University of Tennessee To Retire Parker’s Jersey

Published on February 28th, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —¬†Tennessee is retiring the jerseys of former softball player Monica Abbott, men’s basketball player Dale Ellis and women’s basketball player Candace Parker.

Parker, from Naperville, Ill., led Tennessee to consecutive national championships in 2007 and 2008 and ranks third on the UT career list with 2,137 points scored in only three seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08). She averaged 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and is the Lady Vols’ career and single-season record holder in free throws made and the career record holder for blocked shots.

Parker was a three-time All-American and All-SEC performer (2006-08) who also won SEC Player of the Year (2007) and SEC Female Athlete of the Year honors in 2008. She also won the following national awards: John R. Wooden Player of the Year (2007, 2008), Naismith Player of the Year (2008), AP Player of the Year (2008), Honda-Broderick Cup Athlete of the Year (2008), State Farm Wade Trophy (2007), and the USA Basketball Writers Player of the Year (2007, 2008). She was also the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player in the Lady Vols’ two consecutive national title seasons from 2007-08.

Read more: UTSports.com

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