Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin responded Wednesday to calls from
Knoxville civic leaders for a street to be named after him.
"I appreciate the support I have received from the fans and am grateful for
their interest in our program," said Martin, who helped direct the Vols to
their first national championship since 1951. "It is premature at this
stage of my career to talk about naming a street for me.
"I am looking forward to accomplishing other things with the Tennessee
Vols. The championship season was great, but it was a total team
"If anything, a street should be named National Championship
A campus road was renamed last year in honor of former Tennessee
quarterback Peyton Manning, who never won a national title as a Vol.
Recently, some of Knoxville's African-American leaders, including Dewey
Roberts, president of the Knoxville chapter of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People, have suggested the same should be done
Pesek and Bonner fifth at Diving World Cup
University of Tennessee diver Kathy Pesek and former Lady Vol standout
Tracy Bonner claimed fifth place in three-meter synchronized diving at the
1999 Canon XI FINA Diving World Cup in Wellington, New Zealand, over the
The duo reached a score of 254.34 at the Wellington Aquatics Center,
finishing less than one point shy of the third-place pair from
Pesek, a junior from Houston, Texas, also competed on the 10-meter
platform, advancing to the semifinals, but was just short of making the
six-person finals list. She finished in 10th place overall with a score of
She was in eighth place after the preliminary round on the tower and was
one of only two divers competing for the U.S. The meet featured 132 divers
from 23 countries and is an annual event for FINA, the international
governing body for aquatics.
Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington returned after joining the U.S. team
in New Zealand. But, Pesek continued on to Sydney, Australia, where she is
competing in the Southern Cross International FINA Diving Grand Prix, which
Pesek is competing on the three-meter springboard and on the platform as
one of only two women representing the U.S. The meet is part of 15 Grand
Prix events held throughout the year and is taking place at the same pool
that will be used for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Both Pesek and Bonner have claimed NCAA titles with the UT squad. Pesek is
the reigning national champion on the platform and Bonner took the
three-meter crown in 1995. They advanced to the World Cup after finishing
with the gold medal at the U.S. Diving Summer National Championships in
The Lady Vol swimming and diving team will return to action at home on Jan.
30 when they host Georgia at 11 a.m. in the Student Aquatic Center.
Martin calls win 'total team effort'
Published: Fri Jan 22, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:51 p.m.