Tennessee Wins Second Consecutive SEC All-Sports Title | State
The University of Tennessee won its second consecutive SEC All-Sports title, presented by USA Today Network, as the Vols and Lady Vols finished first in the men’s and women’s standings for the first time.
“I am so proud of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and all of the fans and donors who support us,” said Vice Chancellor/Athletic Director Danny White. “It’s a team accomplishment, and everyone plays an important role. We’re just getting started on Rocky Top, but this early success gives us the confidence to keep building.”
Tennessee’s ascent to the top coincides with White’s 2021 lead of the department.
In addition to sweeping both SEC softball championships, Tennessee has seen the following teams this year finish in the top four of their respective SEC races (regular season standings or championship event): football (second East ), men’s cross country (second), women’s swimming and diving (second), men’s tennis (second), men’s swimming and diving (third), women’s basketball (third), men’s golf (tied for third), soccer ( third), women’s tennis (third), women’s indoor track and field (third), and men’s outdoor athletics (third).
In its first full college year under White, Tennessee won its first-ever SEC Overall All-Sports trophy last May. Tennessee also finished first in the SEC Men’s All-Sports Rankings while earning a second-place finish in the SEC Women’s All-Sports Rankings a year ago.
This year, the second full college year under White’s leadership, Tennessee became only the second SEC school to win both the men’s and women’s titles in the same year.
The final SEC team rankings in the All-Sports compilations were: