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Lady Vols swimming and diving team wins TSHF honor

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Tennessee’s Lady Vols swimming and diving team was in the midst of its best season in school history, when the 2020 season ended abruptly as COVID-19 canceled its remainder.

Although the season completed before the Lady Vols arrived, their accomplishment was enough for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Female Amateur Team of the Year.

The Lady Volts were ranked No. 3 in the coach’s election before abruptly ending after an 8–0 record, including Tennessee’s first ever SEC Championship.

Tennessee dominated the SEC Championship at Auburn in late February as the team earned 11 medals including 8 gold medals.

The Lady Vols were dominant throughout the season and showed strong performances, beating No. 2 Virginia, No. 12 Georgia and four other top-25 opponents. Tennessee’s deep and strong lineup was the reason for their reward as 15 CSCAA All-Americans and 10 All-SEC contributors.

The Lady Vols will join Tennessee offensive linemen Trey Smith, who won the TSHF Amateur Male Athlete of the Year award, in Nashville for the ceremony on Aug. 1.