KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center Monday night to celebrate the accomplishments of its student-athletes at the 11th annual Volscars.
Everyone dressed up in their very best to walk the Orange Carpet and reflect upon the past year in Tennessee athletics.
A star-studded list of student athletes received Volscars this year:
-Comeback of the Year: Football vs Georgia (Oct 1, 2016)
-Male Rookie of the Year: Grant Williams, Basketball
-Female Rookie of the Year: Meghan Small, Swimming & Diving
-Male Athlete of the Year: Christian Coleman, Track & Field
-Female Athlete of the Year: Felicia Brown, Track & Field; Meghan Gregg, Softball
-Mr. Tennessee: Joshua Dobbs, Football
-Ms. Tennessee: Colleen Callahan, Swimming & Diving
-Male "My All": Cameron Brown, Track & Field
-Female "My All": Cassie Wertman, Track & Field
The Volscars also honor academic achievements for Tennessee. 87 student-athletes will graduate in 2017. 44 Tennessee freshmen student-athletes made the first-year SEC honor roll.
Rising Lady Vol senior Alexa Middleton is part of the group that organizes the Volscars, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Middleton said a night like this is all about bringing the University closer together.
"It's just a night to hang out and kind of celebrate the year's accomplishments in our sports," said Middleton. "This is a big unity event for us, to have all the teams here, we focus on volunteer service and just how we can make the student-athlete experience better for each individual here at the University."
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