May 1, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Monday, the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center hosted its annual Junior Faculty Luncheon at the Tennessee Terrace. The Tennessee soccer team was represented by five juniors at the event, which allows student-athletes with academic achievement to show appreciation for faculty members who have influenced their studies.
Tori Bailey (Therapeutic Recreation, 3.68 GPA), Caroline Brown (Sport Management, 3.95 GPA), Caroline Capocaccia (Kinesiology, 3.88 GPA), CC Cobb (Psychology, 3.18 GPA) and Katie Lenz (Psychology, 3.12 GPA) were among over 90 Tennessee juniors in attendance to honor faculty members who have helped them with their academic endeavors. This past fall, Brown was named to the 2012 NSCAA Scholar All-South Region second team. Bailey and Capocaccia were named NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honorable mentions. Bailey, Brown and Capocaccia were also named to the 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. At the 2013 Volscars, Brown and Capocacia were named Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Each student-athlete introduced his or her guest and shared how that faculty member made an impact on his or her academic success.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Dr. Susan Martin addressed the crowd at the luncheon. Rajion Neal from football provided the opening and closing remarks. Michael Palardy from football and Courtney Fritts from rowing were also featured speakers.