Several other deserving nominees were considered for The Daily Beacon

Athlete of the Week. They are:

Gabi Chereches

The two-time Olympian from Romania won the three-meter diving event on

Saturday at a dual meet with No. 4 Georgia.

Chereches currently ranks first in the Southeastern Conference in platform

diving and has qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships in one-meter,

three-meter and platform diving.

Chamique Holdsclaw

The junior All-American averaged 29 points and nine rebounds in the Lady

Vols' victories over Georgia and Alabama.

With 28 points and 11 rebounds in the win over the Lady Bulldogs, Holdsclaw

registered her 40th career double-double. Holdsclaw now has scored 1,890

in her career at UT.

Mark Parsons

Parsons, a freshman from Canada, was the only Vol to win all three of

his singles and all three of his doubles matches last weekend at the O'Charley's/Vol

Tennis Classic, which UT won.

Parsons, who has won nine of his last 10 matches, has the Vols' best

record with a season mark of 24-8.

Kathy Pesek

Pesek, a junior All-American, swept the one- and three-meter diving competitions

at the Tennessee/Georgia dual meet last weekend.

Pesek, who is currently ranked third in the world in the synchronized

three-meter competition, scored season-best marks of 275.62 on the one-meter

springboard and 330.22 on the three-meter springboard.

Tyrone Graham

Graham, a freshman on the UT track and field team, can now be considered

the fastest man on campus, according to head coach Bill Webb.

Graham, who doubles as a wide receiver on the football team, set an Indiana

Dual Meet record in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.23 seconds.

The mark ranks third-best in the SEC and eighth in the NCAA this season.

With that time, Graham becomes an NCAA provisional qualifier and moves

into eighth place on UT's all-time top 10 list in the 55.

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