May 2, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- UT track and field's Brittney Jackson and Tavis Bailey were both awarded NCAA Ethnic Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.
As part of the scholarship, Jackson and Bailey will also attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum this summer at the NCAA's national offices in Indianapolis, Ind.
Jackson, a middle distance runner from Maplewood, N.J., was also recently honored by the University of Tennessee with the 2014 Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award. The annual award honors a student for work in promoting cultural diversity and enrichment on campus.
On the track, Jackson is a two-time scorer at the SEC championships, including an eighth-place finish in the 800 meter run at the 2014 SEC indoor championships. She has been a member of the cross country team for four seasons as well and has been a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Bailey, from Kannapolis, N.C., has been a throwing leader for the Vols all season. He is a four-time scorer at the SEC Championships, including a second-place finish in discus at the 2012 outdoor conference meet. He has stepped up his game this year. He placed top five at the SEC indoor meet in the shot put and weight throw. He has won discus competitions four times to start the outdoor season.
Bailey still has another year of competition for the Vols.