Elizabeth Tiller came to UT as both a Peyton Manning and Haslam Academic Scholar, but she is playing a key role for Tennessee's cross country team this season.
Sept. 29, 2010
By Eric Trainer, Associate Director of Media Relations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Elizabeth Tiller came to UT in 2008 from Tuscaloosa, Ala., on an academic scholarship, but the junior has emerged as a contributor to Tennessee's fortunes on the cross country course this fall.
Tiller, the recipient of the 2008 Peyton Manning Scholarship as well as a Haslam Scholar at Rocky Top, has contributed to the Lady Vols' scoring tally in both meets this season. She was UT's second finisher in the Belmont-VU Opener on Sept. 3 and ran third for the Big Orange two weekends ago at the Commodore Classic. She recorded career-best times on each occasion.
On Friday morning, the third-year performer will join her teammates at the Brooks Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa., for the squad's first 6,000-meter race of the season.
Before she departed for the meet, Tiller took time to share her thoughts on the 2010 season, her improvement since arriving on campus and her dealings with folks back home who might have been puzzled why someone from Crimson Tide land wound up in Big Orange Country with a scholarship provided by one of Alabama's greatest gridiron foes in Manning.
Tiller also takes us on a photo journey to China, where she and teammate Chelsea Knotts spent part of their summer studying abroad as Haslam Scholars. Click on the link above and enjoy the trip!