OAK RIDGE - The University of Tennessee Lady Vol rowing team made a strong showing at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Sunday, as the Varsity 8+ crew brought home a championship and three other shells competed for in Grand Finals. As it did on Saturday, the Varsity 8+ squad, comprised of Erin Artz, Chelsea Pemberton, Kacey Montgomery, Kaitlin Bargreen, Kay Logan, Dana Forbes, Sally BeVille, Amy McIntosh and Nicole Bold, left the competition in its wake en route to a first-place finish. The championship shell crossed the line in 7:08.2, nearly five seconds ahead of Cincinnati, which finished at 7:13.1. The win completed a trifecta for the crew, which won both of its heats on Saturday. Not to be outdone by their teammates, Shannon McMahon, Davida Lopez, Lindsay Sagar, Kelly Kraiss, Grace Harrington, Ginny Bradley, Claire Newton, Mary Gruzalski and Mary Beth Lewis guided the 2nd Varsity 8+ boat to a second-place finish. The Lady Vol shell finished with a time of 7:05.3, less than three seconds behind the winner, Cincinnati, which came in at 7:02.6. The finish marks the second straight year UT's 2nd Varsity 8+ crew has earned runner-up honors. The Varsity 4+ shell, comprised of Lizzie Brown, Elizabeth Humberd, Michelle Higdon, Claire Hennesy and Elizabeth Freeman, also posted a strong race for head coach Lisa Glenn, as it notched third place in the Grand Finals. The squad crossed the line in 7:59.3, behind the winner, Marietta, and Georgia Tech. After second and third-place finishes on Saturday, the Novice 8+ crew was looking to post a strong Grand Final performance. Kristin Clark, McKenzie Craig, Marissa Allen, Holly McDaniel, Carol Wiegand, Heather Marshall, Hilary Gilmore, Kellie Pelphrey and Melissa DiCerbo did not disappoint, as they brought third-place awards back to Knoxville with a time of 7:17.0. Lady Vols earn split with Auburn
Powered by a second-inning outburst in which it ripped three two-run homers, Auburn cruised to a 9-0 shutout of the Lady Vols on Saturday to earn a split of the afternoon twinbill.
With sophomore Kristen Keyes limiting Tennessee to just one hit, the Tigers (29-20/8-12 SEC) vaulted over the hosts (33-21-1/8-13 SEC) in the race for a spot in the upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament. Auburn belted a school-record eight home runs in the doubleheader. Even worse for Karen and Ralph Weekly's club was hearing the news that Florida (29-29/9-14 SEC) swept Eastern Division leader South Carolina to move into the eighth position, just ahead of Tennessee.
Vols lose in extra innings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Scott Bridges singled home Ryan Fox with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Arkansas Razorbacks (22-14, 6-8 SEC) to a 7-6 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers before a season-high crowd of 2,841 at Baum Stadium. Fox went 3-for-6, driving in three runs, including the game-tying run in the 10th. He also added a two-run single in the third that tied the game 2-2. Tennessee (20-21, 6-11 SEC) built a 5-2 lead with two runs in the second on a Sternberg double and a sacrifice fly before adding three in the fourth on a three-run triple by Adam Smith who snapped an 0-for-33 slump. Vols in fourth after day two of SECs

SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- Tennessee moved to fourth-place after the second round play at the 2002 SEC Championships at the Seaside Course (par 70, 6,885). The Vols are 14 shots behind second-round leader Auburn. Junior Andrew Pratt continues to lead the Vols during the tournament. Pratt moved up from a tie for 16th to a tie for sixth after shooting a second-round score of 69 to go with his first round score of 73 for a total of 142.
Auburn enters Sunday's final round as the leader. The Tigers shot a 282 today to go with a 285 from Friday for a 567 total-nine shots ahead of second-place LSU and Florida.
Lady Vols finish third at SECs

ATHENS, Ga. - The Tennessee Lady Vol golfers continued their record setting ways as the 2002 contingent finished with a school record 866 at the SEC Championships at the par 72, 6,104-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. Tennessee's three-round total of 866 (295-282-289) broke the school record by 19 strokes. Senior Young-A Yang enjoyed the most success for Tennessee as she shot a 212 (69-72-71). Yang finished in a tie with Auburn's Celeste Troche for third place. South Carolina's Kristy McPherson took home top honors with a three-round total of 209. Vanderbilt's Nicki Cutler was second with a 211. South Carolina came back from a nine-stroke deficit after the opening round to tie the Auburn Tigers after the second round. The Lady Gamecocks then surged ahead by three strokes to win the tournament with a 861. "We played awesome today!" exhaulted Head Coach Judi Pavon who watched three of The Orange finish in the top ten. Junior Mary Jan Fernandez (77-66-72) and senior Tina Schneeberger (71-71-73) both shot 215's for a share of fifth place. Rounding out Tennessee's roster were Jessica Shepley +12 at 228 (82-73-73) and Tai Perry +20 at 236 (78-82-76).