April 12, 2010
The University of Tennessee Athletic Department held the 4th annual VOLSCARS on Monday, April 12 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The event, which was put on by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), was hosted by former Vol football players Terry Fair and Fred White.
The Volscars is a way to showcase and celebrate the accomplishments of both the men's and women's athletic departments. Tennessee student-athletes began the evening on the "orange" carpet with media interviews in true Hollywood style, followed by dinner and the presentation of awards.
|2010 VOLSCARS WINNERS AND NOMINEES|
|*Winners in bold|
Best Supporting Role:
Given to the male and female student-athlete who serves as the "unsung hero." This team member is a high impact player that does not always get all of the credit, but that the team cannot do without.
|Boris Conkic||Men's Tennis|
|Mattias Kahlin||Swimming and Diving|
|Kyle Stevenson||Track and Field|
|Aleksa Akerfelds||Swimming and Diving|
|Jackie Areson||Track and Field|
|Best Supporting Staff Member:
Awarded to the staff member who has helped, through constant support, make it possible for the head coach to do their job.
|Joe Harrington||Sports Technology Coordinator|
|Joe Hendee||Men's Swimming Assistant Coach|
|Kari Kebach||Volleyball Athletic Trainer|
|Chad Newman||Men's Basketball Athletic Trainer|
|Fernandez West||Women's Golf Academic Counselor|
Rookie of the Year:
Given to the first-year student-athlete in both men's and women's athletics who made a direct impact through hard work and dedication and played a significant role on the team.
|Joseph Franklin||Cross Country/Track and Field|
|Ryan Harrison||Swimming and Diving|
|Kelsey Floyd||Women's Swimming and Diving|
|Kelsey Floyd||Swimming and Diving|
|Chanelle Price||Track and Field|
Awarded to the team that overcame extreme hardships during a game and ultimately triumphing
|Volleyball came from behind in fifth game to win last six points against Kentucky|
|Men's basketball successful season after adverse situation in January|
|Rocky Top Moment: awarded to the player or team that had the most exciting moment in competition.|
|Men's basketball beats No. 1 ranked Kansas on home court with six scholarship players|
|Shekinna Strickland had a triple-double game vs. Oklahoma|
|Lady Vol golf wins Mercedez-Benz Collegiate Championship by record 19 strokes|
|Men's basketball wins over Ohio State to advance to first ever Elite 8|
|Volleyball vs. Kentucky comes back in fifth game|
|Wes Brown returns an interception for a touchdown on senior night|
|Sarah Bowman at Penn Relays|
|Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whorisky win the National All-American doubles tournament|
Big Orange Heart Award:
Given to the male and female student-athlete that is the definition of a true Volunteer and is full of spirit, optimism and encouragement.
|Patrick Beasley||Swimming and Diving|
|Chris Kane||Track and Field|
|Phoebe Wright||Track and Field|
Presented to the female student-athlete who showed commitment to service, volunteerism and leadership.
|Chris Kane||Track and Field|
|Chris Winchell||Swimming and Diving|
|Holly Kane||Track and Field|
|Bryttany Curran||Swimming and Diving|
Community Outreach Team Award:
Awarded to the team most involved with community service
Men's Basketball team
Women's Basketball team
Given to honor the student-athlete who has persevered through extreme personal obstacles.
|Amber Gray||Women's Basketball|
|Emmanuel Negedu||Men's Basketball|
|Sean Letsinger||Men's Swimming and Diving|
Awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA.
|Mattias Kahlin||Men's Swimming and Diving|
Helen B. Watson Female Scholar
|Phoebe Wright||Women's Track and Field|
Given to the student-athlete who exemplifies the spirit of Tennessee and is awarded based on academics, athletics, team leadership and service
|John Hewitt||Track and Field|
Given to the student-athlete who exemplifies the spirit of Tennessee and is awarded based on academics, athletics, team leadership and service.
|Angie Bjorklund||Women's Basketball|
Team of the Year:
Awarded to the team with the best year-end finish.
|Track & Field|
|Swimming and Diving|
Coach of the Year:
Awarded to the coach with the best year-end results
|J.J. Clark||Track & Field|
|Matt Kredich||Swimming and Diving|
|VOLSCARS Athlete of the Year
Awarded to the student-athlete that made the most valuable contribution to the team during the timeline of April 1, 2009 through March 28, 2010.
|John-Patrick Smith||Men's Tennis|
|Evander Wells||Track and Field|
|Phoebe Wright||Women's Track & Field|
|Michele King||Swimming and Diving|
|Caitlin Whorisky||Women's Tennis|