Athlete of the Week. They are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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