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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame opens Pat Summitt Exhibit

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersNashville, TN – The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, located inside the Bridgestone Arena, has announced a new, permanent Pat Summitt Exhibit that will open on Friday, the first day of activities at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

The Nashville Local Organizing Committee (NLOC) is providing free admission to the Pat Summitt Exhibit from April 4th-8th, allowing basketball fans to experience the new exhibit during their time in Nashville Tennessee.

Pat Summitt Exhibit opens in Nashville. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt Exhibit opens in Nashville. (UT Sports Information)

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Pat Summitt Trophy announced by WBCA

 

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University of TennesseeAtlanta, GA – Russell Athletic and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced that the commemorative award presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year will be named The Pat Summitt Trophy in honor of the legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach.

The award will officially be named “The Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year.” It will be the only national coach of the year award to bear Summitt’s name.

Pat Summitt Trophy unveiled by Women's Basketball Coaches Association  and Russell Athletic (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt Trophy unveiled by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Russell Athletic (UT Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University announces Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Hall of Fame inductees announced (APSU Sports)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves nominated for WBCA Division 1 Coaches’ All-America Team and named AP SEC Newcomer of the Year

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The accolades continue for former Clarksville High School star, Tennessee Lady Vol, Bashaara Graves. Graves is the only rookie to be nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division 1 Coaches’ All-America Team.

One day after learning they were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, some key components of Tennessee’s successful women’s basketball season were recognized by a pair of organizations.

Tennessee Lady Vols.

Tennessee Lady Vols.

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Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons in the running for Wade Trophy

 

Tennessee Lady Vols Meighan SimmonsAtlanta, GA – University of Tennessee “Lady Vols” stand-out Meighan Simmons has been added to the State Farm Wade Trophy “Wade Watch” list of outstanding college basketball players.  The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Monday it’s list of outstanding players from across the country.

Joining the preseason list of 25 “Wade Watch” hopefuls are the Lady Vol junior guard, Kelsey Bone of Texas A&M, Gennifer Brandon and Layshia Clarendon of Cal Berkeley, Kelly Faris of Connecticut, Tianna Hawkins of Maryland, Chelsea Hopkins of San Diego State and Niveen Rasheed of Princeton.State Farm and the Wade Trophy Coalition present The State Farm Wade Trophy to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA® Division I women’s basketball player each year – one who not only excels athletically but also serves as a positive role model both on and off the court. «Read the rest of this article»

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