Academic Excellence

Champions In The Classroom

Student-athletes at the University of Tennessee strive to be champions in the classroom.  We have several recognition programs that highlight our students’ academic excellence, and we have nominated several student-athletes for prestigious awards.  Below the photo are some highlights showcasing their academic success.


How Do Student-Athletes At Tennessee Perform Academically?


Three student-athletes won NCAA post-graduate scholarships in Winter 2012

Ryan Helms, Men’s Swimming & Diving

Chanelle Price, Women’s Track & Field

Ellen Wortham, Women’s Track & Field

Eleven student-athletes won Arthur Ashe Sport Scholars Awards in 2012

Alexis Owens, Soccer

Iyana Moore, Soccer

Jasmine Brown, Volleyball

DeeDee Harrison, Volleyball

NIcollette Brice, Volleyball

Kayla Jeter, Volleyball

Brianna Bass, Women’s Basketball

Glory Johnson, Women’s Basketball

Tory Lewis, Softball

Whitney Hammond, Softball

Raven Chavanne, Softball

Four female student-athletes earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2010-11

Angie Bjorklund, Basketball

Raven Chavanne, Softball

Nikki Fowler, Volleyball

Chanelle Price, Track & Field


*18 student-athletes earned a 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2011 term

*87 student-athletes graduated in 2010-2011

*7 former student-athletes returned to campus to complete their degrees through our RAC (Renewing Academic Commitment) program in 2010-11

*184 student-athletes made the 2010-2011 SECHonor Roll (recognition requires a GPA of 3.00 or higher for the preceding 2 semesters among other details).

*240 student-athletes currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.