Tennessee athletics claimed its second straight SEC All-Sports Title awarded by the USA Today Network. The 2022-23 school year is the third time the USA Today Network has presented the awards. The USA Today Network succeeds The Halifax Media Group and GateHouse Media, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group and the SEC’s offices in tabulating the rankings.
“I’m so proud of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and all the fans and donors who support us,” Tennessee Director of Athletics Danny White in a statement. “This is a team accomplishment, and everyone plays an important role. We are just getting started on Rocky Top, but this early success gives us the confidence to keep building!”
After the men’s teams finished in first and women’s teams finished in second last year both the Vols and Lady Vols sat atop the SEC during the 2022-23 school year. Tennessee is just the second ever school to win the men’s and women’s All-Sports Title in the same season.
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Tennessee didn’t win many SEC titles this season with softball’s regular season and tournament crowns marking the athletic department’s only conference title. However, Tennessee had an abundance of programs finish in the top four of the SEC this year.
That includes football (second East), men’s cross country (second), women’s swimming & diving (second), men’s tennis (second), men’s swimming & diving (third), women’s basketball (third), men’s golf (tied for third), soccer (third), women’s tennis (third) and men’s outdoor track & field (third).
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams and men’s and women’s tennis teams made runs to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The softball team is readying to take on Texas in the Knoxville Super Regional this weekend while Tennessee baseball will be in the NCAA Tournament field.
The complete SEC All-Sports Rankings are as follows: Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas, Auburn, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Missouri.