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2 CHANCELLOR 2015 Mocs Football dr. steven angle Dr. Steve Angle assumed his role as Chancellor and the 17th leader of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on July 1, Since coming to UTC, Dr. Angle has made the dual strategic initiatives of providing an excellent educational experience to students and strengthening connections with the Chattanooga community and surrounding region the cornerstones of his vision. In June 2015, UTC s new strategic plan, which emphasizes these two goals, was approved for implementation by the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. During his time at UTC, Dr. Angle has led the campus in a budget reallocation process to provide funding for high priorities aimed at better meeting the educational needs of students. The University has added several new graduate programs and has increased its online course offerings. UTC has also taken steps to increase research on the campus, including involving more undergraduate students in research. Another priority is recruiting more international students to UTC and increasing national and international study abroad chancellor opportunities for faculty and students. Prior to coming to UTC, Dr. Angle served as Senior Vice President at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Executive in Residence at the Ohio Board of Regents ( ). Prior to this appointment, he was the University Provost and a Professor of Chemistry ( ). He earned a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine (1978) and a M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (1981), before returning to UC-Irvine for his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (1984). While at Wright State, Dr. Angle oversaw an increase of research and sponsored program awards from $64 million in 2006 to over $100 million in 2012, all while state funding was reduced. Before his tenure at Wright State, Dr. Angle served as Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Program at the University of California, Riverside ( ). While at UC Riverside, he also served as interim Dean and Director ( ), Associate Dean for Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences ( ), and a faculty member in chemistry ( ). He served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison ( ). Dr. Angle has had numerous research publications featured in periodicals such as Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron Letters, and Journal of the American Chemical Society. He has also made 142 research presentations across the country. He is married to Dr. Dominique Belanger, and is the father of three: Brad, Ian, and Zoe. Dr. Jerald Ainsworth Senior Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs/Provost 136 Dr. Richard Brown Vice Chancellor Finance & Ops Dr. John Delaney Vice Chancellor Student Development Dr. Bryan Rowland Vice Chancellor Development/Alumni Affairs Chuck Cantrell Assistant Vice Chancellor University Relations Terry Denniston Chief of Staff

3 2015 Mocs Football DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS david blackburn vice chancellor & director of athletics Has there been a better time to be a Moc? That question has been posed all over the Scenic City the last two years. Southern Conference titles, record attendance and unprecedented academic success have all raised the level of excitement for athletics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. None of this has occurred by accident or happenstance. It is the culmination of extremely hard work by a very talented group of student-athletes, coaches and support staff, under the leadership of Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn. Hired on April 20, 2013, Blackburn quickly instilled a new mission that focused on equipping the entire athletics department for success, while accompanying a vision of achieving excellence. It is clear that both messages have been received in competition, in the classroom and in the community. In , the Mocs captured their first-ever Commissioner s Cup for having the top performing men s program in the SoCon. UTC also finished second in the Germann Cup on the women s side. Chattanooga has also enjoyed two of its top three finishes in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup and led the SoCon in each of the last two seasons. UTC saw a continued resurgence in the football program with its second straight SoCon title in UTC advanced to the FCS Playoffs for the first time since 1984 and hosted its first postseason football game. All totaled, the Mocs have brought home a SoCon-leading 14 regular season and tournament titles in all sports over the last two years. Blackburn has also turned heads with his impressive head coaching hires. When he took over in 2013, he had the unique situation of filling vacancies in both men s and women s basketball. By all accounts, he nailed each hire with Will Wade and Jim Foster. Foster has yet to lose a SoCon game and had the women s program ranked in the Top 25 throughout last season. Wade quickly turned around the men s team and parlayed that into the head coaching position at VCU. Blackburn quickly snagged Florida assistant Matt McCall to continue the excitement generating around Mocs basketball. He also hired Gavin McKinney in December to take over the women s soccer program. In the classroom, UTC student-athletes set a school record for semester grade-point-average with a 3.11 in the spring. It was the third consecutive semester the Mocs topped a 3.0, after hitting the mark for the first time in spring of UTC had record numbers of student-athletes on the Academic All- SoCon teams, while 14 programs beat the national average for APR scores in The Chattanooga community has also taken note of what is happening at UTC. The Mocs led the SoCon in attendance in football, men s basketball, women s basketball and wrestling last season. The Southern Scuffle has also grown into the top in-season wrestling tournament in the nation, while softball continues to enjoy a strong following. All of this success came as no surprise, based on the experiences and expertise Blackburn brought to the position. He spent the previous two decades in a number of administrative roles at the University of Tennessee. He most recently served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration where he was member of the Volunteers executive staff. A native of Loudon, Tenn., Blackburn is married to the former Andrea Radel of Albion, Mich. They have two daughters, Emma, who is currently a freshman at UTC, and Charlee. He is a 1990 graduate of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education. David Blackburn with his wife, Andrea, and daughters Charlee and Emma. Laura Herron Senior Associate Athletics Director Andrew Horton Sr. Associate A.D. External Ops Scott Altizer Sr. Associate A.D. Internal Ops Mike Royster Assistant A.D. Equip. & Facilities Dr. Emily Blackman Associate A.D. Student Support Dr. Jay Blackman Associate A.D. Comm. & Marketing Rob Robinson Associate A.D. Business Affairs Dr. Debbie Ingram Faculty Athletics Representative 137

4 2015 Mocs Football head coaches/additional STAFF Head Coaches Bill Gautier Cross Country/T&F Jeff Clark Women s Tennis Heath Eslinger Wrestling Travis Filar Volleyball Jim Foster Women s Basketball Carlos Garcia Men s Tennis Mark Guhne Men s Golf Matt McCall Men s Basketball Gavin McKinney Soccer Colette Murray Women s Golf Frank Reed Softball Todd Bateman Dir. - Ticketing Lindsey Bibee Mocs Sports Properties Melissa Cate Admin. Assistant Alex Clack External Coordinator Leah Gill Dir. - Creative Services Anne Jay Admin. Assistant Ken Jones Asst. A.D. - Compliance Brianna Lucas Admin. Assistant Brent McMillian Dir. - Mocs Club Cliff Miller Asst. Dir. - Ticketing Jarren Ramsey Group Ticket Sales Jessica Roseberry Marketing Assistant Troy Van Zile Asst. A.D. - Development Additional Athletics Support Staff Greg Gilmer GM - Mocs Sports Properties Lauren Mills Admin. Assistant Matthew Wagner Production Coordinator 138 Andy Page Travis Patrick Creative Services Asst. Mocs Sports Properties Geoff Wilcox Asst. A.D. - Marketing

5 2015 Mocs Football MISSION/CORE VALUES mocs mission Vision & core values Our Mission Equipping for Success OUR VISION To Achieve Excellence OUR Core Values Seven core values guide and govern our actions at all times: Integrity Accountability Respect Gratitude Competitiveness Pride Commitment Innovation for all fans of mocs athletics and mocs club members The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department considers total compliance with NCAA and Southern Conference rules to be one of the highest priorities of our institution. We sincerely appreciate your support of Mocs Athletics and are committed to educating our fans and boosters about the rules that regulate your relationships with our student-athletes as even the best-intentioned action on your part may be a violation of NCAA rules. Basic do s and don ts can be found in the Compliance section of our website, If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance Ken Jones at (423) Thank you for your support and GO MOCS! Academically The Mocs set a program record with a 3.11 g.p.a. in the 2015 spring semester. It was the third-straight time UTC topped the 3.0 mark. 44 student-athletes earned degrees in A school record 96 student-athletes were named to the fall, winter and spring Academic All-Southern Conference Teams. Athletically Four teams won SoCon titles in football, women s basketball, wrestling and softball. The Mocs won the SoCon Commissioner s Cup for the first time in school history. UTC also finished second in the league s Germann Cup standings. UTC led the SoCon with a 117th place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup, second highest in school history. Individually, the Mocs had five All-Americans, six SoCon Athletes of the Year, two SoCon Tournament MVPs, seven SoCon Champions, two SoCon Freshmen of the Year and three SoCon Coaches of the Year. Chattanooga also brought home 50 All-SoCon honors, while 22 student-athletes made various SoCon All-Freshmen teams. Socially The Mocs volunteered at numerous community events throughout the year, including National Volunteer Week, Special Olympics, McDonald s Day of Change, Read Across America and many more. Being engaged in the community can extend past volunteering. The Mocs led the Southern Conference in attendance in football, men s basketball, women s basketball and wrestling. UTC hosted the SoCon softball tournament at Frost Stadium and continued to build the Southern Scuffle into the top inseason collegiate wrestling tournament in the nation. 139

6 ALL-SPORTS RECAP The athletics season was a banner year for the Chattanooga Mocs. UTC won seven Southern Conference titles in four sports and four teams were represented in the postseason. The Mocs finished 117th in the NACDA Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, their second-best showing in school history. UTC had five All-Americans, six SoCon Players of the Year, two SoCon Tournament MVPs, seven individual SoCon Champs, one Academic All-American and a school record 96 on the Academic All-SoCon Team. Men s Basketball (Will Wade, head coach) 22-10, 15-3 SoCon/2nd 1st 20-win season since Most regular season triumphs (22) since The 20 regular season DI wins tie the school record (1987). Sophomore Justin Tuoyo became the second Moc to earn SoCon Defensive Player of the Year honors following Z. Mason in Tuoyo and senior Casey Jones made the All-SoCon team in the coaches vote. Jones (1st team), Tuoyo (2nd) and sophomore Greg Pryor (3rd) earned media mention. Jones and Tuoyo were named first team NABC All-District 22. Tuoyo set a school record with 104 blocks during the season. He ranked fourth in the nation in blocks per game. His nine blocks in the home win over Western Carolina tied the SoCon record for a player in a league contest. Jones led the team in scoring (14.2) and rebounding (7.0). He became the first SoCon performer to win back-to-back Player of the Month awards in the same season since NBA MVP Stephen Curry at Davidson in Senior Ronrico White became the 20th Moc of the DI era to eclipse 1,000 career points. His 1,000th-point came on a trey from the right corner directly in front of the Mocs bench during regulation of the overtime win at Furman. He ended his career with 1,100 points. Eric Robertson led the SoCon in 3pt percentage making 46.8 percent from beyond the arc. He was even better in the classroom posting a 4.0 GPA for the year, earning Dean s List mention with Jones, Martynas Bareika, K.J. Bates, Tre McLean and Ronrico White. Those six also made the Athletics Director s Honor Roll with Alex Bran. Matt McCall was introduced as the 19th head coach in school history on April 13, He came to the Scenic City from Florida where he worked with Billy Donovan the past four seasons as assistant coach. Women s Basketball (Jim Foster, head coach) 29-4, 14-0 SoCon/1st/Tournament Champions NCAA 1st Round The Mocs claimed their third straight Southern Conference regular season title and 19th since Jim Foster was named SoCon Coach of the Year by both the coaches and media. He was also named Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writer s Association (2nd straight and fourth in his career). Alicia Payne was named the SoCon Defensive Player of the Year. Sophomores Jasmine Joyner and Chelsey Shumpert were named All- Conference, while Kayla Freeman received the Ann Lashley Inspiration Award The Mocs ranked 17th in the AP Top 25 Poll and 18th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. UTC was second in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 and second by ESPN s Graham Hays in his Mid-Major Top 10. UTC led the nation in fewest personal fouls per game (11.1) and was second in the nation for scoring defense allowing opponents just 50.5 ppg The Mocs posted a 25-game win streak, tied for third longest in school history UTC defeated two Top 10 teams in the same year with wins over then-no. 4 Tennessee and then-no. 7 Stanford... named NCAA Team of the Week after beating Stanford. Joyner broke a 26-year-old Southern Conference record for blocked shots with 132 in the regular season. She finished the season ranked fifth in the nation with 4.0 per game. Joyner was the first player in nearly 30 years to record 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game (26pts, 20rbs vs. Furman - 3/6/15) Freshman Keiana Gilbert was named the ESPNW National Player of the Week following the Mocs win over Tennessee. Jasmine Joyner was named SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was joined on the All-SoCon Tournament team by Chelsey Shumpert (1st), Alicia Payne (2nd) and Ka Vonne Towns (2nd). Cross Country (Bill Gautier, head coach) Men (5th SoCon) Women (2nd SoCon/12th NCAA Regional) Amanda Cotter and Rebecca Greenwall named All-Conference. Amanda Cotter named All-Region with 19th place finish at NCAA South Sport-by-Sport Recap 2015 Mocs Football Region. Patrick O Brien and John Gilpin were both named Capital One Academic All-District. The men had a 3.72 GPA, second in the nation behind Vanderbilt (3.74) and named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Patrick O Brien received the Dayle May Award for UTC senior male with the highest GPA. The women posted a 3.71 GPA and were tied for seventh in the country and named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Teghan Henderson named SoCon Runner of the Week/SoCon Student- Athlete of the Week. Football (Russ Huesman, head coach) 10-4, 7-0 SoCon/1st NCAA FCS Quarterfinals Chattanooga won the outright SoCon title and participated in the FCS Playoffs for the first time since UTC advance to the quarterfinals for the first time. 10 wins are the most in school history. UTC finished the year No. 8 in both the FCS Coaches Poll and The Sports Network Top highest final national ranking in school history. Senior Davis Tull won his third SoCon Defensive Player of the Year honor. He set the SoCon all-time sack record (37.0) during the season. He was 12th in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award. Junior QB Jacob Huesman was the SoCon Offensive Player of the Year for the second time. He was 11th in the voting for the Walter Payton Award. Tull, Huesman, Corey Levin, Faysal Shafaat and Tommy Hudson (PR) gave the Mocs a school-record five All-American Awards. Tull repeated as a Capital One Academic All-American. Head Coach Russ Huesman was named the SoCon Coach of the Year. He is the first at UTC to win the honor three times. He was 10th in the voting for the Eddie Robinson Award. UTC set a school record with 17 Mocs on the All-SoCon team. Men s Golf (Mark Guhne, head coach) 3rd SoCon Andrew Weathers was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. He joins former Mocs Derek Rende (2007) and Stephan Jaeger (2009) in earning the honor. Senior Liam Johnston earned All-SoCon for the second straight year. He finished his career with a stroke average which is the ninth-best in school history. He had the team s top round with a 6-under par 66 in the second round at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. Weathers became the first UTC freshman to garner two top 5 finishes since Jaeger in Weathers closed the fall slate at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate (T5) and opening the spring at Davidson (T2). Sophomore Wes Gosselin improved his stroke average almost a stroke per round (0.75) ending up at 73.65, second to Johnston (73.03). Gosselin led the squad in birdies (3.35/rd), rounds in the 60s (4) and par 5 scoring (4.71). All seven student-athletes that competed in turned in at least one par or better card. Dean s List students: Wes Gosselin (4.0), Liam Johnston, Ewan Scott, Zac Stolz (4.0), Stuart Thomas (4.0) and Kory Webb. Brooks Thomas joined those six on the Athletics Director s Honor Roll. The team posted a program-record 3.47 GPA in the spring, improving on a 3.19 in the fall. Men s golf was one of a school-record eight programs to earn 2015 APR Public Recognition Awards. It is the fourth in a row for the golfers. Women s Golf (Colette Murray, head coach) 2nd SoCon Senior Agathe Sauzon and junior Emily McLennan made the All-Southern Conference squad. It is the third such mention for both student-athletes. Freshman Megan Woods made the SoCon All-Freshman team. She is the 10th Moc in the program s eight seasons to notch All-Freshman honors. The runner-up finish at the SoCon Championships broke a five-year title run. The Mocs have finished first or second in seven consecutive championships. It also snapped a streak of four straight individual winners. The ladies captured the Chattanooga Classic title extending its streak to nine straight campaigns with at least one tourney win. Sauzon s scoring average is the fifth-best in school history. She is one of just two Mocs (Emma de Groot) to win multiple medalist honors during her collegiate career. McLennan set new career-bests for 18-hole score, 67 (-5) at the Palmetto 140 Justin Tuoyo Alicia Payne Davis Tull Amanda Cotter Luke Saunders Agathe Sauzon

7 2015 Mocs Football Intercollegiate, and 54-hole total, 214 (-2) at the SoCon Championships. Freshman Cris Perez improved by nearly five shots per round (4.8) averaging strokes per 18 in the spring. Dean s List students: Sarah Dolmovich, Isabella Loza (4.0), Emily McLennan (4.0), DeeDee Russell, Agathe Sauzon and Megan Woods (4.0). Soccer (J.D. Kyzer, head coach) , 0-9 SoCon/10th The Mocs advanced to Southern Conference Tournament. Crystal Mackezyk moved to fifth on the Mocs all-time chart for points (50) and goals (20) and is tied for seventh for assists (10). Her 172 shots attempted ranks fourth all-time for the Mocs. Clare Latham climbed to sixth all-time for assists with 11. Her seven last season ties for fourth on the Mocs single-season records list. The Mocs 159 saves is second most in school history. UTC ranked first in the league for saves (8.37/game). Hannah Dunn led the league in saves per game and was second in saves. Gavin McKinney was named head coach on Dec. 16, Softball (Frank Reed, head coach) 35-15, 12-5 SoCon/1st Tournament Champions NCAA Auburn Regional Chattanooga won its 14th SoCon regular season title, 13th tournament championship, while appearing in its 10th NCAA Regional Tournament. Head Coach Frank Reed was named the SoCon Coach of the Yeah for the eighth time in his career. Reed opened 2015 securing his 500th Chattanooga win with a 5-3 victory against Evansville on Feb. 6. He won his 1,000th collegiate game with a 7-5 victory over Furman on April 11. Anyssa Robles was named the SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player after going 5-for-11 (.455) with a double, a homer, a run and six RBIs. The junior catcher was responsible for two walk-off hits in the Mocs first two games of the tournament. Seniors Taylor Deason and Nicole Osterman were named to the SoCon All-Tournament team. Six players made the various All-SoCon teams in the regular season. Osterman, Sarah Beth Roberts and Criket Blanco were named to the SoCon first team, while shortstop J.J. Hamill was recognized on the SoCon second team and all freshman team. Cori Jennings and Kailey Palazzolo also made the all freshman team. Men s Tennis (Carlos Garcia, head coach) 5-16, 1-6 SoCon/7th Head coach Carlos Garcia wrapped up his 14th season with the Mocs, guiding a very young squad through a tough Southern Conference schedule. Junior Luke Saunders was the recipient of the Southern Conference s Don Bunch/Buddy Hartsell Sportsmanship Award. Senior Pavels Grigorjevs, juniors Gino Delavalle and John Peacey, and sophomore Lucas Plesky made the Academic All-SoCon team. Junior Gino Delavalle led the team with a singles record. Women s Tennis (Jeff Clark, head coach) 18-4, 5-1 SoCon/2nd The Mocs scored 18 wins for the third year in a row, the most for the program since Both of UTC s non-conference losses were to ranked opponents. UTC finished second in the SoCon regular season race with a 5-1 mark, the best league finish since The Mocs scored their first win over Furman since 1997, snapping a 24-match losing streak to the Paladins. Samantha Caswell was named the SoCon Freshman of the Year. She was 21-8 at No. 4 singles. Caswell and junior Kalya Jones made the All-SoCon second team doubles with a 20-5 overall mark. Jones earned a spot on the All-SoCon first team with a 22-8 record at No. 1. Jones, seniors Claire Mulyadi and Kaylene Chadwell, and juniors Katie Polk and Alison Storie made the Academic All-SoCon team. UTC was ranked No. 8 in the final ITA Ohio Valley Regional rankings. The Mocs earned the ITA Team Academic Award. Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (Bill Gautier, head coach) Men (6th-In/7th-Out) Women (5th-In/5th-Out) The women s Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team of Rebecca Greenwall, Amanda Cotter, Maddison Melchionna and Kiaana Howard claimed Southern Conference indoor title. The men s DMR team of Trevor Janssen, Geoff Nelson, Marquis Carter and Sport-by-Sport Recap John Gilpin placed second at SoCon Indoor Championships. Carter and Melchionna also earned All-SoCon honors in the 800M indoor. Paul Stuart earned all-conference honors in the men s 10K outdoors. Gilpin won two regular season races (3K Steeplechase and 1500m). Emily Drouin (3K SC), Amanda Cotter (1500m) and Keeley Stewart (10K) earned all-conference at the SoCon outdoor championships. Patrick O Brien and John Gilpin were both named Capital One Academic All-District. Volleyball (Travis Filar, head coach) 13-19, 6-10 SoCon/6th Lauren Gainer led the team and was third in the SoCon with a.323 hitting percentage... she was also fourth in the SoCon with 1.03 blocks per set. Allie Davenport was second in the SoCon with 48 aces. UTC had a four-match winning streak in SoCon play during early October. It was the longest run for the team since Anne Bachmann, Sarah Batterton, Catherine Chason, Allie Davenport, Lauren Gainer, Brianna Guzinski and Nicole Sumida all made the Academic All-SoCon team. The Mocs posted two big wins in spring exhibition play, including a 2-0 victory over Tennessee and a 2-0 win over Ole Miss on March 28. Wrestling (Heath Eslinger, head coach) , 7-0 SoCon/1st 45th NCAAs The Mocs won their 29th Southern Conference title while sweeping both the regular season and tournament crowns. UTC sent seven wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and finished 45th, its best showing since Senior Sean Boyle was named the SoCon Wrestler of the Year and won the league title at 125. Senior Nick Soto (133) won his fourth SoCon title, only the fourth in school history to do so. He finished with a career record of , fourth most wins in school history. Sophomore Sean Mappes won the SoCon title at 174. Senior Shawn Greevy (149) and sophomore Michael Pongracz (141), Scottie Boykin (197) and Jared Johnson (285) also competed at the NCAAs. Chattanooga had one of the biggest wins in school history with a win over Oklahoma in the NWCA National Duals. UTC erased a 16-9 deficit with three matches left to advance to the quarterfinals of the national tournament CHATTANOOGA ACCOLADES SoCon Championships (7) Women s Basketball R-T Football R Softball R-T Wrestling R-T R-Regular Season T-Tournament NCAA Participants (6) Women s Basketball Men s Cross Country Women s Cross Country Football Softball Wrestling All-Americans (5) Tommy Hudson (PR) - Football - 3rd Team Jacob Huesman - Football - 2nd Team Corey Levin - Football - 3rd Team Faysal Shafaat - Football - 3rd Team Davis Tull - Football - 1st Team SoCon Male Athlete of the Year Davis Tull - 1st in school history SoCon Players of the Year (6) Sean Boyle - Wrestling Jacob Huesman - Football (Offensive) Corey Levin - Football (Jacob s Blocking) Alicia Payne - Women s Basketball (Def.) Davis Tull - Football (Defensive) Justin Tuoyo - Men s Basketball (Def.) ALL-sPORTS RECAP SoCon Tournament MVP (2) Jasmine Joyner - Women s Basketball Anyssa Robles - Softball SoCon Special Awards (2) Kayla Freeman - Women s Basketball (Inspirational) Luke Saunders - Men s Tennis (Sportsmanship) Capital One Academic All-American (1) Davis Tull - Football - 1st Team SoCon Individual Champions (7) Sean Boyle - Wrestling 125 Sean Mappes - Wrestling 174 Nick Soto - Wrestling 133 Amanda Cotter - ITK DMR Rebecca Greenwall - ITK DMR Kiaana Howard - ITK DMR Maddison Melchionna - ITK DMR SoCon Freshmen of the Year (2) Andrew Weathers - Men s Golf Samantha Caswell - Women s Tennis SoCon Coaches of the Year (3) Russ Huesman - Football Jim Foster - Women s Basketball Frank Reed - Softball All-SoCon (50) SoCon All-Freshman (22) Capital One Academic All-District (4) Academic All-SoCon (96) Anyssa Robles Sean Boyle Lauren Gainer John Gilpin Kayla Jones Liam Johnston 141

8 HALL OF FAME hall of fame 2015 Mocs Football The 2014 Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees and honorees include Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn, Dale Rutemeyer, Lanni Marchant, David McCrary, Grace Keith, Todd Duff and Sharon Fussell. Inductees... Yr Inducted Baseball Tommy Bartlett ( ) 1992 David Fussell ( ) 2015 Bill Redd 1991 Tommy Sparks ( ) 2014 Pat Woolsey ( ) 2003 Men s Basketball Murray Arnold ( ) 1994 Larry Barnett ( ) 1992 Brandon Born ( ) 2001 Tim Brooks ( ) 2003 David Bryan ( ) 1991 Chad Copeland ( ) 1999 Shirlie Elliott 1993 Leon Ford ( ) 1998 Lance Fulse ( ) 1996 Wayne Golden ( ) 1991 William Gordon ( ) 1991 Kevin Gray ( ) 1992 Tom Losh ( ) Inductees... Year Inducted Mack McCarthy ( ) 1997 Walter Moose McGary ( ) 1992 Wes Moore ( ) 2011 Nick Morken ( ) 1993 Keith Nelson ( ) 2005 Russ Schoene ( ) 1995 Ron Shumate ( ) 1991 Eric Smith ( ) 2007 Howard Sompayrac ( ) 1997 Gary Stich ( ) 2009 Stanford Strickland ( ) 2010 Johnny Taylor ( ) 2005 Willie White ( ) 1991 Gerald Wilkins ( ) 1991 Women s Basketball Alex Anderson ( ) 2014 Katasha Brown (Flatt) ( ) 2012 Kim Brown (Suttles) ( ) 2009 Damita Bullock ( ) 2008 Sharon Cable (Fanning-Otis) ( ) 1993 A.C. Scrappy Moore Award Given to the UTC student-athlete who best personifies the Athletic Department s strive for comprehensive excellence, academically, athletically and socially Pumpy Tudors 2004 Shannon Wommack 1993 Tee Jay Jackson 1994 Brandon Born 1995 Michael Kyle 1996 April Miller 1997 Mary Jane Middelkoop 1998 Anna & Catherine Wright 1999 Amanda Lynch 2001 Dana Reed & Jennifer Wilson 2002 Emmanuel DeWalt 2003 Ian Mayne 2005 Katasha Brown 2006 Lanni Marchant 2007 Tara Tembey 2008 Lara Newberry 2009 Joseph Thornton 2010 Grace Robinette 2011 Stephan Jaeger 2012 Christina Teter 2014 Jordan Britt 2015 Davis Tull Inductees... Year Inducted Tina Chairs ( ) 1993 Kim Horsey ( ) 2003 Grace Keith ( ) 2015 Regina Kirk ( ) 2004 Chris McClure ( ) 1996 Karen Mills ( ) 1991 Denise Powers ( ) 1994 Jennifer Wilson (Galloway) ( ) 2010 Cross Country/Track & Field DeAnna Campbell (Goodwin) ( ) 2003 Nic Crider ( ) 2005 Tyleana Hanner ( ) 2006 Lanni Marchant ( ) 2015 Mary Jane Middelkoop ( ) 2004 Shannon Womack (Robbins) ( ) 2011 Football Brent Adams ( ) 1993 Tony Ball ( ) 2006 Troy Boeck ( ) Gordon L. Davenport 1993 Col. Ken Hood 1994 Max Finley 1995 Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ward 1996 Eileen and John Thornton 1997 Dr. Frank Trundle and Dr. Barrry Heywood 1998 Mary Tinkler and the Max Finley Family 1999 Joe and Barbara Waters 2001 Gary Davis 2002 Don McDade Inductees... Year Inducted Mickey Brokas ( ) 1990 Joe Burke ( ) 1990 Jacob Burney ( ) 1992 Bill Butler ( ) 1988 Josh Cain ( ) 2012 Roger Catarino ( ) 1989 Greg Cater ( ) 1995 Howard Clark ( ) 1987 Abe Cohen ( ) 1990 Tim Collins ( ) 1987 John Creager ( ) 1990 Cos DeMatteo ( ) 2010 Tom Drake ( ) 1992 Joe Lee Dunn ( ) 1992 Gwain Durden ( ) 1988 Wayne Farmer ( ) 1987 John Green ( ) 1987 Jack Gregory ( ) 1987 Frank Grigonis ( ) 1988 Jerry Harris ( ) 1987 Carey Henley (1955, 59-61) 1993 GORDON L. DAVENPORT Award Presented to the individual who has shown outstanding commitment to UTC Athletics Dag Gray 2004 Frank Kinser 2005 Bob Maffett 2006 Pam Henry 2007 Milly Fariss 2008 Steve & Delores Harvey 2009 Lewie Card 2010 Brenda Lawson 2011 Guerry Family 2012 Bob Davis 2014 Herb Adcox 2015 Todd Duff