9. Another Women’s Softball World Series appearance
The Lady Vols softball team (before their Lady Vols moniker was removed, more on that in a moment), made another appearance in the Women’s College World Series in the summer this year, beating Florida State 2-1 in a three-game series in the Super Regionals to reach the World Series.
Even though the Vols were swept in the World Series in their two games there, their appearance in the final round was the seventh trip to the World Series for the program, and all seven have come within the last decade. Co-head coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly have done a remarkable job spearheading the softball program over the last decade and a half, and there’s no end in sight.