Tennessee Athletics to Host ‘Champions Weekend’ Sept. 29-30

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Tennessee Athletics is set to host its second annual Champions Weekend in conjunction with the home football game against South Carolina on Sept. 30. That weekend, teams and individuals who won SEC and/or NCAA championships during specific years are invited back to Rocky Top to celebrate their achievements.

This year’s celebration includes all championship winners—both team and individual/relay—from the following calendar years:

  • 2013 – 10-year celebration
  • 2003 – 20-year celebration
  • 1998 – 25-year celebration
  • 1993 – 30-year celebration
  • 1983 – 40-year celebration
  • 1973 – 50-year celebration

Among the groups invited back this year are the 1998 SEC and National Championship football team, the 1998 SEC and NCAA Champion women’s basketball team and five different SEC track & field/cross country teams just from 1983—along with several other title-winning squads.

A complete list of 2023 Champions Weekend honorees can be found below. Those in attendance will be recognized on the field at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Champions from the years set to be celebrated this fall are encouraged to contact Assistant Director of Letterwinner Relations Mike Nguyen at [email protected] for additional details on the weekend schedule and complimentary football game tickets. Save-the-dates have been sent to those whose contact information is on file, and RSVPs are required.

Tickets to the Tennessee-South Carolina football game on Sept. 30 can be purchased HERE.

2013 CHAMPIONS | 10-Year Celebration 
Women’s Basketball – 2013 SEC Regular Season Champions
Caroline Simmons, Faith Johnson, Lindsay Gendron, Kelsey Floyd, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 200M Freestyle Relay NCAA Champions
Lauren Solernou, Molly Hannis, Kelsey Floyd, Faith Johnson, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 200M Medley Relay NCAA Champions
Lauren Solernou, Molly Hannis, Kelsey Floyd, Lindsay Gendron, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 400M Medley Relay NCAA Champions
Lauren Solernou, Molly Hannis, Kelsey Floyd, and Faith Johnson, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 200 Medley Relay SEC Champions
Lindsay Gendron, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 200 Freestyle SEC Champion
Faith Johnson, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 50 Freestyle SEC Champion
Tori Lamp, Women’s Swimming and Diving – Platform Diving SEC Champions

2003 CHAMPIONS | 20-Year Celebration 
Women’s Basketball – 2003 SEC Regular Season Champions
Women’s Cross Country – 2003 SEC Champions
Soccer – 2003 SEC Champions (Regular Season and Tournament)
Jabari Greer, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 60M Hurdles NCAA Champion
Outdoor 110m Hurdles SEC Champion
Indoor 55m Hurdles SEC Champion
Gary Kikaya, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 400M NCAA Champion
Stephen Harris, Men’s Track & Field – Decathlon NCAA Champion
Phillip Jones, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 3M Diving NCAA Champion
Jamie Sanger, Women’s Swimming & Diving – 1-Meter Diving SEC Champion
Kylee Wells, Women’s Swimming & Diving – Platform Diving SEC Champion
Sharon Dickie, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 5,000m SEC Champion
DeeDee Trotter, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 400m SEC Champion
Stephen Harris, Men’s Track & Field – Pentathlon SEC Champion
Gary Kikaya, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 400m SEC Champion
Jabari Greer, Gary Kikaya, Sean Lambert & Jonathan Wade, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 4x100m Relay SEC Champions
Stephen Harris, Men’s Track & Field – Decathlon SEC Champion
Leigh Smith, Men’s Track & Field – Javelin SEC Champion
Marc Sylvester, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 800m SEC Champion

1998 CHAMPIONS | 25-Year Celebration
Football – 1998 NCAA Champions
Women’s Basketball – 1998 NCAA Champions
Football – 1998 SEC Champions
Women’s Basketball, 1998 SEC Champions (Regular Season and Tournament)
Jeremy Linn, Men’s Swimming and Diving – 100M Breaststroke NCAA Champion
Kathy Pesek, Women’s Swimming and Diving – Platform Diving NCAA Champion
Shannon Roy, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 3-Meter Diving SEC Champion
Kathy Pesek, Women’s Swimming & Diving – Platform Diving SEC Champion
Leslie Henley, Women’s Track & Field – Indoor Pole Vault SEC Champion
Russell Johnson, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor Pole Vault SEC Champion
Wes Boudreau, Men’s Track & Field – Hammer SEC Champion
Pat Buckheit, Men’s Track & Field – Decathlon SEC Champion

1993 CHAMPIONS | 30-Year Celebration
Women’s Basketball – 1993 SEC Regular Season Champions
Tripp Schwenk, Men’s Swimming and Diving – 200M Backstroke NCAA Champion
Chris Woodruff, Men’s Tennis – Singles NCAA Champion
Randy Jenkins, Men’s Track & Field – High Jump NCAA Champion
José Parrilla, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 800M NCAA Champion
Tripp Schwenk, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 200 Backstroke SEC Champion
Ricky Busquets, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 100 Freestyle SEC Champion
J.R. deSouza, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 100 Butterfly SEC Champion
Lawrence Johnson, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor Pole Vault SEC Champion
Decathlon SEC Champion
Jose Parilla, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 800m SEC Champion
Outdoor 800m SEC Champion
Adam Smith, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor Pole Vault SEC Champion

1983 CHAMPIONS | 40-Year Celebration
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 1983 SEC Champions
Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1983 SEC Champions
Men’s Cross Country – 1983 SEC Champions
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – 1983 SEC Champions
Women’s Cross Country – 1983 SEC Champions
Sam Graddy, Reggie Towns, Terry Scott, Willie Gault, Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 4x100M Relay NCAA Champions
Willie Gault, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 55M/60Y NCAA Champion
Indoor 60Y Hurdles NCAA Champion
Outdoor 200m SEC Champion
Lee Hudson, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 100 Backstroke SEC Champion
Joetta Clark, Women’s Track & Field – Indoor 800Y NCAA Champion
Outdoor 800m NCAA Champion
Outdoor 800m SEC Champion
Outdoor 1,500m SEC Champion
Benita Fitzgerald, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – 100M Hurdles NCAA Champion
Delisa Walton, Women’s Track & Field – Indoor 600Y NCAA Champion
Sharrieffa Barksdale, Joetta Clark, Cathy Rattray, Delisa Walton, Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Mile Relay NCAA Champions
Cathy Rattray, Sharrieffa Barksdale, Ilrey Oliver and Joetta Clark, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 4x400m Relay SEC Champions
Sharrieffa Barksdale, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 400m Hurdles SEC Champion
Outdoor Long Jump SEC Champion
Veronica Findley, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 200m SEC Champion
Benita Fitzgerald, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 100m SEC Champion
Outdoor 100m Hurdles SEC Champion
Alison Quelch, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 3,000m SEC Champion
Outdoor 5,000m SEC Champion
Cathy Rattray, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor 400m SEC Champion
Patricia Walsh, Women’s Track & Field – Outdoor Shot Put SEC Champion
Outdoor Discus SEC Champion
Kevin Shamblee, David Patrick, Basil Magee and Al Harden, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 4x800m Relay SEC Champions
Scott Lundy, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor Shot Put SEC Champion
David Siler, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor Triple Jump SEC Champion
Alison Quelch, Women’s Cross Country – SEC Championship Meet Winner

1973 CHAMPIONS | 50-Year Celebration
Men’s Swimming & Diving – 1973 SEC Champions
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 1973 SEC Champions
Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1973 SEC Champions
Doug Brown, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor Steeplechase NCAA Champion
Ken Knox, Tom Lutz, Keith Gilliam, John Trembley, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 400M Freestyle Relay NCAA Champions
Kevin Priestly, Rick Seywert, John Trembley, Tom Lutz, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 400M Medley Relay NCAA Champions
John Trembley, Men’s Swimming and Diving – 100M Butterfly NCAA Champion
50M Freestyle NCAA Champion
100M Freestyle NCAA Champion
Doug Brown, Men’s Cross Country – SEC Championship Meet Winner
Ken Knox, Keith Gilliam, Tom Lutz and John Trembley – 400 Freestyle Relay SEC Champions
Tom Lutz, Jeff Lewis, Keith Gilliam, and Chris Noll, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 800 Freestyle Relay SEC Champions
Kevin Priestley, Rick Seywert, Mark Gilliam and Chris Noll, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 400 Medley Relay SEC Champions
Ken Knox, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 100 Freestyle SEC Champion
Marc Gilliam, Men’s Swimming & Diving – SEC Championship Meet Winner
Jim Kennedy, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 1-Meter Diving SEC Champion
Chris Noll, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 200 Freestyle SEC Champion
500 Freestyle SEC Champion
John Trembley, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 50 Freestyle SEC Champion
Jeff White, Men’s Swimming & Diving –100 Breaststroke SEC Champion
200 Breaststroke SEC Champion
Graham Windeatt, Men’s Swimming & Diving – 1,650 Freestyle SEC Champion
Danny Zoeller, Bill Anderson, Wilbur Hawkins, and Willie Thomas, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 4x800m Relay SEC Champions
Doug Brown, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 3,000m SEC Champion
Charles Geter, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor Long Jump SEC Champion
Willie Thomas, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor 880y SEC Champion
Tom West, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor High Jump SEC Champion
Danny Zoeller, Men’s Track & Field – Indoor Mile SEC Champion
Darwin Bond, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 440y SEC Champion
Doug Brown, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 3,000m Steeplechase SEC Champion
Outdoor 5,000m SEC Champion
Outdoor 10,000m SEC Champion
Charles Geter, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor Long Jump SEC Champion
Danny Martin, Men’s Track & Field – Javelin SEC Champion
Willie Thomas, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 880y SEC Champion
Danny Zoeller, Men’s Track & Field – Outdoor 1,500m SEC Champion

Source: UT Sports

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