Lady Vols' Chavanne seeks to cap career with title
KNOXVILLE (AP) - Tennessee third baseman Raven Chavanne already has earned just about every individual honor possible on the field and in the classroom. Now she wants a national team championship to cap her illustrious career.
Chavanne's final chance to give Tennessee its first national title continues Thursday as the seventh-seeded Lady Vols (49-10) face No. 2 seed Florida (57-7) in the opening round of the Women's College World Series at Oklahoma City.
Chavanne earned her political science degree this month after entering the spring semester with a 3.84 grade point average. She was named the Division I softball Academic All-American of the year and is one of three finalists for USA Softball national player of the year honors.
Tennessee co-coach Ralph Weekly says "a player like her comes along every 10 years." (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)