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    Jessie Richardson     
      Jessie  Richardson

Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Lake Brantley




Anthropology/Education & Latin American Studies


2014-15 - Senior
  • Coxed the Second Varsity Eight at the Clemson Invite to two sixth place finishes and a seventh place finish (7:13.3, 7:03.0 and 7:02.1).
  • Guided the Varsity Four to a first place finish in the Petite Final with a time of 8 minutes and 8.16 seconds at the 42nd Annual San Diego Crew Classic
  • Led the Varsity Four at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational to two second place finishes and one fourth place finish (7:10.365, 7:04.036 and 6:58.253).
  • Part of shell that placed 9th in Women's Open 8+ at Head of the Hooch race with a time of 16 minutes and 54.7 seconds.
  • Led shell during Women's 8+ to Silver medal with time of 18 minutes and 20.4 seconds at the Secret City Head Race.
  • At the Chattanooga Head Race, part of shell that took Bronze in Women's College 4+ with a time of 18 minutes and 43.3 seconds.

2013-14 - Junior
  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Recognized as one of CRCA's National Scholar Athletes
  • Coxed the Open Four at the 2014 C-USA Championships held on Melton Lake, during the grand finals finished second with a time of 7 minutes and 48.0 seconds
  • Led the Second Varsity 4+ to a second place finish against Iowa (8:28.1)
  • Placed 4th (9:02.0) and 7th (8:28.0)leading the Varsity 4+ on Lake Hartwell at the Clemson Invitational
  • At the Head of the Hooch, led Tennessee's 'B' shell to the third place finish with a time of 17 minutes and 54.9 seconds
  • At Duke, coxed her shell to a third place finish in the A Fours race
  • Led Tennessee's "C" shell to a fourth place finish at the Chattanooga Head Race in the collegiate fours with a time of 19 minutes and 01.21 seconds

2012-13 - Sophomore
  • Awarded a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, a honor given to student-athlete's maintaining a 3.75 GPA or better
  • At the Conference USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, led the Varsity 4 to a second place finish with a time of 7:40.99
  • In the regular season finale, led the V4+ to a fourth place finish against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn with a time of 7:56.8
  • Finished in sixth place with the varsity four in the Clemson Invitational with a time of 7:52.6 in the first session, followed by a 7:34.3 fourth place finish in the second. In the second day, placed fifth in the V4 with time of 8:27.6.
  • At the Ohio State Invitational, coxed the varsity eight to two second place finishes with a time of 7:23.7 in the first session and 7:33.85 in the second session.
  • Against Louisville, led the V4+ to second place finishing the course in 7 minutes and 36.3 seconds
  • Coxed the V4+ against Minnesota with a time of 7 minutes and 36.4 seconds on the 2000-meter course
  • With a time of 17 minutes and 24.5 seconds placed 8th at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga in the Open 8
  • Guided UT's V8+ to a 30th-place finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles with a time of 18 minutes and 11.03 seconds
  • Coxed the Collegiate 4+ to a first place finish with a time of 18 minutes and 46.75 seconds at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Led the Collegiate 8+ to a 3rd place finish at the Chattanooga Head Race with a time of 16 minutes and 54.51 seconds

2011-12 - Freshman
  • Led UT's 2V8+ to gold at the 2012 C-USA Championship, crossing the finish line in 6 minutes 52.40 seconds
  • Coxed the 2V8+ to a strong regular-season finish at No. 7 Princeton
  • Guided the 2V8+ at Michigan
  • Coxed the 2V4+ to a win over Central Florida
  • Guided the 2V8+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, winning a gold and to silver medals
  • Coxed Club 8+ shell to gold medal at Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Guided Collegiate 4+ to seventh and C8+ to eighth at Chattanooga Head Race
  • Coxed Championship 8+ to eighth at Head of the Hooch
High School
  • Graduated from Lake Brantley High School in Orlando
  • Coxed her club's Champ 8+ at Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Coxed V4+ shell to fourth place overall at Head of the Hooch Regatta
  • Won state championship with rowing club in 2010-11 season
  • City Champions in 2010 and went to nationals in 2010 in the Junior 8
  • Was captain of her team in the 2010-11 season..Won Most Team Spirited award
  • Achieved high school honor roll multiple years, graduated her high school as a student of distinction
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society

  • Would like to become an elementary teacher
  • Loves everything about Tennessee, and loves the atmosphere of the rowing team
  • Outside of rowing, her greatest accomplishments have been being a member of the screen actors guild, and she opened up for Blake Shelton singing at the Zelwood Corn Festival in Florida

  • Recipient of the Gordon J. Wilder Scholarship
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