‘Thanks for the support’

Tennessee thinks social media is a good thing and the women’s basketball team is no exception.

Twitter and Instagram handles are included in each players’ online biography. Jannah Tucker and Nia Moore are the only two players who don’t have both. Instagram accounts suffice for both.

Of the Lady Vols’ newcomers, Kortney Dunbar has been very active. She interacts with fans, fellow students and peers. She tweets about life and hoops and retweets those who mention her. However, the freshman forward from Edwardsville, Ill., said she realizes that there can be too much of a good thing.

“They want us to interact with the fans but it needs to be kept to a minimum,” she said. ” ‘Hey thanks for the support’ or things like that.

“I want to show my fans that I appreciate their tweets and all that. I am playing for them. … They come to watch us. I definitely do appreciate the support I get.”

A question and answer feature about Dunbar will appear in Wednesday’s editions of the News Sentinel and will be online at govolsxtra.com