University of Tennessee Lady Vols swimmer Teresa Moodie will compete in the

7th All Africa Games next week in Johannesburg, South Africa. A native of

Harare, Zimbabwe, she will swim in the sprint freestyle events, and all

swimming events will take place from Sept. 11-17.

In the past, the All-Africa Games have been held every four years. The 1999

event will run Sept. 10-19 and feature 19 different sports. It will also

serve as a qualifying meet for the 2000 Olympics for several of the sports,

including swimming.

Moodie, a transfer from Vincennes University, earned All-American honors

last season with Tennessee. She was one of eight Lady Vols to advance to

the NCAA Championships, competing in the 50y, 100y, and 200y freestyle. As

the anchor leg of the 400y medley relay unit, she claimed All-American

status as the unit finished 14th. She also advanced to the finals in all

three sprint freestyle events at the SEC Championship and currently holds

the second-best time on the Lady Vol all-time list in the 100y free.

Moodie is an eight-year member of the Zimbabwe national team and was the

lone female swimmer from her home country to compete at the 1996 Olympics

in Atlanta. She also participated in the 1995 All-Africa Games and the 1994

Commonwealth Games.