Tennessee catcher Ally Shipman is departing the Lady Vols program and will transfer, sources informed JWOS on Tuesday.
The junior catcher is expected to enter the transfer portal this week, though her name has not yet been entered as of Tuesday evening. She has two years of eligibility remaining following the 2021 season.
Shipman owns a .331 career batting average, with thirteen home runs and a .577 slugging percentage to her credit. As the Lady Vols’ starting catcher throughout her career, Shipman has made just five field errors and owns a ,992 career fielding percentage.
During the abbreviated 2020 season, Shipman batted .403 with seven doubles and sixteen RBIs. In 2021, Shipman batted .304 with a career-high eight home runs and thirty-nine RBIs. She also recorded her first career stolen bases in ’21, going a perfect 3-3 on the basepaths.
Against Arkansas in the SEC tournament quarterfinals this past season, Shipman hit the go-ahead home run that ultimately vaulted the Lady Vols into the tournament semifinals with a victory over the regular-season champion Razorbacks.
Shipman’s sister, Madison, played softball at Tennessee from 2011-14 and was a 3-time All-American with the Lady Vols.