The Big Orange hammered out a three-day 904 (298-307-299) to outlast a final-day charge by the Boilermakers, who carded a final-round 297 to pull within one shot of UT. The conquest also moved the Orange and White into the 100 head-to-head win plateau as Tennessee is now 104-27-1 (.788) this season.
Individually, Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) took third place with a 222 (72-76-74) and extended her Top-15 streak to nine tournaments. The sophomore could not hold off South Carolina's two-time reigning Southeastern Conference champion Kristy McPherson's 218 (70-78-70) that captured the Gamecock a medal as an individual.
Junior Tai Perry (Unionville, Pa.) carded a 224 (73-77-74) to tie for fifth place. Perry's previous best was a seventh-place closing at the Lady Gator this season.
Freshman Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico) stayed to form as she made a final-round run at the title as she moved up to seventh place with a 225 (76-76-73), up from Saturday's 11th-place tie, while fellow classmate Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden) tied for 30th-place with a 235 (77-78-80).
Junior Mary Jan Fernandez (Henderson, Nev.) was the keystone to the Lady Vol victory with a final day 78. Without the third-round score, the Big Orange would have counted Johansson's 80 and slipped to second place. Overall, Fernandez tied for 42nd-place with a 240 (83-79-78).