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.
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Head women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was named head coach emeritus on Wednesday, following 38 seasons and 1,098 victories at Tennessee. Associate head coach Holly Warlick, an assistant on the Tennessee staff for 27 seasons and a three-time All-American as a player for the Lady Vols, has been named Summitt’s successor.
Former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw will share her story of survival and ultimate victory over depression during a UT alumni event Tuesday, April 10, at the Foundry at the World’s Fair Park site in downtown Knoxville. The cost is $20 per person. Registration closes Sunday, April 8. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Holdsclaw prior to her talk.
Donna Thomas, who has worked with UT Athletics for twenty-one years and has served as interim director of UT Knoxville’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center for six months, has been named as the center’s permanent director. The Thornton Center provides academic support, educational programs, and a learning environment in which student-athletes have the opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals.
University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was the first person honored with a star on the new Riverwalk of Fame on Volunteer Landing.
Tennessee Athletics and the Mission of Hope will team up Tuesday, Dec. 1 to collect toys for this year’s Mission of Hope Toy Drive. Fans that donate a new toy will receive free admission to the match-up against George Washington. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.
An Iraqi girls’ basketball team made up of 10 players and three coaches will be making a stop at the University of Tennessee and the Lady Vols basketball camp as part of a program that helps promote peace through sports.
On tomorrow, April 1, UT faculty and staff are invited to an employee appreciation day as the Lady Vol softball team takes on the Lady Miners of the University of Texas El Paso. Employees and one guest will receive free admission to the game with a staff ID as well as giveaways, prizes and a concession stand coupon.
The second-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers traveled deep into the heart of Texas and demonstrated they have enough heart of their own to win a national championship on the home turf of the nation’s No. 1 team, capturing their second NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship trophy in the past five seasons Saturday at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.