the classroom.  She hopes to become a forensic psychologist or a FBI criminal profiler following her playing career.

Character

The unquestioned senior team leader of the 2009 Tennessee softball team and a four-year contributor to the Lady Vols, Hammond has worked diligently on her slap-hitting game to become one of the most disruptive offensive forces in the Southeastern Conference.  She sets the example for her teammates with her diligence and work ethic on the field and in the classroom.

Community

Hammond has long been involved in charitable works in the Knoxville community.  Among the projects she has been a part of are Habitat for Humanity, Take Back the Night and Light the Night fundraisers to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma research, numerous hospital visits to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, a walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis and helping put on numerous free softball clinics for local youth.  She was chosen as part of the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team in 2008.

Competition

A 2008 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South Region selection, Hammond possesses a .380 career batting average and 59 stolen bases over a 187-game career to rate sixth and fifth, respectively, in the Lady Vol career record book.  She also has scored 116 runs, blasted eight doubles, one inside-the-park home run and knocked in 24 runs, while committing just one error in the outfield during her four years at Rocky Top.  Hammond has been a key part of Tennessee 191 wins, a SEC regular-season championship (2007) and two Women’s College World Series visits (2006, 2007).