The fifth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers kicked off the 1998-99 dual-meet
season with a 140-100 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. The
Vols grabbed the lead in the afternoon's first event, taking first and
second in the 400 medley relay, and never trailed as they swam several
exhibitions in the meet's waning moments.
The Vols were led by sophomore Zane DeWitz and Shannon Roy, who each
claimed two victories. DeWitz won the 200 individual medley in a time of
1:53.74 and followed with a winning 200 backstroke time of 1:53.52. Roy
swept the diving events by scoring 297.15 off the one-meter board and
313.95 in the three-meter event.
Kentucky's Macon White won a pair of events for the Wildcats, taking the
100 freestyle in a time of 46.36 and the 200 freestyle in a time
Other notable efforts for the Vols included Lance Asti winning the 50
freestyle (20.64) in an event that saw the Vols grabbing the top three
spots. Asti was followed by teammates Adam Engle (20.74) and Rodney Panek
(20.93). Also winning individual events were Steve Cromer in the 1000 free
(9:35.35), David Rozado in the 200 fly (1:56.25) and Allen Jones in the 200
Tennessee returns home to the Student Aquatic Center on Nov. 6 to face
18th-ranked Virginia at 4:30 p.m.
Lady Vols swimmers and divers win
Tennessee's women's swimming and diving team opened up the 1998-99
season with a 140-103 victory over the University of Kentucky in Lexington,
Ky., at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on Friday. The Lady Vols saw a total
of 10 first-place finishes, including three NCAA Championship B standard
Junior transfer Teresa Moodie recorded two individual first-place
performances in her first meet as a Lady Vol. She topped the competition in
both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle, posting NCAA B standard
qualifying times in both events. Her 50 free time of 23.37 seconds was also
a new pool record.
Freshman Monica Shannahan claimed first place in two events at her first
collegiate meet. She recorded the top time in the 200-yard individual
medley and in the 200-yard breaststroke, adding 18 points to the Lady Vol
effort. Shannahan also finished second in the 200-yard butterfly with an
NCAA provisional time of 2:00.79, moving her into fourth place on the list
of all-time Lady Vol performers.
"I couldn't have been happier with the start of the season," said head
coach Dan Colella. "It was great seeing several athletes step up and do a
great job right at the beginning of the season. Monica Shannahan and Teresa
Moodie both did an incredible job making provisional cuts. This meet gives
us an idea of some of the things we need to work on for the rest of the
Two additional Lady Vols posted first-place swimming performances. Freshman
Elizabeth Philp finished first in the 200-yard freestyle and sophomore Jane
Woodard finished first on the one-meter springboard. Senior Kathy Pesek
claimed the top spot in the three-meter. The Lady Vols also notched wins in
both relay events, the 400-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle.
The Lady Vols return to action on Nov. 6 at home in the Student Aquatic
Center with a dual meet against Clemson at 2 p.m.
Vols change exhibition schedule
Tennessee will play the Hungarian National Team Nov. 9 at
Thompson-Boling Arena. The Hungarians replace the Puerto Rican National
Team that recently canceled its American collegiate preseason tour. The
tipoff for the UT-Hungarian exhibition remains at 7:30 p.m. (EST).
The Volunteers open their 1998-99 exhibition season with a Nov. 5 date
against the California All-Stars at Thompson-Boling Arena, also at 7:30
p.m. Tennessee, coming off a 20-9 season a year ago, begins its regular
season Nov. 13 against Arizona in Albuquerque, N.M., in the annual Black
Coaches Association Classic. The Vols return home two days later (Nov. 15)
for their home opener against Tennessee State in a 3 p.m. game.
"Wilt" forced to quit Lady Vols
Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt announced Friday that
junior center LaShonda Stephens was giving up basketball.
"LaShonda's knees have bothered her to a point where it was just too
painful to keep playing," Summitt said. "After consulting the training
staff and physicians, she decided to discontinue playing. We will miss
Stephens was evaluated by team orthopedist Dr. William T. Youmans on
Thursday. "Basically, Dr. Youmans told me that my knees were more arthritic
and had continued to degenerate. Based on his advice, I decided that it was
in my best interest to discontinue playing," Stephens said. "I will still
be a member of the team, but I will be contributing in a different
The 6'3" pivot player from Woodstock, Ga., was the starting center on the
1998 NCAA Champion Lady Vol team that produced a perfect 39-0 record.
Stephens averaged 4.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while starting in 31
of 39 games. She recorded a career high of 14 points against Liberty in the
Swim team victorious in opening meet
Published: Mon Oct 26, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:39 p.m.