53 Tennessee student-athletes receive chancellor’s honors​ including 4 from football team

UT awards / Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee athletic department was well represented on the list of 2020 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet award recipients, as the Office of the Chancellor recognized students, faculty, staff and friends of the university for their extraordinary achievements Tuesday afternoon.

52 student-athletes from 16 different teams were honored by their respective colleges with the Extraordinary Academic Achievement Award, while dual-sport standout Maya Neal was one of four individuals chosen university-wide for the Extraordinary Community Service Award.

Extraordinary Academic Achievement honors are awarded to undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, a student must have completed 90 credit hours with a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0. Award winners were determined by each college.

The Extraordinary Community Service Award honors students and student organizations that exhibit the Volunteer spirit in the community. A captain for both the soccer and track & field teams, Neal has worked with numerous campus and community service initiatives as a member of the VOLeaders Academy and community outreach co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Neal has used her platform as a Tennessee student-athlete to impact the community on a local and global scale. Last semester, she hosted a shoe drive as part of the UTAD’s Week of Giving — collecting more than 100 pairs of athletic shoes to donate to children in Puerto Rico. As the community outreach co-chair for SAAC, she also helped organize and oversee multiple community service events hosted by the athletic department.

On the field of competition, Neal enjoyed a well decorated collegiate career on Rocky Top as a four-time All-SEC soccer player and an All-American heptathlete. She recently signed a contract with Le Havre AC, a professional soccer club based in Le Havre, France.

Chancellor’s Honors Award recipients are typically celebrated during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet each spring. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the banquet was canceled and awards had to be presented remotely.

Chancellor’s Honors Banquet Award Recipients – Tennessee Athletics

Extraordinary Community Service Award
Maya Neal – Soccer/Track & Field

Extraordinary Academic Achievement Award (sorted by sport)

Baseball (2)
Landon Gray – Haslam College of Business
Nico Mascia – Tickle College of Engineering

Men’s Basketball (1)
Jacob Fleschman – Haslam College of Business

Women’s Basketball (2)
Rennia Davis – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Kasiyahna Kushkituah – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Football (4)
Paxton Brooks – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Andrew Craig – Haslam College of Business
Trey Smith – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Jake Yelich – Haslam College of Business

Men’s Golf (4)
Rhys Nevin – College of Arts & Sciences
Chip Thomas – Haslam College of Business
Sean Wilcox – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Hunter Wolcott – Haslam College of Business

Women’s Golf (1)
Mariah Smith – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Rowing (9)
Pari Baker – Herbert College of Agriculture
Channing Bearden – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Rebecca Caruso – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Abigail Craine – Haslam College of Business
Mikayla Dutton – College of Arts & Sciences
Jessica Magnoli – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Brookmyer McIntyre – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Ana Pelic – College of Arts & Sciences
Brenna Randall – College of Arts & Sciences

Soccer (3)
McKinley Burkett – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Katie Cousins – College of Arts & Sciences
Erin Gilroy – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Softball (6)
Tianna Batts – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Cailin Hannon – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Aubrey Leach – College of Arts & Sciences
Treasuary Poindexter – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Chelsea Seggern – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Katie Weimer – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Men’s Swimming & Diving (3)
Kyle DeCoursey – Herbert College of Agriculture
Matthew Garcia – Haslam College of Business
Nathan Murray – Herbert College of Agriculture

Women’s Swimming & Diving (5)
Mary Cayten Brakefield – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Erika Brown – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Madison Graham – College of Arts & Sciences
Stanzi Moseley – College of Arts & Sciences
Emily Pelletier – Herbert College of Agriculture

Men’s Tennis (1)
Luca Wiedenmann – Haslam College of Business

Women’s Tennis (1)
Ariadna Riley – College of Arts & Sciences

Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country (3)
Nate Harper – College of Arts & Sciences
Joseph Maxwell – Haslam College of Business
Tristan Slater – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country (5)
Nicole Adams – College of Arts & Sciences
Brooklynn Broadwater – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Megan Murray – College of Arts & Sciences
Sarah Reeves – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Alaina Riordan – College of Arts & Sciences

Volleyball (2)
Alyssa Andreno – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Asha Phillips – College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

-UT Athletics

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