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    Chelsea Knotts     
     
      Chelsea Knotts
Hometown:
Ripley, W.Va.

High School:
Ripley

Height:
5-5

Event:
XC/Middle Distance

Year (In/Out):
Jr./Jr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
Cross Country
4K:.....16:57.00 (2011)
5K:.....20:26.24 (2011)
6K:.....24:26.0 (2011)
Indoors
800m.....2:21.19 (2009)
Outdoors
800m.....2:18.44 (2009)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Four-time member of SEC Academic Honor Roll...UT's female nominee for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship...Became the 24th student-athlete in UT history to earn The Torchbearer Award...2012 Howard Aldmon Female Volunteer Award for UT Athletics.

2012 T&F: Honors - Female SEC Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship nominee for UT, earning $5000 for that nomination...Earned The Torchbearer Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a UT student...2012 Howard Aldmon Female Volunteer Award for UT Athletics...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Just missed her PR in the 800m at the Kentucky Invitational, checking in at 2:21.98...Outdoors - N/A.

2011 XC: Reported in 15th overall and seventh on the team at the Tennessee Invitational, running a 5K PR of 20:26.24...Logged a career-best 16:57.00 at the 4K Belmont-VU Opener to finish 63rd overall and ninth on the team...Added a PR at her third distance of the season, covering the 6K NCAA South Regional course in 24:26.0 to place 157th overall and sixth for UT.

2011 T&F: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time...Indoors - Saw action in only one meet, running 2:25.50 in the 800m at the Texas A&M Challenge... Outdoors - Competed in two events outdoors, carding an 800m season best of 2:24.25 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2010 XC: Placed 101st in 18:11.41 at the 4K Belmont-VU Opener in her only appearance of the campaign...Made 2011 the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010 T&F: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Did not compete due to injury... Outdoors - Did not compete.

2009 XC: Saw duty in one meet as a redshirt freshman...Ran eighth for Tennessee and crossed the finish line 71st overall in 17:18.01 at the Belmont-VU Opener...Made the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 T&F: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Recorded PRs every time she ran the 800, settling at 2:21.19 in the prelims of the SEC Championships... Outdoors - Made the travel squad for the SEC Outdoor Championships...Recorded her outdoor personal record in the 800 at the Tennessee Invitational (2:18.44).

2008 XC: Redshirted during her first year at UT...Named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran track and cross country all four seasons at Ripley High School...Captained the squads in two of those years...Was a cheerleader for two seasons...Qualified for the state track & field championships in her first three seasons...Placed fourth in the 800m as a freshman in 2:21.24...Came in ninth in that event in 2006 and eighth in 2007...Also finished third at the state meet as a freshman in the 400 meters in 59.79...Competed at the club level with the AAU Capital City Striders...Posted a finish of fifth in the 800 meters at the 2004 USATF/AAU National Championships and placed seventh in 2003 and 2005...Career best times include 2:16 for 800 meters, 59.1 for 400 meters and 5:30 for 1600 meters...Finished 20th at the West Virginia State AAA Cross Country Championships as a freshman, covering the 5,000-meter distance in a personal record of 20:15.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 6, 1990, in Morgantown, W.Va....Majoring in biological sciences...Parents are Stephen and Melinda Knotts...Has a younger brother, Bradley...Came to UT in the inaugural 15-member class of Haslam Scholars, a premier honors program aimed at attracting the nation's top students to campus...She joins teammate Elizabeth Tiller in that esteemed group.

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