Friday, November 24, 2006

Parker records fourth career dunk

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Candace Parker had her fourth career dunk Friday night against No. 11 Stanford.

The 6-foot-4 Parker got a steal near midcourt and ran toward the other side at the wide open basket. She raised the ball in her right hand and dunked it with 10:55 remaining in the first half.

Parker dunked in the fourth-ranked Lady Vols' season opener against Chattanooga, the first dunk in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Parker made history in last year's NCAA tournament by dunking twice against Army in the first round.

She is the fourth woman to ever dunk in a college game and has dunked the most.

Former Lady Vols star Michelle Snow dunked three times in 2000, `01 and `02. The other female collegiate dunkers were Charlotte Smith of North Carolina (1994) and Georgeann Wells of West Virginia (twice in 1984).

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