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Lady Vol Hoops In The News

It's summertime in East Tennessee, far removed from hoops season, but there's plenty going on involving past and current members of the Lady Vol basketball program.

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting its 2013 induction festivities this weekend, and 2001 inductee Holly Warlick will be joining another well-known hall-of-famer in co-hosting a fundraiser.  The Lady Vol skipper will team up with none other than UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, himself a 2006 inductee, to co-host a gala reception on Saturday at the East Tennessee Historical Society. The event is sold out.

-- Knoxville News Sentinel:
Holly Warlick, Geno Auriemma to host hall of fame fund-raiser

Pat Summitt was recently announced as a 2013 inductee into the FIBA Hall of Fame. She and 11 others will be enshrined at FIBA Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, (just outside Geneva) on June 19. She joins two other Americans being inducted, including former Georgia women's standout Teresa Edwards and David Robinson, a graduate of the Naval Academy and a long-time NBA standout.

-- FIBA announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
-- 2013 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame: profile of Pat Summitt

Candace Parker
is averaging 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks and has vaulted to the top of this week's "Race to the MVP: Week Two" discussion segment on Readers also chimed in to let the WNBA know that another former Lady Vol, Glory Johnson, needs to be in the mix as well. Johnson, like Parker, is averaging a double-double, scoring at a 15.5 ppg. clip and hauling down 11.3 rebounds per outing.

--  Race to the MVP: Week Two

The WNBA will test new technology this weekend, and a pair of former Lady Vols will be playing in the game where the league debuts its "Ref Cam."  Alexis Hornbuckle and her Phoenix Mercury will travel to Indianapolis to meet Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time (ABC-TV). Former Lady Vol assistant Mickie DeMoss is a member of the Fever coaching staff.

-- WNBA Makes History With Debut Of "Ref Cam" on ABC

Long-time Lady Vol athletic trainer Jenny Moshak has written a book entitled: "Ice 'N' Go, Score in Sports and Life." She discusses a few of the primary topics during a recent interview.

-- WATE-TV: 
Lady Vols' longtime trainer Jenny Moshak pens new book

Former Lady Vol Brittany Jackson continues to build a resume in the media industry. WRCB-TV in Chattanooga has announced that the Cleveland, Tenn., native will host its "Fan Cam" segment during Friday night football coverage this fall.

-- WCRB-TV: Former Lady Vol star joining Channel 3 as special fan correspondent

WNBA Regular Season Begins

Eight graduates of the University of Tennessee currently are on league rosters, as the 17th WNBA season begins on Friday with the 2012 WNBA champions starting their title defense.

Tamika Catchings and the defending champion Indiana Fever open their 2013 campaign Friday night in San Antonio, while Kara Lawson and the Connecticut Sun host Kamiko Williams and the New York Liberty, and Glory Johnson and the Tulsa Shock travel to face the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks host the Shekinna Stricklen and the Seattle Storm on Sunday, and a big ESPN2 doubleheader is on tap for Monday, May 27 as Michelle Snow and the Washington Mystics meet the Shock (5pm ET) prior to the Chicago Sky taking on Alexis Hornbuckle and the Mercury in Phoenix (7pm ET).

Here are some advances from and other media outlets that feature former Lady Vols.

Mirror Images

25 Things You Need to Know About the WNBA

2013 GM Survey

Catchings, Fever Aiming For Second Straight WNBA Championship

Candace Parker Resumes Chase For First WNBA Title

Laimbeer, new-look Liberty ready for a fresh start

Breaking down the Seattle Storm

What WNBA Cares Week Means to Me

Breaking down the Tulsa Shock

WNBA: General WNBA Are new pieces enough to make the Mystics a playoff team?

Happy Birthday - Oct. 16: L.Gendron, A.Hornbuckle, J.Townsend

On Oct. 16 we wish Happy Birthday to the following connected to Tennessee Athletics:

Junior swimmer Lindsay Gendron; former women's basketball star and current member of the Phoenix Mercury Alexis Hornbuckle and junior track runner and jumper Jazmen Townsend.

Lindsay Gendron

Alexis Hornbuckle

Jazmen Townsend