These athletes were also nominated for the Athlete of the Week award. The

Daily Beacon
congratulates them for their fine efforts.

Torrey Harris

Harris is the defensive mainstay of the men's basketball team, helping

the Vols to victories last week over Georgia and then-No. 13 South Carolina.

Not known for lighting up the scoreboard, Harris nevertheless contributed

two key baskets down the stretch in the win over the Gamecocks.

His work on the boards has also been important for the Vols, particularly

on the offensive end.

Craig Gilliam

Gilliam, the current American record-holder in the 200 medley relay,

won the 50 freestyle in a time of 20.76 seconds to help the Vols to a dual

meet victory over arch-rival Florida last weekend.

He was also on Tennessee's winning 400 medley relay team in the Vols'

134-105 win over the eighth-ranked Gators. He is a member of the Vols' No.

1-ranked 200 freestyle and medley relay teams.

Fabiola Molina

Molina, a senior from Brazil, won the 200 backstroke in impressive fashion

in No. 12 Tennessee's 125-118 loss to No. 11 Florida.

Molina, who recently competed in the World Championships in Perth, Australia,

also finished a narrow second behind Florida Olympian Allison Wagner in

the 200 individual medley.

Mark Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick, a freshman from Melbourne, Australia, has won four straight

singles matches since joining the squad in January, helping the Vols to

their first five-match win streak since 1995.

Against Murray State last weekend, Fitzpatrick served up the Vols' first

shutout of the year (6-0, 6-0) in Tennessee's 7-0 bloodletting against the


Along with partner Mark Parsons, Fitzpatrick has gone undefeated thus

far in No. 3 doubles (5-0).

Phanthep Somsamart

Somsamart, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand, fired a five-under par

211 at the International Intercollegiate at Club Campestre in Monterrey,

Mexico. The score was good enough for 11th in a field of 100.

It was the best score posted this year by a Vol by a whopping 10 strokes.

His three-round effort helped UT shave 22 strokes off their previous-best

team score of the season. The tournament was Somsamart's first since September.

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