July 12, 2013
Incoming freshman Teleri Hughes added one last honor to her decorated prep career on Thursday night. Hughes was named one of three High School Athletes of the Year by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.
Hughes, a 2013 Lady Vol signee and Knoxville native, was the 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Girls Golfer of the Year. She helped her Farragut High girls' golf team to a runner-up finish in the Class AAA state tournament. In addition, she concluded her senior season with a third-place individual finish at the Class AAA State Tournament. En route to her achievement, Hughes shot a 67 at the District 4-AAA Tournament, followed by a 2-under par 70 at the Region 2-AAA Championship, where she earned the regional individual title.
Adding to her accolades, she has been named to the Knox News PrepXtra first team twice and is a three-time All-KIL first team honoree. She was named the MVP of the Farragut High School girls' golf team and earned the Farragut High School Jack Carr Award.
Thursday night's Sports Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony was held at the Knoxville Convention Center and saw NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon as the featured speaker. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
Hughes recently participated in the 50th Annual Tennessee Girls' Junior Amateur Championship in Gallatin, Tenn. She finished runner-up at the tournament after carding rounds of 75, 72, 71 (+2).