“This past year, it’s felt like the whole of Tennessee Athletics has been on a mission. There’s been an energy that maybe used to be contained to one team, but now that energy just ignites everyone else. And it goes beyond the walls of a single team. I haven’t felt anything like this in my 17 years, and it’s just getting stronger. The confidence that comes with success just feeds more confidence and success. It’s a great time to be a Tennessee Vol!”
– Matt Kredich, Director of Swimming & Diving
Tennessee in 2021-22 claimed its first SEC Overall All-Sports title, presented by USA Today Network, and the Vols also captured the program’s first SEC Men’s All-Sports title since 2007-08. In the SEC Women’s All-Sports standings, Tennessee finished second behind Florida.
Across the nine sports for which the SEC tracks head-to-head win/loss records (and at least 13 teams compete), Tennessee owned the league’s best intraconference win percentage in 2021-22 at .672. The next-best win percentage was .595 (Florida). Those nine sports are football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, soccer and volleyball.
Eight Tennessee teams (four men’s and four women’s) finished in the top 16 or advanced to at least the round of 16 in their respective NCAA Championships.
Tennessee also was one of only seven Division I programs in the country to make a football bowl game and also qualify for the NCAA Championships in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball and baseball (joining Arkansas, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA and Virginia Tech).
Tennessee produced a school-record 10 Academic All-Americans in 2021-22—six Lady Vols and four Vols.
For a comprehensive and interactive Year in Review experience, featuring several sport-specific notes and highlights, click HERE.