Tennessee softball co-head coach Ralph Weekly announced Thursday that third baseman Jessica Spigner is no longer with the Lady Vols.
“The move was in the best interest of both parties,’’ said Weekly, who along with his wife, Karen, shares the head-coaching duties. “I appreciate her contributions and wish her well in the future.’’
Spigner, who is transferring to play at Arizona, led the Lady Vols with 16 home runs last season and was sixth on the team with a .325 batting average and a .966 fielding percentage.
Toward the end of this past season, her junior year, Spigner started sharing time at third base with sophomore All-American Raven Chavanne.
Spigner, who is from Santa Clarita, Calif., was an All-SEC freshman team selection in 2009, and with 38 career home runs she leaves No. 2 on the Lady Vols’ all-time home run list behind Tonya Callahan (51).
Tennessee finished last season 49-12, winning the SEC tournament before being upset in the NCAA regionals by Women’s College World Series participant Oklahoma State.