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  • A stigma has always existed around conversations about mental health. Champion swimmer Maddy Banic (’19) hopes to lessen that stigma by sharing the story of her own struggles, and her comeback, with student–athletes around the country.

  • Tamika Catchings (’00, ’02) learned more than basketball from her coach, Pat Summitt. And she put those lessons into action through her Catch the Stars Foundation.

  • Pat Summitt and Bruce Pearl. You would almost have to be a space alien not to know about the Lady Vols and Vols head basketball coaches. They’re on TV, they’re in Sports Illustrated, they turn up at your United Way or your alumni chapter meeting. They’re charismatic, competent, and competitive right down to their toenails. And, wonder of wonders, they not only get along, they even like each other.

  • Sports


    by Torchbearer Staff

    In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Tennessee Volunteers weren’t just orange. They were also gold and silver. Four current students and 12 former students participated in the games. Collectively, they brought home three gold and three silver medals.