Tennessee (57-9, 25-5 SEC) concluded its 2022 season on June 12.
The Vols were eliminated by Notre Dame in Game 3 of the NCAA Knoxville Super Regional Tournament.
Tennessee qualified for Super Regional play after winning the NCAA Knoxville Regional tournament with victories over Alabama State, Campbell and Georgia Tech.
Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East Division for the second consecutive season in 2022. The Vols won the SEC Regular Season Title and the SEC Tournament Championship in 2022.
The Vols have been ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports Baseball Coaches Poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30).
Below are some interesting facts, provided by UT, about every Tennessee player on the 2022 Vols roster.
Beam is an avid hunter and fisherman. He played quarterback for the Blackman High School football team.
Beck enjoys duck hunting.
Booker’s hobby is boxing.
Brasosky played ice hockey growing up and in high school.
Burke specializes in recreation and sports management.
Burns was born in Naples, Italy.
Chambers likes to golf.
Cherry specializes in recreation and therapeutic recreation.
Connell specializes in public administration.
Dickey enjoys being outdoors and loves nature.
Dollander’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and occasional golf.
Ensley was born in Alaska.
Evans majors in linguistics.
Fanning is completely blind in his left eye.
Fitzgibbons loves duck hunting.
Gilbert is active in the community, working with the Blizzard Foundation, operated by his club program, Minnesota Blizzard.
Halvorsen specializes in hospitality and tourism management.
Jaslove likes to go fishing.
Joyce has a brother, her identical twin Zach.
Kribbs specializes in recreation and sports management.
Lawson plays saxophone and loves the Buffalo Wild Wings.
Lipcius received his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Tickle College of Engineering in May 2021.
Lipscomb, a tri-sport athlete in high school in baseball, football and basketball, has already scored seven touchdowns in one game.
Mabrey loves fishing.
McCracken loves spooky things like haunted houses and scary movies.
McLaughlin specializes in supply chain management.
Meredith graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA.
Miller owned his own landscaping business in high school.
Moore enjoys playing video games and is a big fan of country music.
Ortega majors in sociology.
Patterson’s parents both attended UT and were members of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band.
Payne led Germantown High School to a 23-2 record and a pair of 8-6A region titles as a starting quarterback in 2017 and 2018.
Russell received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Haslam College of Business in May 2021 and completed his master’s degree in agricultural leadership, education and communication in May 2022.
Scott was a high school teammate with fellow Tennessee signing Elijah Pleasants in 2018.
Sechrist became a left-handed pitcher after breaking his right arm when he was 2 years old.
Sewell graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sport Management in May 2022.
Smith has three brothers: Brandon, Austin and Jonathan. Brandon played baseball at Tennessee Tech, Austin played baseball at Columbia State, and Jonathan played baseball at Tufts University.
Smith specializes in forestry.
Steenstra’s father, Kennie, was a standout pitcher at Wichita State before being selected in the 12th round of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs. His mother, Denise Brungardt-Steenstra, was a track and field athlete at Wichita State, earning NCAA Outdoor All-America honors in the heptathlon in 1993 and finished 15th at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the heptathlon in 1996.
Stephenson is an avid table tennis player.
Taylor visited every MLB stadium with his father.
Tears is linked to New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower and former Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs infielder Jason Maxwell.
Tidwell specializes in recreation and sports management.
Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Tickle College of Engineering in May 2021 and earned his graduate certificate in engineering education in May 2022.