The street that serves as the entrance to UT’s athletic complex that houses the Cronan Volleyball Center, Lee Softball Stadium, and Regal Soccer Stadium was named Joan Cronan Way in honor of the former UT vice chancellor and director of women’s athletics.
Joan Cronan News
A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics. The first recipient of the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship is four-time All-American softball star Raven Chavanne, who holds team records for career batting average and stolen bases.
Director of Women’s Athletics Joan Cronan was honored at the UT Board of Trustees meeting yesterday for her commitment to student-athletes, UT, and the community. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced the university will remove “interim” from before Cronan’s title of vice chancellor and director of athletics, the position she held from June 9 to September 5, 2011, prior to Dave Hart’s appointment. The move makes Cronan the first person in UT history to hold that position.