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Softball is over, but her career is in place

Someday, Alli Swinford might write a book about her experiences as a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior in 2020. A pandemic wiping away face-to-face classes, leading her to an online environment. Injuries taking their toll, forcing her to hang up her softball cleats and give up the sport she loved. The year might not have gone as initially planned, but Swinford, an English major who will be receiving

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Allison Swinford made a life-changing decision to attend UTC

It was an act of nobility one might not expect out of a high school student. And it came with an “uh-oh” caveat, as in “Uh-oh, what will I do now?” During her freshman year at Dalton (Ga.) High School, Allison Swinford already had her sights set on joining the U.S. Military Academy after graduation. A pitcher on the school’s softball team, Swinford was captivated about going to West

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